Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
I think anything before 5th grade is too soon for sex education. Make it mandatory and have actual health professionals teach it, not gym coaches. I remember in 9th grade being broken up into boy/girl classes so we could learn about our bodies. Nothing is as awkward as a lesbian gym teacher explaining to a bunch of 14 year old boys the mechanics of an erection.
I agree 5th/6th grade is the appropriate time to start teaching because puberty generally starts about then. And I agree it shouldnt be gym teachers.