Unfortunately, most sex education is still passed between children themselves, taught by the “naughty” peers who seem to have found out more than anyone else. Or are pretending that they have.
Shock horror, the majority of cultural education happens between children.
Didn’t the Opies spend decades proving this very thesis?
Boasting has always been, and still seems to be for many boys, the beginning of proving that you are a proper man. Frequency, volume, conquest and size still matter to them. How are young men to understand women if they have never been taught to understand themselves, and the people teaching them have been taught even less?
There was one part that traditional sex education did in fact get right. Which was to teach young women what young men were like. So hormonally doped up they leak sperm from the eyeballs and will hump anything up to and including the garden gatepost as long as it doesn’t complain too much. Any form of sex education which doesn’t get over the point that this is something that rather needs to be dealt with, if not perhaps controlled, isn’t doing its job.