Get Teaching Safer Sex at a discount!

Yep, that’s right! The Center for Sex Education doesn’t always offer manuals on sale, but when it does, it’s a good one! Why are we offering the sale, you ask? The website just released a report identifying the BEST and WORST places to have safe sex. (See more here: The survey measured a variety of indicators,… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Joann Schladale

NSEC Workshop Title: A Trauma Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual Health NSEC Workshop Description: Life experiences greatly influence choices about sexual health and well-being. Trauma greatly impacts decisions young people make about sexual expression and adolescent sexual decision-making is not always determined by sex education. This workshop provides a research-based trauma informed approach for engaging youth… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

It’s news to us! How many sex partners have you, vicariously, had? Based on the 2010 Health Survey for England, LloydsPharmacy has a new website up that takes your personal sex history and calculates how many sex partners all of your sex partners had before having sex with you. It’s a complex formula that outputs very high… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Lorena Olvera

NSEC Workshop title: Sexuality Education for Latinos: Understanding Latino culture and sexuality NSEC Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the influences of machismo, familismo, and marianismo on Latinos’ sexuality. Audience members will also learn the best practices and practical steps that service providers and educators working with Latino youth can take to… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

  When sex ed is in the news, it’s here too! Sex Ed in Nebraska is “Pandora’s Box” Legislators in Nebraska are considering whether incorporating comprehensive sexuality education might be better for their students. The reasons cited are primarily based in improved achievement due to reduced unplanned pregnancy, illness, and bullying. There is pushback from… Read more »

Guest post: How & Where Youth Live, Learn, & Play Matters

by Gina Desiderio Adolescence is an important time of developmental transition, when young people may be more sensitive to the environmental influences around them, in their relationships, communities, and society. For those of us working with adolescents and young adults, we know the programs, education, and services we provide are critical for this positive development…and yet… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Bianca Laureano

NSEC Workshop Title: Using Media in the Social Justice Classroom: Centering Black Trans Youth. NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop will feature one of Scenarios new short youth written Hollywood directed film House Not Home, about a young Black gender fluid teenager. Participants will watch film and do activities created from the REAL DEAL curriculum that center… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

  All the news that is worth being sex ed news… Think sex is good for you? You’re right! The Telegraph recently published a list of ways that having sex is good for you, including: good for your heart, reducing stress, reducing pain, and more. Sex educators help people have a healthier, happier life! California… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Mary Jo Podgurski

NSEC Workshop Title: Games Educators Play: The Art of Teaching with ‘Wise’ Games NSEC Workshop Description: Enjoy the art of teaching with games! Interactive learning tools can enhance behavioral change and empower critical thinking skills. This dynamic workshop will demonstrate fun, teen-tested games for use in comprehensive sexuality education. Instructions will be provided. A ‘WISE’ (wondrous,… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Have we got some news for you! This just in: Relationship between sex and porn is complicated! The Huffington Post published comments from 211 men about how they feel pornography influenced their thoughts and feelings about sex. The results are insightful, complex, and offer support to the perspective that pornography’s influence is nuanced rather than… Read more »

Memorial to Dr. Oliver Sacks

When I was sixteen years old, my mother started dating a man who eventually became my stepfather. He and I had fantastic conversations about topics I had never even realized existed. He opened my experience of the cognitive world in ways both beautiful and expansive. That all began with The Man Who Mistook His Wife… Read more »

Book Review: It’s Complicated

One of the topics I am most often approached about – by both parents and by institutions looking for speaking, training, and direct education for youth – is about technology. Media outrage about the ways that teenagers are using social media like Tinder, Yik Yak, and SnapChat, coupled with rampant misinformation about how safe teenagers… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Andrew Smiler

NSEC Workshop Title: Dating and Sex: Working with 21st Century Teen Boys NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop examines American notions of masculinity, boys’ typical enactments of, and the adverse consequences on their sexual development. We will focus on relationship dynamics, consent, and protection. Participants will learn approaches that help reduce masculine resistance, create better connections with boys,… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

  We’ve got the newsiest news around! Tinder isn’t the dating apocalypse… It’s easy to find, far and wide, discussions about how Tinder is an indication of how far down the tube we’ve fallen towards depraved, shallow approximations of the beautiful and serene dating scenes from days of yore. This is, of course, a bunch of… Read more »

Are you ready for a fanTAStic National Sex Ed Conference??

I know I am! And I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t be! I am so delighted to announce that the schedule for the 2015 National Sex Ed Conference is ready for you to dive into. You’ll be knee-deep in workshops that are engaging, interactive, informative, and fun. Choosing between them will be hard – but… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Daniel Rice

NSEC Workshop Title: Relationships 2015: Teaching About Healthy Relationships in a Technology-driven World, with Daniel Rice NSEC Workshop Description: The introduction of texting, sexting, Snapchat and other applications all have a profound effect on how we talk about communication skills, trust, respect and physical and emotional safety in relationships. This session will introduce some techniques that… Read more »

The perfect sex ed video

It’s not often that I swoon over sex ed videos. In fact, I usually try to avoid them like the plague. Sex ed videos are typically rife with misleading, stereotyped, incorrect platitudes designed to calm adult fears while leaving teenagers under-informed and questioning their rights about their own bodies. But nevertheless, I watch them, because one… Read more »

Interview with Dr. Beverly Whipple, NSEC workshop presenter

National Sex Ed Conference Workshop Title: Sexuality Educators and Research; Finding, Using, and Conducting Research – Tips from the Life Work of a Sexual Health Educator and Researcher Who should come to your workshop, and why? BW: This is a workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about how to find and use existing… Read more »

Sex Ed in the News

Sex Eddie in the news! The Most Unique Place to Teach Sex Ed Outside of the Classroom Incorporating healthy sexuality messages in a variety of places is an important part of incorporating prevention methods into people’s daily lives. This hotel room, however, takes that theory right up to the edge by putting information about STIs… Read more »