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Sex Ed

TED: Sex needs a new metaphor. Here's one ...

For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball -- scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, he suggests a new metaphor, one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment. Let's talk about … pizza.

Advocates for Youth: Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

Advocates for Youth: Lesson Plans - Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

Break the Cycle

Because Everyone Deserves a Healthy Relationship

SIECUS: SexEd Library - Lesson Plans for Every Topic and Everyone

SIECUS, sex, sexuality, sexuality education, sex education

Scarleteen | Sex Education For The Real World

Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults.

Sex, Etc. | Sex education by teens, for teens

Sex, Etc. Sex education by teens, for teens. Info on birth control, condoms, HIV/AIDS & STDs, pregnancy and more. Sex, Etc. is published by Answer.

Ted Ed: Let's talk about sex - John Bohannon and Black Label Movement

What would you tell your younger self about sex if you could? (Starting with the big question: Why does it exist in the first place?) Mixing talk and dance, John Bohannon and Black Label Movement explore why sex exists -- and implore adults to talk honestly to the kids in their lives about the confusion and joy of human sexuality.

Lesson Plans - Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

Sex ed: Many parents wouldn't recognize it today —​​​​​​​ and #metoo may change it even more

It's not just an anatomy lesson or 'Miracle of Life' viewing anymore. Many programs also include sexual orientation, gender identity -- and consent.

What Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Instagram, and Internet Porn Are Doing to America’s Teenage Girls

With the rise of social media, young men are taught that they have the right to expect everything from submission to sex from their female peers. What is this doing to our young women?

The Year I Grew Wildly, While Men Looked On

At 13, who I was inside, who I wanted to be, didn’t match the intentions of my body. Outside, there was no little girl to be loved innocently.

My First Time, Twice

Ariel Levy on the rush to lose her virginity at fourteen, recalling: “Nobody would gasp if they heard a fifteen- or sixteen-year-old had lost her virginity. The clock was ticking.”

A Girl’s Guide to Sexual Purity - Los Angeles Review of Books

A candid, captivating personal essay about a young woman’s sexual awakening by way of Christian youth groups, traumatic sexual assault, and an inappropriate confidant in the form of a youth pastor with boundary issues.

The Biology of Attraction

Much of courtship and mating is choreographed by nature. In fact, nature designed men and women to work together.

They Know What Boys Want

“I wouldn’t mind if they said ‘Send me a picture of you.’ But it’s like the way they ask for it. Naked?” An after-school conversation with girls about sex and the Internet.

Sexting, Shame and Suicide

A shocking tale of sexual assault in the Digital Age