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Sex Education: How Do You Answer Their Questions?

AT 5-6 YEARS OLD THEY WERE TOLD OF THE HISTORY OF THE SMALL SEED AND THEN, AFTER 8-9 YEARS, THE TRANSFORMATIONS OF THEIR BODIES DURING THE PUBERTY, AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF PREGNANCY AND AIDS PREVENTION. FOR THE REST WE ARE NOT IN THE BEST POSITION …

In the context of the school The external speakers In solo, places of information, advice The exhibition where they can take you Books on sexuality Messages to be sent.

In the context of the school National education: The official texts provide for three annual sessions on sex education in secondary and secondary schools. They are provided by doctors, school nurses or biology teachers.

According to the Academies, the structure and effectiveness of the system is unequal. Most are often limited to biological considerations (reproduction, fertilization …), contraception and STDs.

National Education is aware that it can be done better and that it works! Parents’ associations can also encourage teachers to organize sex education.

Information at the GNIES (National Information and Sex Education Group), a group of parents, teachers and school nurses Contact: Dr Marie-Lucie Gosselin, marie-lucie.gosselin@unsa-education.org

The external speakers

Several associations are doing remarkable work, at the request of the heads of the branches … SESAME, to also take the emotional side into account.

This association of affective and sexual education in public and private colleges and lycées has been approved by the National Education. During the sessions, the speakers answer the physiological, technical and relational questions that the students have anonymously asked in writing.

They make them think and debate about how and why we make love, about self-knowledge, on the other hand … Sessions all over France, on request at 04 74 03 41 89. And at www.sesame-educ.org

CRIPS, for the elderly. The Regional Center for AIDS Information and Prevention intervenes in secondary schools, following the same principle of anonymous questions, in STI prevention, contraception and sex life.

The facilitators try to separate sex from danger and talk about it in a positive way, evoking the concepts of desire and pleasure. 13 CRIPS in France including 1 in Paris. Tel: 01 56 80 33 33. And at www.lecrips-idf.net

In solo, places of information, advice

The CRIPS also welcomes teens in individual interviews for free, for advice on prevention and education about sexuality. Excellent booklets have been designed on site for 15-18 year olds:

“Teenage Questions”, “Emergency Contraception”, “Guide to the Female and Male Body”, “IST” … 13 CRIPS in France, including 1 in Paris. Tel: 01 56 80 33 33. And at www.lecrips-idf.net Free anonymous telephone advice from Fil Santé Jeunes.

Rens .: 0800235236 and at www.filsantejeunes.com Contraception: useful address In planning and family education centers, individualized interviews about methods of contraception, prescription of the emergency pill … 0800803803 and www.planning-familial.org

The exhibition they can take you to

Sexual Zizi the Expo! “, Inspired by Titeuf’s famous comic book, Zep and Hélène Bruller’s Guide to Sexual Zizi (Glénat eds): a playful, humorous and tricky journey, scientifically documented, highly pedagogical and full of values ​​(respect for others, prevention of pedophilia, etc.

It explains to the 9-14 year olds, without taboos or complexes, all aspects of sexuality, from the ‘wringer with tongues’ to practicing the French kiss by dolls placed on the mechanism of the ‘zizi-piquet’ , passes through the .

“amourometer” to measure the intensity of his feelings or the Fresco of Love, with all the details tastefully drawn by Zep. City of Science and Industry from La Villette, Paris 18th. Information and reservations on 08 92 69 70 72 and www.cite-sciences.fr.

Books on sexuality

The boys (somewhat) explained to the girls, the girls (somewhat) explained to the boys, by Bernadette Costa-Prades, ed. Albin Michel, 13 euros. First Love Feelings and First Sexual Experiences, by Anne Vaisman, ed. By La Martinière Jeunesse, coll. Hydrogen, 11 euros.

For 10-13 years old

They love eachother. Sentiment amoureux et sexualité, by Françoise de Guilbert and Delphine Pontégnier, ed. Anders Junior, 9 euros. 60 questions about puberty, by Brigitte Bègue, ed. From La Martinière Jeunesse, 11 euros.

Books for you

Love is great, but … 60 teenage questions about sex and love, and how to answer them by Denise Stagnara, ed. Dunod, 14.50 euros. Talking about sexuality with adolescents, an education in emotional and sexual life, by Nicole Athéa (doctor at CRIPS), ed. Eyrolles, 19 euros.

Messages to be sent

Respect. Everyone does what they want in terms of sexuality, as it does not harm the other, respects and respects themselves. Forcing someone to rape is a criminal act. Love and desire.

An encounter is never so physical, it is also relational, emotional, even if one is not in love. But when longing and love are associated, it is even more impressive!

Responsibility. Prevention measures (condoms, pills, appointments with the gynecologist) must be within reach.