Never too late in the Summer for Sex Ed

Summer vacation is sadly (or gladly for some) coming to an end. The kids are on their way back to school, and another year begins.  A friend of mine has a daughter starting middle school this fall, and vowed she would talk to her about sex and sexuality before Labor Day.  She started saying this …

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Yes Mike, there is a G –Spot.

Last week, while teaching a basic HIV prevention class to a group of 8th  graders it came to question time and a hand immediately went up from the back of the class, stretched as high as possible. I expected one of the usual questions: “Is it better to use 2 condoms? Where does HIV come …

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Putting Pleasure into Sex Education

My younger patients, twenty and under, are often confused and seem a little uncomfortable when I ask them about their “Desire” for sex.  Their answers include: “fine,” or “ok.”  I will then try and make them more comfortable and normalize the idea that sexual desire is a normal and healthy part of life. Many women …

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John Oliver on sex education in the US.

Sometimes I see something on TV that makes me want to give a standing ovation. It’s rare, but it happens. Here’s one of the those times. John Oliver did a segment on the state of sex education in the US. It’s brilliant, accurate and pretty damn scary. It’s also funny as hell. So grab your …

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Sex education.

After reading an article about how sex education is taught in this country, I started to think about what I would teach if I were given the opportunity. There are so many conflicting ideas about what should and should not be taught to teens. Some people feel that if you expose teens to more information …

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NY Post and kosher sex.

In the New York Post this week there was an article about a new online site selling vibrators to the religious Jewish community. I love to see vibrators in mass media publications; the fact that there was a wide range of opinions discussed in the article from within that community adds even more value. At …

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Straightforward pictures for kids.

Under the heading of “giving kids straightforward and clear information,” this book, from Germany does just that! I think it could not be much clearer as to how a baby is conceived and born – and personally I think the pictures are cute to boot. So consider downloading it and keeping it for when your …

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Preach what they’ll practice!

In Wisconsin, the DA warns sexual educators about what to teach. Talking to the youth of today about sexuality is extremely important. Sex sells everything on TV yet we are afraid to have an intelligent, informative conversation about it? In Wisconsin, this debate has hit home threatening to arrest teachers who don’t teach abstinence, or …

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A humorous moment…if a bit embarrassing…

Click here to see a rather humorous and embarrassing video. A woman was testifying for an agency hearing on text books in Texas. She was testifying against comprehensive sex education and was using herself as an example of how one can get to 56 be “technically” a virgin but still have had sexual pleasure. After …

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