13 Horrifying Sex Ed Stories That Prove We Need Better Sex Ed In The United States

13 Horrifying Sex Ed Stories That Prove We Need Better Sex Ed In The United States

Abstinence only is failing us in a big way.
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It's a pretty well-known fact that our sex education system in America is failing. While some states like Colorado are making strides to prevent teen pregnancy, the United States as a whole is still painfully behind. In a recent video, John Oliver pointed out that "only 22 states mandate sex education, and only 13 require the information to be 'medically accurate.'" That being said, here's some of the worst of the worst from badsexed.tumblr.com .

1. The Virgin Mary was a Jayhawk.

The fact that this occurred at a publicly funded college is even more hilarious to me. I wonder who their sample was for that statistic and how many of them would be considered "biblically inclined."

2. Every single time except for twice.

I really hope this teacher wasn't the math teacher too. Actually, the pull-out method is about 73-90 percent effective, sir.

3. Grandma's dildo.

This poor kid started thinking logistically about prosthetic-peens. It leaves me wondering how this was clarified for him.

4. Clit-piss.

As a clitoris owner, I'm personally offended and so is my urethra. No one gives that little guy enough credit.

5. I Dream of Babies.

I can see it now, waking up in a pile of babies after a long night's rest. Who do you call for child support?

6. Big Bad B**w J*b.

The Big Bad Wolf was quite the ladies man.

Side note: never do this!

6. Benefits of marriage: no AIDS, ever.

See all of that magic dust? That's AIDS. Thank goodness Wendy is safe since she took her magic vow to never have sex with anyone else ever.

7. Queer? You should just leave.

I imagine this is probably what most people think lesbians do.

8. Double trouble.


Careful, Dorothy! Choose the wrong path and you could end up a dirty, STD ridden harlot like the Wicked Witch of the West. Why do you think she's on that broom all day?

9. Is that what "Wiggle" is about?

By that standard, this cat and Shaq have some serious chemisty.

10. Men are useless.

And this isn't the case for boys because...?

11. Go home, Dan.

We all have a Dan in our lives.

12. Keep your books clean, kids.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm keeping my books clean just in case.

13. Body of proof.

*judges gavel* Clearly you've had sex, Emma. You're riddled with evidence. Did you think you could get rid of this sex-court trial so easily?
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Sorry I'm A Size 00

But I'm not really sorry.
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My whole life I’ve been thin—which is kind of an understatement. Every time I go to the doctor I get the same “you’re underweight” lecture that I’ve heard every year since I was able to form memories. I’ve never really felt insecure about my weight, I love being able to eat everything and not gain a single pound. Since my freshman year of high school I’ve probably only gained 8 pounds and I’m now a sophomore in college. Of course, in school, there were rumors that I was anorexic or bulimic, but everyone who knew me knew that was far from the truth. I’m now 19, 5’2, and I still have yet to break 100 pounds on the scale. It seems that there is a lot of skinny shaming going around and to me, one of the main contributors to that is the Dove Real Beauty campaign.

You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this because skinny girls get all the praise and other body types are neglected. That’s really not true, though. While loving other body types, you are tearing down skinny girls. Why is it okay to do that to skinny girls but not to other body types? Why is it okay to say “only dogs like bones” or say “every body type is beautiful” until you see a model's abs, or ribs, or thigh gap and then tear them down because they’re “unnaturally” skinny?



The point I’m trying to make is that, as a naturally skinny girl, I have never shamed anyone for their body type, yet I go every day and get at least two comments about my weight. I’m always the skinny girl, the toothpick, but I’m not Jessica. Yeah, I’m a size 00. Get over it. If you have an issue with my body and feel like my body is disgusting to you, don’t look at it. I know that I’m healthy and I don’t need your input when my body just naturally burns calories fast. I don’t have an eating disorder and never have. I am real beauty though, and I know that because I’m comfortable in my own skin. So maybe the real issue is that we as a society have been shoving certain body types down our daughters’ throats so they begin to romanticize models that have certain standards that they have to meet, who work hard for the bodies that they have, and are making a hell of a lot more money than most of the people discussing why they look emaciated while what they’re actually looking at is the photoshopped product.

I’m not going to apologize for being skinny when that is just how my body is, I can’t help it. So please, stop tearing my body down while trying to bring your body up. You can praise your body without shaming skinny girls. Shaming me for being thin does not make you better than the man that shamed your body, just as me shaming you for being curvy does not make me better than the man that shamed my body. As women, we need to love each other because we are the only ones who truly understand each other.


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'Taste The Rainbow' But Not Because Skittles Said To

The health benefits of eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables

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Does everyone know that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but do you know why they are considered to be nutritious?

Some may believe the answer is because they have low caloric value, which isn't wrong but they provide so much more. They possess phytochemicals.

Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds found in plant foods that provide the fruit and vegetables their color, taste, and odor. More than that, each phytochemical comes with its health benefits.

There are seven mechanisms of action or ways that phytochemicals are beneficial to our health.

They can either act as antioxidants which help to prevent damage to healthy cells, anti-inflammatory, chemo-preventative, support our immune system, trigger apoptosis or programmed cell death, protect our DNA, regulate hormones and finally, some may have the ability for specific actions, such as inhibiting the growth of bad bacteria.

Below is a list of phytochemicals:

1. Carotene 

Alpha and beta carotene give fruits and vegetables an orange or yellow color. Some examples of foods that are high in beta carotene are sweet potatoes, carrots, and bell peppers of those colors.

Carotene, when ingested, is converted into Vitamin A that your body can easily absorb and utilize. Carotene has been scientifically proven to help eye and heart health as well as support our immune system by acting as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and possessing chemo-preventive factors.

2. Lycopene 

Think tomatoes. The phytochemical lycopene is responsible for the red color in whole plant foods. The health effects are acting as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, chemo-preventative but also good for DNA and urinary tract health. What's cool about lycopene is that no matter how you prepare your food, you don't lose any of the nutrients.

3. Chlorophyll 

Eat your greens. Chlorophyll-rich foods appear green. Some excellent sources include dark leafy greens and broccoli. Chlorophyll, like the other phytochemicals are known to be antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and chemo-preventative. Choosing foods that have a rich and vibrant color indicate that is a good source of that phytochemical.

So, next time you're in the produce aisle, be sure to choose your colors wisely.

4. Anthocyanin

Anthocyanins are those foods that are red, blue and purple. Any type of berry is an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants combat damage to cells by helping balance those that are unstable. Cells become unsteady when they have an uneven pairing of protons and electrons so antioxidants essentially give an electron to the cells that need it.

5. Reservatrol

The color purple. Just as every phytochemical mentioned, resveratrol contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and chemo-preventative agents. That's the beauty of phytochemicals. Reservartrol also takes it a step further to help brain and bone health. Studies have proven that eating foods rich in resevatrol also help to protect against age-related diseases.

If you want to learn more about the health benefits of phytochemicals, please check out this wonderful book!

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