That may be true about the subject of sexuality. It is painfully erroneous about sexually explicit material.
Sexually explicit material causes a neurological response that can be as addictive as cocaine, according to neuroscience. It is the reason for pornography and other sex addictions.
How do kids get interested in pornography? By being exposed to sexually explicit content, EVEN IN A “SAFE SETTING.” In the adolescent and pre-adolescent mind, the effects are intensified and stimulate the wrong areas of the brain. The memories of these encounters even stimulate different areas of the brain than they do in adults.
Even suggestive sexual material causes arousal, and the curiosity that awakens unnaturally, because for some those desires have not biologically awoken from their physiological development but from an early introduction to the material, in this generation is only one click of a mouse away from graphic, disasterous internet content.
Exposure after the brain reaches sexual maturity causes an entirely different and appropriate, though not necessarily respectful of sexuality and generally objectifying of women, sexual response.
In the case of sexually explicit content, it IS entirely analogous to sampling drugs in the classroom. Just one taste, and they get curious and want more. The effect is described in journals of neurology as being more addictive than cocaine.
And it damages their lives and their futures. Just like drugs. It is irresponsible.
And completely unnecessary. They haven’t even gotten to read many of the great books, the classics, etc. All of which do all of the things you were talking about in your post, without exposing them to things their physiological development is not ready for.
Why would we not want to protect them from sexual addictions as well as drug addictions? Drugs are actually harder to come by.