most nights spent at home i listen to my local radio talk show, nick magerison on Hallam FM (south yorkshire region). various topics are disgussed from 9pm till 1am, people phoning in giving there views & opinions. i was disgussed to hear last night that the govenment are thinking about teaching kids to give oral sex rather than full sex as its safer! i was also outraged last week to hear that the govenment are thinking about selling condoms at lunchtime in schools. why do the govenment insist on encouraging children that are under the legal age of concent to have sex. surley the problem of teenage pregnanceys & STI's are more to do with mis-information not that condoms arnt available to teenages. i'm just turned 20y/o & left school just under 4 years ago, the sex education we had at that time was terable. in the second year of secondary school we learnt about cromasomes & how the sex of a baby is determind. in the third year the girls had a woman come in and tell us about periods & in the last year we had a two hour lesson on sex a month before we actually left. what is the point in having a sex education lesson at 16 years old, at this time 60% of teenages had already had sex and everyone knew about it. now i know not much has changed because my younger brother has just left secondary & i have nephews at primary one of whom is a year from leaving. dont you think the govenment need to re-think there sex education policy. all we learnt in sex ed was about different contiception like the pill & condoms & what there used for. we learnt a little about different STIs and how you catch them. maybe if they tought teenages (around 13/14y/o) about sex, tell them how its something thats only ment to be reserved for adults in a stable loving relationship & focus on the bad aspects of sex. they should show detailed pictures & videos of problems that can occure from having (unpretected) sex. they should teach them that there is no such thing as safe sex, only SAFER sex. they should focus on the bad aspects of sex & the bad aspects of have a baby while still a teenager (eg, loss of childhood, while your friends are all out going to night clubs your staying at home looking after baby, the expense etc). one thing i forgot to say was how is teaching kids to give oral sex bring the STIs rate down? ok it may bring the rate of teen pregnanceys down but what about STIs, syphalis is can be contracted through oral sex, also many people dont know that hepititus can be contracted through oral sex. having a coldsore is dangerous, giving someone oral sex while having a coldsore can be crossed over to genital herpies which is not curable & can be contracted through sex even when wearing a condom. how is this good sex education? what does everybody else think about this subject?