Sex Education

The sex education we received in 1961 left my friend and I with some strange ideas.

Given the emphasis on testicles, and no mention of the role of the penis, my friend assumed the testicles must burst open in a shower of blood.

I tried to convince him of the role of the penis that my mom had told me. He was convinced my mom was a lying pervert. His parents would never do that. They had never even been naked. And further our classes never mentioned it.

We also got the idea that parents go into a coma during sex. Adults seemed to forget all about sex. Why else would a husband be surprised when his wife announced her pregnancy?

We also got the idea every single act of sex results in a baby. We thought it odd to make such a production of something done so rarely.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)