Gone are the days when we used to think that one can have babies just by ‘kissing’! Today, we laugh at ourselves for being so silly. But the reality is that talking about sex is still a matter of shame and humiliation in India and in many parts of the world. In other parts, it is an awkward topic (if not shame) especially when relaying it to children.
Of course with time, the world is advancing and so is sex education. Schools are making it a mandate for teachers to impart the crucial form of education to students in order to prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. However, gender inequality is very distinct in sex education, according to a recent study.
Researchers state that when it comes to educating about oral sex, a line of disparity between male and female is seen. Equal give-and-take is the key rule of sex, yet performing oral sex on women is considered a “bigger deal” than oral sex on men.
A survey was conducted where researchers interviewed 71 men and women of ages 16 to 18 for two consecutive years, on accounts of oral sex between men and women, rather than same-sex partners.
The interview results were kind of shocking. Both the sexes said that performing oral sex was more distasteful for men than women, and receiving was “easier” for men than women.
Most young men simply did not perform oral sex if they didn’t feel like, while young women described strategies to make giving oral sex more pleasant.
What we learn from this study is that women’s and men’s bodies are talked about differently in society. Gender equity can be brought to practice if proper sex education is put in place.
And hey men! Show some respect for women, they are your child bearer; they deserve pleasure as much as you do!