She Who Must Be Obeyed is an expert on sexual health. Heck, it’s her job. No, she doesn’t get paid for that. She’s an obstetrician/gynecologist with a specialization in sexual health. Get your mind out of the gutter.
(Though, speaking of the gutter, heh, heh, heh. A wife who’s an expert on sex? Yeah, I married up.)
Anyway, I thought we could get into a bit of a male perspective here. A dude’s view of sex, if you will.
I recently found an interesting site that has a lot of great information on that.
The topic of sexual health is wide-ranging, encompassing issues such as sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs or STIs), HIV/AIDS, and birth control, as well as sexual pleasure, communication, and body image. On a global scale, sexual health also includes issues of education for women and accessibility of healthcare.
Here’s a little stat from that site that’s going to scare the pants right on you, dude.
- About 25% of Americans live with an incurable STD ( Women’s Day ), and it is estimated that half of all sexually active youth will contract an STD by the time they turn 25 ( KFF ).
- Despite higher risk in American youth, only 1/3 of all youth aged 15-17 and 1/2 of all youth aged 18-24 have been tested for STDs ( KFF ).
Yeah, that sounds about right. The problem, as I’ve said many times before, is teenagers see themselves as invincible and immortal. Neither of which is true, of course. The facts on the ground don’t support those little delusions. Its our job as parents to make sure the little dudes and dudettes have a bit more of a factual take on what they might be facing. If we can’t push a little reality into their mental landscape, they’re going to be heading for trouble.
Hence, my recommendation for this site. It’s a good aggregator site that contains a lot of links to different places, with lots of different topics. What you remember from your own half a semester in health class in ninth grade probably isn’t going to cut it, dude. It’s time you got up to date.
It’s also a good idea, if you’re going to be terminally embarrassing your little dude or dudette by talking about sex, to make sure you know what you’re talking about first. Go have a look. You’ll thank me later.Share on Facebook Tags: A Dude's Guide to Health, A Dude's Guide to Life, A Dude's Guide to Teens, Accessibility, age, Aggregator, Aids, Birth Control, Body Image, Delusion, Delusions, Different Places, Diseases, dude, Dude's, Dudette, Dudettes, education, Expert, Gutter, health, Health Class, Heck, Heh Heh, Hiv Aids, information, Job, Kff, little dude, little dudes, Male Perspective, Man, Mate, men, Mental Landscape, Obstetrician, Obstetrician Gynecologist, parent, parents, Pleasure, richard, risk, sex, Sexual Health, Sexual Pleasure, Sin, Specialization, Stds, Stis, Target, teenager, teenagers, wife, Woman, women, youth