Sexuality education of future health professionals

To develop tools that are best adapted to the needs of health professionals, SEX-ED + circulated a survey in novembre 2020, asking doctors, nurses, OB/GYNs,  midwive, physios, sexologists or any other medical professional, to complete it. Questions were about the sexual health received during med school (if at all), the topics covered and the pedagogical tools used during class and training. The goal is to understand better what health professionals have been taught while in school, which pedagogical supports they had access to and if they felt ready to support

Better tools for sex educators

Vulve avec clitoris imbriqué- Modèle 2- Silicone- Adapté aux contextes avec de nombreuses manipulations (plus solide)

SEX-ED + produces didactical supports that contribute to a better knowledge of genital anatomies and sexual responses. Its tools answer the needs of sexuality education and sexual health professionals. www. positivesexed.org SUBS: This is the silicone reproduction of the vulva of a cis, dyadic woman. It took time to get there, but now the clitoris is insertable AND made of silicone. So there is no risk anymore to break it during manipulation. We are quite happy and proud to have improved this already great tool. VIDEO: shows a white woman

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,

SEX-ED + Frequently Asked Questions

What is the link between consent and genitalia? Quite often, people wonder about the link between consent and genitalia. We could go on about this for hours. But to keep that answer short : To consent, we need to communicate. And to be able to communicate, all people involved need to have common words and knowledge. Knowing the name of things (body parts, sex acts, sensations…), being able to identify what is pleasurable, what is (un)comfortable, what is painful, not being ashamed of saying those things is fundamental. By improving

Print your own 3D clitoris!

Do you realize that the first modelization of a clitoris has only been available since 2016? And that this amazing scientific step has been possible thanks to the generosity of independent French researcher Odile Fillod who decided to dedicate one year of her life to the project, without any funding? Thank to her work, supported by Philippe Cosentino and le Carrefour numérique -Cité des sciences Paris, the file for printing a 3D clitoris is now available to all. But how do you print a 3D clitoris? It’s quite easy, let


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