• Mon, Jun 17 2013

Sex Ed Classes To Be Taught By Porn Star At Posh Boarding School

sex ed classes taught by porn star

“If the trajectory of your…” Well, you see where that was going, right?

You know what’s always pretty awesome? When subjects are taught by people who are knowledgeable on them! You wouldn’t have a history teacher teach flute lessons, would you? So, when it comes to sex ed classes, who better can teach them than people who know a ton about sex?

The head of The Leys, an exclusive private school in Cambridge, has declared that a porn star may be hired to teach sex ed classes to students. But don’t get too excited at the prospect — The Leys is a boarding school that costs upwards of $44,000 a year, meaning they will have to find somebody who they deem acceptable in, uh, “morality.”

The actress would have to possess proper “values” she could convey to kids.

Mr Slater, who is retiring from The Leys at the end of the year, cautioned: “If somebody is spending their life doing that they may not have the sort of perspective on life that we would want.”

But he stressed: “I wouldn’t rule it out — simply because of what they have done in their life — if I felt that person was going to put across good values and be a good influence.”

It makes me nervous that he uses the word “values,” and seems to be insinuating that a porn star’s “perspective” could be fundamentally negative. I am more than a little concerned that by “good influence,” he means “could get teens to be afraid of sex and porn.” And that would be a damn shame and a waste of time, as teenagers will continue having sex and looking at the Internet regardless; it would be a much better use of time to tell them how to have safer sex and healthier habits. But I like to be optimistic, so hopefully this would not be the case!

While I understand the argument some may have that sex ed classes should be taught by health teachers, I think that people in the sex industry are also extremely authoritative on the subjects kids need to know most about when it comes to learning about sex:

  • How to use protection properly.
  • Birth control options.
  • Getting tested.
  • Consent.
  • Not doing anything you’re not ready for.
  • Symptoms of STDs.

Plus, given how much porn stars have to blatantly talk about sex, they could be more comfortable with discussing it in blunt, honest ways — and therefore make teens feel more comfortable asking questions, which is one of the absolute most important aspects of sexual education.

While I’m skeptical about the whole “morals” thing — as the standards of “morals” are subjective and when people use the word, they typically mean “people who are like us” — I am glad that, at the very least, they would consider the idea. There’s this awful misconception that once you’re in the adult industry, you’re somehow not fit to be around non-adults, and that is simply untrue. By allowing such an authoritative person be able to help teach kids about safe, healthy habits, they would likely be doing those students a big favor.

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  • Sean

    Sam, from what I’ve read in the Cambridge News and other sources, the porn actor isn’t being brought in to teach full time, they’re looking to invite someone to speak on the difference between porn and real-world relationships. It seems he’s worried his students don’t quite understand the difference between porn sex and intimacy.

    There are many jokes I could make here, but it seems to be a growing problem amongst youth on both sides of the pond.