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What was your highlight from sex-ed classes in schools?

Rachel Scott: “Now this is the flower’s stamen ...”

Eric Peterson: In elementary school, we had our maturation program and a kid asked, “Why was it hot?” The instructor said, “Why is what hot?” The kid smiled and said, “The lemon juice,” and then giggled, and the instructor was like, “Get him out of here!” And they kicked his ass out, and as far as I know he never learned why the lemon juice was hot.

John Paul Brophy: The live coitus demonstration ... oh, wait, that was Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.

Scott Renshaw: I went to Catholic school, so I learned the important lesson that no matter what you did, it was likely to result in you going blind.

Pete Saltas: I’m only five years removed from high school and half my classmates have kids. That just about tops my highlight reel.

Kolbie Stonehocker: I don’t remember any highlights. In fact, other than “If you have sex, you will catch a disease and die!” I didn’t learn anything. My health teacher said she couldn’t even say the “C-word” (condom) without fear of losing her job.

Dan Nailen: Watching the nuns sweat while they taught that section of “health” class. That’s right, nuns in the ’80s taught actual sex-ed where I lived—get it together Utah!

Susan Kruithof: Clearly I wasn’t listening in sex-ed class or they were extremely vague with what sex entailed. All I know is in eighth grade, a boy sat on me and I thought he got me pregnant.

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