Is it reasonable to take middle-schoolers to a sex toy shop? Is it harmful to start teaching your toddler the word “vulva” before she can remember her sister’s name? Is it good to expect teenagers to be celibate and teach them abstinence exclusively? Will it scare elementary-age children to know about fluid gender identity? Is it OK that, as the Guttmacher Institute noted, only 22 states in America require sex ed, and only 13 of them require the information provided to be “medically accurate”?
Read this entire article — on what it’s developmentally appropriate to teach your child, and when — over at Jezebel.