There is a lot of debate on the need for sex education, and the problem is everyone is fighting about all the wrong things. We need to learn healthy sexuality such as practicing safe sex, understanding consent and coercion, and talking about our bodies in a positive way, but many parents can’t teach this, because they don’t practice healthy sexuality themselves. This is not just about intercourse, it’s about teaching true body confidence and respect along with medically accurate sex education for people of all ages, especially our children, because early education is key. Until people feel good about themselves and about sex, kids will continue to be afraid to talk with their parents about sex, which can lead to having sex before they are ready or perhaps not being able to tell a trusting adult about an experience with sexual abuse or assault. By keeping positive conversations going about sex, including the risks and responsibilities, we can help the younger crew grow up safer and sexually empowered (and teach adults a thing or two as well).