Gone are the time when we were taught about birds and the bees. Sex education, unfortunately, is still considered a taboo, even in the age of internet technology. That’s why, when they google, and their curiosity piqued up, they find answers through wrong means. Sex education in school empowers teenagers to get equipped with the right knowledge about sex and why they should wait till they are 18 years of age. Sex education also provide information on safe sex and why it is important to use condom during sex. Both girls and boys can get information on topics like sexually transmitted disease, HIV/AIDS, unplanned pregnancies, etc.
When used correctly, condoms are highly effective in preventing HIV and STD (sexually transmitted disease) that are transmitted through bodily fluids such as Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
What does “when used correctly” means?
Remember that condoms are NOT 100% effective, though yes, 90-95% it does its job. Remaining percentage is when mishap happen. Due to FRICTION, condom can burst (especially if you use wrong type of oils and creams as a lubricant). There is also a chance of slippage if not worn properly.
HIV cannot pass through condom but it can fail to prevent an exposure to HIV/STD if they break, slip or leak during sex.
Hence – let’s talk freely. Let’s properly educate one another. Let’s be more responsible instead of being shy – as it is always said “Knowledge is Power”.