Sexual Health and American Education

As Americans, the vast majority of us went through the public or a private education system. A person might think, on looking from the outside, that we learn everything that we may need in order to become productive and functioning members of society when we step out those doors. Unfortunately this is not entirely the case, especially in the area of sexual education. I’ve been hoping for a cure for herpes for longer than I would like to think on, all because both my parents and the education system failed me when I needed them most. Sure, I knew exactly what Herpes was then and I knew that a person could contract the disease through having unprotected sex with someone but I had no idea whatsoever that Herpes could be passed on from oral Herpes to the genitals. (more…)