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 »

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 »

Sex and Nature: Lessons on Diversity from Animal Sexual Behavior

by Brian Flaherty, Partners in Sex Education One of the truly enjoyable things about the CSE conference is that the programs tend to be created and presented by professional educators – by people who spend a good amount of time thinking about the best way to present information so that they reach a variety of… Read more »

Sex Is Normal!

by Sheri Winston, CNM, RN, BSN, LMT I’m just back from the CFLE Sex Ed Conference and reminded of a few things. One – I love hanging out with other people who think sex is normal, that talking about sex is normal and that learning about sex is, absolutely normal. Being not just a… Read more »

Teaching Good Sex

Today, the New York Times Magazine posted a lengthy and important article on sex ed.  The article profiles the work of an outstanding educator, Al Vernacchio, who will also be speaking at The CFLE’s National Sex Ed Conference next month.  In fact, Mr. Vernacchio will be presenting the workshop “You’re Out, Baseball!” which is described in… Read more »

Many Adults in the Dark when It Comes to Sex Ed

Discussions regarding sex education usually revolve around educating teenagers. But increasingly, sexual health researchers say, adults are in need of sex education, too. When Bill Taverner, director of The Center for Family Life Education at Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey, spoke at his parents’ retirement community about sexuality and aging recently, the crowd… Read more »

Sex Education Comes of Age at The CSE!

By Peggy Brick By creating, publishing and promoting the teaching manual, Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter: 30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only, The Center for Sex Education (CSE) has taken the lead in recognizing the widely unrecognized need for sexuality education for people in mid and later life. While the sexuality education field has long professed… Read more »