Prasd Chalkar XF and Aaron Pereira XF
Education to Love was not a new subject for the students of Std X., though more popularly known as Sex Education. They had heard about it from friends. They made their way to the conference hall and met Fr.Edison who would be their educator and facilitator. . Many thought, this was going to be just another candid question-answer session. Some students even joked that they knew more than Fr. Edison himself. However, the session didn’t turn out as many had imagined. As the session progressed, students saw themselves getting more engaged with Fr. He started with a humorous video that depicted sex education to teens in India and how it conflicted with Indian values and how teachers were embarrassed discussing it. What followed after was an hour of amazing and purpose filled interaction between students and Fr. Edison. He explained about the human anatomy using pictures and videos. Besides that, father told how watching pornography can affect one’s married life.
Fr. Edison was the Man of the Moment. His witty and rib-tickling statements enabled him to strike a rapport with the students and the young teens opened up without any inhibitions. . He made sure that each query was answered,and each doubt cleared. By cracking a few jokes in between, he made sure that the students were comfortable and did not feel awkward. Many misconceptions of the life process were shattered. One of his many zingers was,” This is one class where I won’t give you any homework.” From pornography to sexual intimacy, he covered every topic, and at the same time, he made it a joyous and fun filled experience. Students left the Conference Hall with a mature and transformed outlook towards one of God ‘s greatest gifts to man.They were not giggling and laughing like gauche school boys i.e. not the way they entered the Conference Hall.
It is common many children refuse to talk with their parents about sex because they are shy and feel uncomfortable. Parents themselves don’t broach the subject . Sessions like these help students understand themselves better and satisfy their curiosity.