Profiling Great Sexuality Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators includes interviews that originally appeared on the website of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and is adapted and reprinted with permission. Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Schroeder 1.  What do you do in the field of sexuality?I’m the executive director of Answer, a national sexuality education organization that provides and promotes comprehensive sexuality… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Colorado Springs, Co

Lauren Cikara by Lauren Cikara Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains One of the first things people share with me when they find out that I teach sex education is their own experiences (or lack thereof) with sex ed while they were in school. The second thing they tell me is that I have a… Read more »

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators: Konnie McCaffree

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators includes interviews that originally appeared on the website of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and is adapted and reprinted with permission. Konnie McCaffree 1.  What do you do in the field of sexuality?I began my career in sexuality as a classroom teacher for 11thgraders in a Health Class connected to their physical… Read more »

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators: Chris White, PhD.

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators includes interviews that originally appeared on the website of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and is adapted and reprinted with permission. Chris White, PhD. 1. What do you do in the field of sexuality?I do many things, but first and foremost, I’m a sexuality educator and have been for the past eighteen… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Knowledge is Power

I am a firm believer the knowledge is power. Rachael Carlevale Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains www.pprm.org I am a firm believer that knowledge is power. Teaching comprehensive, medically accurate, age appropriate sex education: healthy relationships, contraception, pregnancy options- that knowledge is LIFE SAVING power.  I feel as a sex education instructor, I am enabling students to make… Read more »

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators: Dr. Debby Herbenick

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators includes interviews that originally appeared on the website of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and is adapted and reprinted with permission. On February 8th, the CSPH brought you Dr. Debby Herbenick (http://www.MySexProfessor.com/), and for an encore, here she is again! 1.  What do you do in the field of sexuality? I research, teach and write… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: The Breaking Point

Adrian Adekola Community Educator Planned Parenthood of WI Why do I teach sexuality education? I choose to teach it for a multitude of reasons. Sexuality isn’t simply about whom you prefer to be intimate with or how one chooses to express themselves. It is something that continuously evolves from the time a woman is told… Read more »

What does yours look like?

I can remember in high school (for me, 2000 – 2004… yes, I know) my German textbooks still had Germany as “West” & “East”. The language didn’t change, but… still… So, if your “current” edition of “Teaching Safer Sex” looks like this (albeit a sold-out edition): …You may wish to consider the new, expended 2-volume… Read more »

Retirement Doesn’t Mean “Stop having sex…”: A PSA for Sexually Active Seniors

First, I highly recommend watching the PSA:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pfa07ijUCE&noredirect=1 Now let’s think about this: why are seniors having higher sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates? Well, when they were young “whippersnappers”, at least 40-45 (for those around age 65 now) years ago, were sex ed and sexuality education as comphrensive as they are now? Not nearly. And, it was… Read more »

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators: Bill Taverner

Welcome to Profiling Great Sexuality Educators! This is the first of many! Profiling Great Sexuality Educators includes interviews that originally appeared on the website of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and is adapted and reprinted with permission. And what better way that to start off this weekly post than with the interview with our very own Bill… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Family Matters

Alison Bellavance. M.Ed. Director of Education & Professional Training Planned Parenthood Association of Bucks County & Planned Parenthood of Northeast & Mid-Penn As the big sister to no less than seven siblings, I fell into the role of teacher at a very young age. I read to them, held their hands when we crossed the… Read more »

Thoughts from the CSE…

  As a page administrator for the CSE, I am made privy to some stats about the page, in particular, who is visiting.   So… who is visiting the CSE’s page? Of the 459 people “liking” us, 74% are female-identified, and 21% are male-identified. Of those female-identified individuals, the majority are between the ages of… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Getting Beyond Junk and Va-Jay-Jay

Mari Foster by Mari Foster Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains If I could have a penny for each time I was introduced to a new way to reference a vagina, I would probably be able to drum up a game of Pac-man. One for every penile reference could definitely get me a dollar menu… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Las Vegas, NV

by Laura DeitschPlanned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Laura Deitsch On a Saturday night in late August 1984, my best friend was babysitting at her regular gig. Afterwards, the dad drove her home and as he pulled onto her block, it was instantly obvious that a big party was happening at her house. Her older… Read more »

Top Sexual Health Web Sites for Teens

Note the study’s chart incorrectly lists the URLs forPAMF and Sex, Etc. The correct URLS are, respectively, www.pamf.org/teen and www.sexetc.org The journal Clinical Pediatrics recently published a study evaluating the different sexual health information websites for adolescents. They evaluated almost 30 such websites on five criteria: “authority” (i.e., legitimacy, credentialing, etc.), “interactivity,” “usability,” and “educational content”.  The… Read more »

Ready to Get Our Game On!

by Melissa Keyes DiGioia,CSE & Jessica Shields, CHES “Through play we learn to recognize patterns in the world around us and develop our own understanding as well as shared understanding with others.”1 Like other sexuality educators we were initially unaware of the potential of this medium as a teaching strategy. When we presented games, we recognized… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Plainfield, NJ

by Alethea Thompson Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey Alethea Thompson Some days I feel like I have the best job in the world — it’s so educational! Whether I am learning from a conference, a mandatory state training, or a Planned Parenthood in-service training, I always have something new to take… Read more »