Sex Ed in the News

Doing the news Harvard’s ‘Sex Week’ Gathering Headlines Again Harvard’s controversial Sex Week includes a wide range of workshops incorporating kink, safer sex, and interdisciplinary studies. From masturbation to 1200 bottles of lube, the week is not an official college program, but hosts its own website and infrastructure. Mississippi Teacher Suspended for Condom Demonstration After… Read more »

Karen’s Conference Musings

It’s Thanksgiving week, and predictably, between conversations about turkey (yes), turkey shaped tofu (yes), cranberry-orange chutney (yes), and that weird cranberry stuff that is shaped like a can (unfortunately yes), I’m putting in hard time on conference preparation. This is my third year working on the National Sex Ed Conference planning team, and I love… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Jenna Weintraub

NSEC Workshop Title: Body Neutrality : A Workshop on the Connections Between Body Image & Sexual Health NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop will explore how a socially constructed concept of an ‘ideal’ body impacts our work toward improving sexual health. Gain concrete tools to help you teach about body image and join the cultural shift towards creating… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

All the news!! Workshops to deliver disability-specific sex education Australia is leading the curve by providing comprehensive, disability-specific sexuality education for parents and youth. The classes use healthy sexuality as a goal, while acknowledging the difficulties of working at the intersection of sexuality and disability. Gay Dating Apps Are Leading The Way On Safer Sex Technological… Read more »

Introducing the new Unequal Partners!

(Editor’s note: Kirsten deFur, the editor of the new, soon-to-be-released edition of Unequal Partners, introduces us to her the new manual below.) I am absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to be the editor for the 4th Edition of Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships. The original manual, published in the… Read more »

NSEC Presenters Kate Randall and Bryce Komaroff

NSEC Workshop Title: The Mixed Messages of Sex Ed: Finding Harmony between Personal Values and Professional Goals NSEC Workshop Description: Teaching sexuality often requires educators to navigate mixed messages around abortion, sexual assault, teen pregnancy, and other topics. This interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to craft their own sex education philosophy within a… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Let’s talk news, some good, some bad Texas officials raid several Planned Parenthood offices, demand addresses of employees The Texas Office of the Inspector General sent a number of officials into Planned Parenthood offices in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, demanding thousands of pages of documents in 24 hours, including personal information of employees. ‘East Los… Read more »

NSEC Presenter Terri Clark

NSEC Workshop Title: YES YOU CAN! Teaching About Sexuality with Older Adults NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop is intended for sexuality educators who want to begin to implement programming that targets older adults and aging services staff, but may not know where to start. Educators will learn tools to deliver engaging, interactive and easily replicable workshops… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

All the news!! Women students develop app to stop sex assaults in Oxford Technology is becoming more and more deeply integrated into the sexual experience, from dating to STI results to ovulation tracking. Women at Oxford College have recently created a new app that provides support for people who have experienced sexual assault. Knowing what to… Read more »

Interview with Zupenda Davis-Shine

I had the honor of attending the Black Families, Black Relationships, Black Sexuality conference a few weeks ago, along with 140 or so other professionals and students. It was the first conference in association with The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians, and it was phenomenal. I was able to catch up with a few… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenters Shira Cahn-Lipman and Jennifer A. Hart

NSEC Workshop Title: Facilitating Role-Play in the Sex Ed Classroom NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop will present participants with useful role-play techniques and strategies. Following an expert’s modeling, participants will have a chance to try out the techniques in a safe and judgment-free space. Attendees will leave this workshop empowered to apply these skills in their… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

The biggest news last week: California’s new sex ed law! From consent education to accurate representations of LGBTQ families, California has stepped into the role of a leader in state-based comprehensive sexuality education. You can read the bill itself here: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB329 The bill puts forth the following as it’s aims and goals: (1) To provide pupils with… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenters Judith Steinhart and Mariotta Gary-Smith

NSEC Workshop Title: Opening Arms to Open Doors: Diversifying the Sexuality Field through Intentional Mentoring NSEC Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will offer new and experienced sex educators a deeper understanding of the value of a mentor, ways to find a mentor, what can be gained from someone different from you, strategies to bring to the surface… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Sex ed news of the week Transgender Suicides Eighteen transgender people have committed suicide this year (that we are aware of). Understanding the dynamics that lead to exceptionally high rates of suicide in the transgender communities and working to ameliorate those factors through our work as sexuality educators is critical. Nebraska Considering New Funding Source… Read more »

2015 World Sexual Health Day, part 2

Last week we posted pictures of Bill Taverner’s panel at the 2015 World Sexual Health Day – and today we’re posting his prepared comments on sexuality education in the United States: Thank you so much for including me in today’s event. I am honored to be surrounded by such distinguished colleagues, and to share my… Read more »

2015 World Sexual Health Day

Center for Sex Education Executive Director Bill Taverner recently spoke at the 2015 World Sexual Health Day, hosted by WAS and the UNFPA. This is a photo story of the day’s events. Bill Taverner’s prepared remarks are here!                

NSEC Workshop Presenters Amy Johnson and Melanie Davis

NSEC Workshop title: 5 Ways to be a Faith-Sensitive Sexuality Educator NSEC Workshop description: This informative and interactive workshop will explore how sexuality educators can and should work with curricula in order to acknowledge diverse religious and faith perspective amongst learners. Learn simple techniques to reduce the likelihood participants will either opt out or tune out… Read more »