Sex Ed Classes In Mississippi Are Comparing Women Who Have Sex To Dirty Pieces Of Chocolate

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It's hard to believe that this Mississippi sex education class is serious — but students taking the course in an Oxford high school have reported their instructors as using truly unorthodox, offensive and downright wrong methods for teaching the topic.

Apparently teachers are asking students to "unwrap a piece of chocolate, pass it around class and observe how dirty it became. They're using a Peppermint Pattie to show that a girl is no longer clean or valuable after she's had sex — that she's been used...That shouldn't be the lesson we send kids about sex."

It comes as no surprise that this sex ed is so out of whack. Until this year, it wasn't even mandatory that students be educated about sex, so many high school curriculum were devoid of talking about safe practices, STDs, etc.

Comparing women to candy is perhaps one of the weirdest educational tactics, and hopefully not the main lesson students are gleaning from these courses.

Thankfully there are a few who are trying to reform this seriously f*cked-up system, like public health worker and parent, Marie Barnard.

Barnard and others have lobbied for schools in the area to get with the times and change their ways, for the sake of their children.

They're urging a switch from the current abstinence-only curriculum to abstinence-plus classes, that would ask for abstinence "but also teach about contraception."

Sounds like a better plan than slut-shaming all those Peppermint Pattie-like women.

via Slate, Photo Credit: Shutterstock