Sex Questions From Kids Are Hilarious, But Scary

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chalkboardThe Sex Questions From Seventh Graders Tumblr that went viral before being yanked from the web was full of some of the most off-the-wall questions about human anatomy I think I've heard in a long time. Come to think of it, I haven't heard any of this since, well, middle school.

They're downright hilarious. But they're also downright terrifying!

The handwritten sex questions were allegedly put up by a teacher who kept her (or his?) identity anonymous. How it was pulled off Tumblr, and how the accompanying Twitter account disappeared, isn't clear. But sites that picked up photos of the notecard show some poorly spelled questions:

I heard that guys can have sex until they die is that true

Does porn make your sperm stronger

How do the sperms move? Can your eggs brake?

Is there other ways to have a baby but without having sex?

Go ahead. Laugh.

OK, now that you're done, can we talk about sex education for a second here? It's still a controversial issue in America thanks to puritanical parents who refuse to look at the facts: kids have questions about sex. If we're not answering those questions, these are the kinds of things they think are true ... that porn will make their sperm stronger, that their eggs will "brake."

The problem is kids talk about sex ... a lot. And when we're not giving them good information to use in those talks, things get dangerous. The myth I still recall being whispered in the locker room dealt with the best way to prevent pregnancy: by peeing after sex. Can you imagine how many pregnant teenagers that little bit of "birth control" created?

I've said it before, and I'll say it again and again ... I don't want to be a young grandmother. But if we don't tell kids the truth about sex, they're going to keep on believing in myths and fairy tales. And myths and fairy tales aren't funny when they start screaming at 2 a.m. for a diaper change, are they?

What's your take on the Sex Questions From Seventh Graders? Funny or scary?


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ethan... ethans_momma06

The idea that it's simply "puritanical" parents who don't want their kids to learn about sex is bs. The problem is that many (non-puritanical) parents don't want them to recieve sex-ed from a government funded school, at ages they may not agree with.

Sex ed is important. I was withheld from the school one, but DID recieve sex ed. (Shocker, right? *eyeroll*) The funniest thing was most of the sexual BS I heard from kids at that time were actually kids that had undergone the school sex-ed class. I honestly think it has more to do with the age than anything else.

noneya79 noneya79

When I was in school, everyone was saying you couldn't get pregnant if you have sex while on your period.... Also... one girl asked me if she could get pregnant by giving a blow job.. I just looked at her like "are you serious, even I know you can't" 

Oh those were the days! lol 

Pinkmani Pinkmani

7th graders? That's very scary to know that 12 and 13 year-olds aren't educated on sex. I started basic sex education in the 5th grade. I think it's better to be open with your kids so that you don't become a grandparent before you're ready.

Not only do these kids need sex education, but they also need to work on their homophones. (Brake/break)

the4m... the4mutts

The only scary thing is that SEVENTH graders can't spell for shit, and don't already know the answers to these questions.

My 9yr old knows the answers to these, and my 6yr old pointed out the spelling and punctuation mistakes.

What are we teaching these kids now-a-days?

Stop beng so scared to talk to your children people! Its just sex. If you're too scared to talk, they'll find someone else to talk to. And likely someone that will let your 7th grader watch porn, and tell him it makes his sperm strong. O_o


my kids ask and i tell them the truth. i did make the mistake of calling sperm goo and my daughter asked if i could get some for her to play with (like the kind from the gumball machine)so while laughing hysterically i had to correct myself. but i am open with my kids. i have no embarrassment.


LucyM... LucyMom08

I know when I was in school, sex ed was a was a bs class taught by a bored coach, and all he said was basically, "Don't do it". That's it...up through senior year...

I don't want to be a young grandmother either, my children will know proper information and will be able to make informed choices...

Jacqueline Thoennes

Regarding the comment that you can't get pregnant while on your period? That isn't necessarily true. I'm 50 years old and I remember all the stuff I heard about sex from other kids. Our parents wouldn't talk to us in those days. There was no sex ed in my school. I had to check out medical books and read about the birds and the bees LOL. Oh, remember this one? You can't get pregnant standing up?  Please!!!!!! And remember "the book" your mom gave you about growing up and becoming a woman?  I started my period when I was 10.  Still have it and it sucks!  Come on menopause!

Rob Jarrett

I had sex ed in 5th grade (elementary school) and then it was part of the health class in middle and high school (6th, 8th, and 9th grade). By the time 6th grade ended, we knew what sex was, how babies are made etc. Physical education has noting to do with sex ed, which I believe is the way it should be. Teachers that have their credentials in health sciences should be doing the teaching. Sex should be talked about so children don't grow up thinking it's a taboo.

I think those questions above from students are hilarious! "Can eggs brake?" LOL. I remember asking my mom what a period (menstural that is) was when I was 8 years old and she told me it was a dot at the end of a sentence. I tease her today about and we both get a good laugh.

Linda Hall

i don't have an issue with kids learning about sex, I DO have an issue with the topics that some ELEMENTRY schools want to discuss with young children! Sex ed started for me in 4th grade ( my last year of elementry school). Boys went in one portable, girls went in another, and we learned the basics of our anatomy and what to expect in the next couple of years, like starting your period, puberty, etc. I've talked to my 10 year old about the basics, that's all she needs to know for now. As questions come up, I answer them. I know that this year, in 6th grade, she'll take a sex ed class (at least she should) and if the school is anything like mine was, I will get a paper sent home letting me know what they will be discussing, I will have to sign and return if I want her to participate. I think that's how it should be, and if there are things on there I don't feel are necessary for her to learn yet, then I will decline the class and just teach her myself.

nonmember avatar Michelle

THIS may explain why 7th & 8th graders are HAVING sex these days, and THAT is scary. How do these kids know NOTHING about sex? Maybe if we showed kids the birthing videos I saw in jr high there would be ZERO teenage pregnancies because that scared the HELL out me not to have sex until I was 21!!!

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