Sex expert believes masturbation should be taught to children in school

Nadia Bokody said that the stigma associated with masturbation, especially for girls, often leads to problems in the future


                            Sex expert believes masturbation should be taught to children in school

A sex expert from Sydney recently shocked parents from all over the world with her views, when she claimed that masturbation should be taught to children in schools, reports the Daily Mail. Nadia Bokody, who appeared on 'This Morning' via live video link from Sydney, said that the stigma associated with masturbation, especially for girls, often leads to problems in the future.

Bokody said that the shame which is usually attached to the sexual act is not healthy, therefore, in a bid to avoid it, schools should take up the responsibility of teaching children, as young as 11, on how to pleasure themselves sexually. The idea, which was deemed ridiculous by most parents, also saw a lot of people claiming it would simply encourage underage sex.

However, in a surprising turn of events, the idea was highly accepted and appreciated by a lot of viewers of the morning TV show, who were glad that such a topic was being discussed, even calling it 'refreshing' to a great extent. 



 

"Masturbation is such a taboo topic, but we are already creating shame by not talking about it," said Bokody. She also believes that it is extremely important to teach kids about all the mechanics behind sexual pleasure, particularly young girls.

According to Bokody, little boys are usually taught how to label every part of their body, including their genital organs, but it is not always the case when girls are concerned. As per her, young girls' genitals are more often than not "shrouded in mystery and stigma."

She said on the ITV programme, "It is beneficial to both sexes, but we know that socially we are more comfortable with boys labeling their genital area and it is socially acknowledged in a lot of humor messaging that we see. But we don’t have the same message as girls and we know that girls are going and having fairly unpleasant sexual encounters."

"If we can at least get girls to recognize what is supposed to feel like pleasure and what is supposed to feel like pain that's a start but we can also have it there as an option for delaying partnered sex," she explained.



 

Bokody's views on the TV show got her a lot of support from viewers, who took to social media to share their opinions on the matter as well. One person wrote: "I like the way that this woman is explaining this topic on This Morning. 'Should masturbation be taught in school'. I agree with her points. I have seen so many benefits from documentaries done on these subject matters."

Another added: "I really appreciate your coverage of female masturbation on such a large platform. Hopefully, you make a mark on the public, young feminists like myself really value recognition like this on this topic. Thank you!"

But there were a lot of others who were completely horrified by Bokody's views, as one fumed: "This is getting ludicrous. What age are you talking about teaching kids about masturbation..why does it need to be taught it's a private thing. Why can't you leave the kids alone let them grow up learning in their own ffs."

"Horrified by this lunatic on TV!! Masturbation taught in schools. No wonder kids are getting sexually actively younger and younger... A disgrace in my opinion[sic]," added another Twitter user. "Surely this woman doesn’t have children! There is no way you would want your child to be taught about masturbation and porn in school. What the actual f***," said a third angry viewer.

 



 

 

Bokody explained that she thought the learning about sexually pleasing oneself should come from a young age and at school because schools have the responsibility of keeping children safe and preparing them for adulthood. Although she is not anti-porn, she further added that watching porn should never be a child's first exposure for any sort of sexual reference.

She said: "Am I comfortable about young boys and girls going and having sex, absolutely not. What we know is the more we try to create shame around topics the worse it generally makes it for young people. Young people are going to go out and have sex, they are hitting puberty at a young age. Our culture is drenched in sexual messaging, we talk about the proliferation of pornography in our culture it is highly accessible. It is very easy for children to access it."

She added: "We may feel unconformable talking about it but digging our heads in the sand isn’t going to stop it from happening. We know young people are already having sex, we just want them to do it safely."