REPRESENTATION MATTERS!

Vulve-peinte- peau brune

To respond to the expressed needs of sex educators, SEX-ED + is developing new tools which represents darker skin toned genitalia. *** Since it’s beginning two years ago, SEX-ED + politic has been to not create tools with realistic skin tones. The idea behind this stance is that one can learn about genital anatomies and their diversity with blue, green and orange reproductions of genitalia…We felt that producing models with realistic skin tones could encourage discussions around damaging and erroneous racial stereotypes. The only exception to this rule has been

Penises!

Kit diversité de pénis- en érection- Modèles 1,2 et 3- Silicone

They come in different size, shape and in all the colors of the rainbow when they come out of SEX-ED + workshop! SEX-ED + molds genitalia to create tools for sexual education and sexual health professionals. They can be used to talk about anatomy, stimulation, pleasure, safer-sex practices, body image and much more. Several kits are currently available: 2 silicone, average-sized penis kit, molded on a cis-dyadic human (flaccid and erect) 3 silicone, average-sized penis kit, molded on a cis-dyadic human (flaccid, semi-erect and erect) 2 silicone penis kit, molded

Tools sex educators may want to know about (3)

Do you know the Gender creative kids/ Enfants transgenres Canada organization? If not, go and give them some love because they developed this amazing transgender toy named Sam. Yes, obviously, you want it, and you want it NOW because it is necessary and you have many opportunities to use this toy. But it’s not for sale to the public yet. Why? Because the crowdfunding campaign wasn’t successful and the organization needs some financial or industrial back-up to start producing it for everyone. But fear not: professionals working with kids can

Tools sex educators may want to know about (2)

Those new teaching tools come from Geneva, Switzerland. The very dynamic Bioscope- Sciences, sexes et identités –  is part of the University of Geneva. In march 2019, they produced those anatomical charts in collaboration with French researcher Odile Fillod. These anatomical boards are different because they … integrate with equity, analogous organs of the male and female reproductive systems, clitoris and all its parts included, are based on the latest scientific knowledge of the genitalia, integrate aspects of anatomy and physiology related not only to reproductive, but also to sexual

Desire and pleasure in sexuality education

Why does one decide to engage in a sensual, erotic, or sexual experience with oneself or others? The reason is more often than not really simple: IT’S FUN! Humans of all ages experience desire. We look for emotional or physical gratification. We want to feel connected with ourselves and other human beings. This is a pretty universal experience, regardless of ability, identity, or attraction. Surprisingly enough, desire and pleasure, the raw forces behind consensual sensual, erotic or sexual activities, are often absent from sexuality education curricula. When they are discussed

Tools sex educators may want to know about (1)

There are currently three models of clitoris available for 3D printing. But only one of them is anatomically accurate, based on current scientific knowledge. First clitoris on the left is a model created by French researcher Odile Fillod and M. Richard at Carrefour Numérique Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris.This model has been later improved by O.Fillod and P. Cosentino to better represent average shapes and proportions of the clitoris. This second version  (center in the picture) is currently the most anatomically correct representation available. Third one on

National Sex Education Conference- Newak, NJ – 04/2019

Far away from home Attending and volunteering at the 2019 National Sex Ed Conference was a true delight! So many sex educators to learn from, especially sex educators of color who are requiring white sex educators to question their social positions, unpack their privileges and commit to teach sexuality education in a way that is anti-oppressive and emancipatory for all. Special thanks to: Wendasha Hall: “Flipping the script- Reframing sex education for black women and girls”. (https://thesensiblesexpert.com) Stephanie Zapata: ” Pulling out and leaning in: unpacking the heteronormative and white

SEX-ED + Making better tools to change the discourse on genital anatomy

Impression 3D clitoris

In january 2019, SEX-ED + was granted the Start-up of the month title by Quartier de l’innovation Montréal This article was originally published in french. journalist: Isabelle Langlois Consult article here Working in the field of sexual and reproductive rights advocacy for many years, researcher Magaly Pirotte knew that her field lacked anatomically exact physical representations of genitalia. After seeing the first full 3D model of a clitoris one of her colleagues made in 2016, she decided to make tools to fulfill this need. This led to the creation of

SEX-ED + updates /// Finance

Starting a project from scratch is an invigorating, fulfilling and demanding experience. These last two years, SEX-ED + kept its human full-time busy. We had to learn molding techniques, to create prototypes, to try, to fail, to try again, to create a website, to produce marketing material, to learn how to prepare tax declarations, to get training about project development, to prepare lectures, to develop theoretical content…Pfiou! All of this has been realized on an employment subsidy, followed by a minimum wage grant for the project. We also did a

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