Of course there is a strong adult discontent with these alarming developments. The world is very different from the one in which they grew up. My introduction to sex education was with the book “Godfather”. Some years later, I came across Irving Wallace’s “The Seven Minutes”. I had also read “Lolita” by then. Harold Robbin’s “79 Park Avenue” followed. There were graphic passages in these books but they were placed in a context. They were part of the human stories being told.
What is right and what is wrong? Whose responsibility is it to equip the young with the necessary relationship skills?
Surely the basic responsibility for teaching children about sex rests with parents. But what happens when too many of them abdicate this charge for one reason or the other? Do the schools then step in ? After all, the schools did not create this charged atmosphere. But they can certainly try and help the students cope with it by giving them access to essential knowledge that can ease their transition from adolescence to adulthood.