Sexuality education

SEX-ED FAILS (and how to get better)

“I remember my first sexual experiences…two vaginas, and I had no idea what to do. It’s always penis and vagina. It’s never anything else, so I had to google ‘how do you have gay sex?’.” Patrick

However good the intentions, sex education can fail at being inclusive of all realities, bodies and identities. A good way to learn and to get better at what we are doing is to LISTEN to those who are on the receiving end of sexuality education, and to understand how our content and delivery may affect them. The following content about sex-ed fails and how sex educators can do better is inspired from “Here’s Your Anatomy…Good Luck”: Transgender Individuals in Cisnormative Sex Education by Steven Hobaica, Kyle Schofield & Paul Kwon,

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

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

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