Posts Tagged ‘middle school


What’s a ‘g spot’?

Out of the various snippets of how I learned about sex, one instance stands out as informative and positive.

It was the summer before or after 8th grade and I was at a week-long regional Methodist church youth summit. Each day we could sign up for different “classes” on a range of topics. One class was about sex–led by an elderly couple. I signed up with a friend with much anticipation and giggling. The sign-up sheet filled up to the maximum. This couple was great: open and honest and not trying to preach about behavior. They talked about sex as a positive and enjoyable thing. They also let us write questions on notecards. The only one I remember was “what’s a g spot”? They didn’t know the answer but promised to follow up – and they did.


“cry babies”

An exchange with a middle school teacher about a pregnancy prevention program in their school. The program gives dolls to students (a common pregnancy prevention effort).


[Teacher]: the kids get their babies today
he is demonstrating the baby
they are so freaking excited about it
it totally does not discourage teen pregnancy
oh and this is interesting
some are taking them over the weekend and some take them monday night
and the guy told me to decide who is more “at risk” and make them have it over the weekend

Me: do just girls get babies?

[Teacher]: no
boys too
some of them don’t want them though
they have to do a 2 page essay instead
which obviously you get to do in real life in case you get pregnant