Spotlight on AASECT’s 2014 Summer Institute Presenter Bill Taverner, MA

Several years ago, I read an excellent four-volume set of books on the history of sexuality education, Sexuality Education Past, Present, and Future, edited by Elizabeth Schroeder and Judy Kuriansky. Bill Taverner had a great article in volume 3, “Principles and Practices.” When I met him for the first time while attending Widener’s Sexuality and… Read more »

#SexEducator of the Week: Bill Taverner

What project in sex ed are you currently working on? Sue Milstein and I have finished editing Positive Images: Teaching about Contraception and Sexual Health, which was recently published! I am also working on the 13th edition of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality with Ryan McKee, and a few other projects in line…. Read more »


This past weekend, the American Association of SexualityEducators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) honored several members with awards. Here are the honorees. Distinguished Service Award Patti Britton, PhD, MPH, ACSE, ABS, ACS, FAACS, MSC Dr. Patti is in the very top leadership and is a well respected pioneer in the field of sexology: Dr. Britton possesses… Read more »

“Thank you, thank you!” for Teaching Safer Sex

This past weekend, Teaching Safer Sex, Third Edition, Volumes One and Two received the AASECT Book Award, a prestigious honor given by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Editor-in-Chief Bill Taverner and Associate Editor Susan Milstein were on hand to receive the award at the 2013 AASECT Conference in Miami, Florida. Associate editor (and recently retired Planned Parenthood educator) Sue Montfort was not… Read more »

“Teaching Safer Sex” to Receive AASECT Book Award

Earlier this month the Center for Family Life Education (CFLE) received the jubilant news that our 2012 publication, Teaching Safer Sex, 3rd Ed., Vol. 1 & 2, will receive this year’s AASECT Book Award, given by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. This award is the most prestigious one given in the field for… Read more »

A Resource on Sex-Abuse Prevention

Recently, Janet Rosenzweig was interviewed by WPSU  (Penn State’s public television station), discussing sex abuse prevention and promoting the sexual health and safety of children. Janet is the author of The Sex-Wise Parent.     Here’s the direct link to the video: To find Janet on Facebook: To find Janet on Twitter: @janetrosenzweig The book… Read more »

“Why I Teach Sex Ed: Because I want to…” With Ashley Gaunt

Ashely GauntEducator, Planned Parenthood ofCentral and Greater Northern New Jersey Sex Ed was something that I have known about since I was a kindergartner. My best friend and I used to stay up late and watch the Sunday Night Sex Show with Sue Johensen without our parents knowing. We would sit there, starry eyed and… Read more »

“A little something on the Conference…” Ashley Gaunt

The CFLE National Sex Ed Conference is where my dreams, my career, and my life began two years ago. I was finishing up my undergraduate degree when my professor (Allyson Sandak) suggested that I volunteer at this conference. It was all pretty new to me, and I was just starting to figure out that I… Read more »

Sexology Loses a Trailblazer

ROBERT T. FRANCOEUR, Ph.D., A.C.S. Robert T. (Bob) Francoeur, Ph.D., A.C.S., of Rockaway, NJ, died early Monday morning, October 15, 2012 while in hospice care with the Visiting Nurse Service of Northern New Jersey, at the Merry Heart Senior Care of Boonton Township. Cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s. On October 17th he was… Read more »

First Tracks Award in Innovation Awarded!

Dr. Melanie Davis has established the “First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology”, which recognizes individuals who not only think outside the box, but additionally do innovative work. Honest Exchange president Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE, selected Andelloux for the 2012 First Tracks Award to recognize her cutting-edge work as well as for her commitment to… 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 »