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Sex is never an easy topic to broach. Even when you're in a relationship. So one can only imagine what it's like to discuss the birds and the bees with teenagers or youth in general. That discussion can be just as excruciating as chatting about it with granny. But kids have to be educated and boy do they have thoughts on the matter. Better to learn through class than online though.


Redditor u/ShadowAssassinVI wanted to hear from fornication educators out there, they were curious about...

Sex-Ed teachers of Reddit, what was the one most disturbing question or class you've ever taught?

All at Once...

Confused Lauren Conrad GIF by The Hills Giphy

One of the jocks wanted to know if you were supposed to put your testicles inside a woman's vagina during intercourse.

SmokyQuartzz87

Facts

Less disturbing and more naive: an eighth grader stayed after her health class to talk to the teacher as I was coming into the room to teach my next section. I overheard her explain that the teacher had said if a girl's period is late, she should take a pregnancy test... But did she need to do that if she'd never had sex?

The teacher, thinking perhaps there'd been some contact other than intercourse that had the girl worried, asked how long it had been since her last period... to which she said she hadn't had her first one, yet. So, a virgin who hasn't started menstruating thought she could be pregnant, because her first period hadn't arrived by age 13.

BobosBigSister

Seriously?

new girl facepalm GIF by HULU Giphy

'If you masturbate yourself, doesn't that mean you're gay?

It was something to think about.

Rawscent

Hatching...

Not a teacher but some kid in my health class asked very nervously if men had eggs. When my teacher said no and explained it he legit looked so relieved. I'm not sure what he was scared of but at least he got corrected before it became an issue lmao.

s3s4m3s33d

Please Go

Not a teacher. I was in college intro to psych and one of my classmates asked our GTA why humans couldn't have sex with animals - in front of all of us. The GTA turned red and said it was for several reasons and she'd speak with her after class. The student kept prodding and asking the same thing different ways. The GTA finally dismissed class. That girl never came back to class - and she wasn't joking around. She seriously didn't understand it.

The_Curvy_Unicorn

T. M. I.

My husband was the teacher. He was new, fresh out of college, teaching in an all-boys, $20,000 a year school. It was the "ask anything, no judgement" part of the lesson and an boy asked him: "does vagina from different girls taste different?"

...and my then-24 year old husband said "yeah, for sure, like if she smokes or something, you can taste it. Vegetarian girls taste the best."

OMG.

He does not work there any more. Obviously.

Thankfully in the last 20 years, he's become an awesome educator... he's a little less green now and would totally halt that train of conversation now.

Schmoopie986

Silly Boy

That Is Adorable Judy Greer GIF by Team Coco Giphy

Not disturbing, just innocent. An 11th grade boy asked me if it was possible to permanently run out of semen by masturbating too much.

ontrack

Bad Dean

Not a teacher (sorry). But having just read a completely screwed-up Dean Koontz book at the age of 9, I asked my sex ed teacher if, as I had read, a person born with both sex organs could impregnate themselves.

He answered the question accurately, age appropriately and with a completely straight face.

scurvy_knave

No Substitutions

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Not a sex-ed teacher, but a girl in my class asked our biology teacher whether semen could be used as a replacement for breastmilk.

Ferdinand33

REDDIT

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