Why myths and misconceptions? The reasons are simple. Sex is considered as obscene or vulgar; therefore there is secrecy. This leads to ignorance. A strong curiosity develops during youth to understand the sexuality of self and of opposite sex. They turn to their friends for information, who are equally ignorant.
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Myth: If a female has her period she cannot swim, run, etc. Fact: During her period, a female can do anything she normally does. Exercise can help reduce cramps and improve mood. Use tampons or menstrual cups for swimming. Myth: Period blood is dirty. Fact: Period blood is the same as blood from a nosebleed or cut. It is a natural body function for females.
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As a parent, you need to be fully aware of what your teen is taught about sex at school. You want to be sure that the information is complete, accurate, and reflects your family's values. You want to be sure that you are prepared to answer questions your teen may have. Additionally, you'll want to fill in any gaps in your teen's knowledge. For example, the school's sex education program may focus on birth control and safe sex, without addressing the emotional issues that accompany becoming sexually active.