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 the opening to the New York Times Magazine article.
Here is an excerpt:

Sex Educator Extraordinaire Al Vernacchio


“First base, second base, third base, home run,” Al Vernacchio ticked off the classic baseball terms for sex acts. His goal was to prompt the students in Sexuality and Society — an elective for seniors at the private Friends’ Central School on Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line — to examine the assumptions buried in the venerable metaphor. “Give me some more,” urged the fast-talking 47-year-old, who teaches 9th- and 12th-grade English as well as human sexuality. Arrayed before  Vernacchio was a circle of small desks occupied by 22 teenagers, six male and the rest female — a blur of sweatshirts and Ugg boots and form-fitting leggings…

Read the rest of the article here