I've not read everything but seriously, 5 yo is too early
! When I was 5, all I watched was cartoons, busy playing masak-masak, running around looking for ladybugs. I understand, time had changed but no, 5 yo is too early. Let them enjoy the childhood and innocence first.
Maybe pre-teen, as in 9-12 is a good time for them to start sex edu because it's when their hormone levels are getting higher...starting to have affection for opposite sex.
Living in a typical Cina family, my parents(and grandparents) told me nothing about it. I thought babies came out from butt. I thought you get babies after kissing with the opposite sex. That's all because of the dramas I watch on tv...and that was my introduction to sex edu. I would say I'm always curious and my parents never check on me when I'm using the computer., so I started to search for everything. And of course, I would say I was smart enough to delete history, temp and all.
So yeah, long story short, I learnt sex edu myself with the internet. Even watched porn at a very young age because I was curious. Curious, that's all, not for entertainment purposes. After that I found out about STDs, safe sex and basically everything.
Then, there comes "proper" sex edu in secondary school. That's when teachers start giving lectures about sex and STDs. I study in an all girl's school so we were quite disciplined, listened to everything and no further questions. But I already knew all these back in my senior years in primary school. They told us about condoms, those spermicides....but none of us know what are all those. Before that, we don't even care lah, now that we are exposed to such things, we became more curious and wanted to see them.
Not sure sex edu is good or not. It tends to make us more curious and want to look for more info. But yet, at the same time, it's good to know all that la.
So yeah. It really depends on different individuals. Some kids are born to be rebellious, some are very reserved(but some act innocent). Parents need to take extra care of their children la.
Till now..even after I'm legal, no one in my family told me anything about sex edu. Nothing. Taboo