History Sex Education of the United States

  • Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1500

    Early Christians & Witchcraft

    Early Christians- Sexual intercourse was a shameful thing, even in marriage. The glory of everlasting virginity was the highest state for women. It was only meant for reproduction.
    Witchcraft- People were not supposed to not have sexual feelings and desires, they even punished themselves for having feelings. People began thirsting for pleasure. When things could not be explained they were defined as witchcraft.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Renaissance Europe

    Impulses, passions, and sex was recognized. Emotions were more important in relationships. Sexuality was more present positively in art literature and daily living. Prostitutes were more common, but negatively viewed as a source of disease.
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    Puritan Influence

    Made legislator responsible for preventing amusements and dancing. Stereotypes began to be formed about women who wore makeup and long hair. They were strict and even banned non-religious activity on Sundays.
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    Southren Colonist

    Males were considered superior to females. Sexuality had more of a public double standard for sexually active men and women. Sexual intercourse between races were more common.
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    19th Century

    Reproduction and pleasure became important aspects of sex. Husbands were not expected to all desires meet by one woman. Sex began to be more of a cultural mental emotional and physical thing.
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    Censorship, Prohibitions, and Revivals

  • New Normals

    Organs were the same for male and females. Masturbation became common for both sexes.
  • Differences

    Homosexuality and heterosexuality became matters of degrees.
  • Sex Ed

    Sexual education became a topic in schools.
  • Laws

    There vegan being laws against sex, contraceptives, and sexual behaviors.
  • Sex Ed Pamphlet Introduced

  • Sex Ed has outlines in schools