Class: Human Sexuality
valdalyn
 So I have been taking this class on Human Sexuality.  Easy topic, easier than I had hoped really, it reminds me a lot of the "health" class I took in High School.  However, it is a lot more updated, especially as far as medical advances concerning conception and contraception.  I consider myself to be pretty knowledgable in the ways of sex but there have been a few things that interested me, and some that actually surprised me so I figured I might make a list.
Things a non-traditional student learned in Sex Ed:
  • Nearly every guy born before 1980 was circumcised.  Now only about half of male children are routinely circumcised.
  • Female genital mutilation FGM is way more common than I thought, with over 2 million girls having their parts cut without anesthesia or even clean instruments every year.  Fortunately it is illegal in the US.
  • Many people consider male circumcision to be completely unnecessary and therefore in the same category as FGM.
  • Only about 30% of women experience orgasms routinely through heterosexual intercourse.  That means 70% do not.
  • It really is all about communication.
  • "Outercourse" is a really cool word.  It means abstaining from any sex that is 'risky' like anal, vaginal, and oral sex.
  • People with more education are more likely to engage in oral sex than people who have spent less time in school.
  • The woman-on-top position is the most common position throughout the world, though in western cultures it is less popular.
That's the first half of the quarter (midterm was yesterday).  The class is not exactly a wellspring of exciting new information, but there are definitely a few nuggets that I have found interesting.

 

A Drug Problem
valdalyn
 I don't really have anything to say but I found something I saved in my files a long time ago and figured it probably deserved to be reposted.

I had a drug problem when I was young.
I was drug to church on Sunday morning.
I was drug to church for wedding and funerals.
I was drug to family reunions no matter the weather.
I was drug to the bus stop to go to school every
weekday.
I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to
adults and teachers.
I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my
parents.
Those drugs are still in my veins; and they affect my
behavior
in every thing I do, say, and think.

They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin,
and if today's children had this kind of drug problem,
America might be a better place.


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