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The Power of Porn in Sex Education

Porn is to sex education what illness is to doctors: it gives us endlessly more work to do. But it is so much more. It is the blasphemy that everyone speaks, the diet that everyone breaks. It is an example of what sex is NOT, but from which I can launch my real sex crusade. Everyone, with very few exceptions, has consumed pornography and that is understandable: we’re intrinsically curious in our... read more

Sex Education Against Complacency

It is bitter irony that HIV/AIDS ushered in the opportunity to wake up sex education and turn it into something debated at the highest levels. It is one of the biggest losses for sex education that we seem to be losing the battle when it comes to sustaining the momentum of safe sex over time. What constitutes a sex education failure? A failure is when HIV rates are down because of HIV tests, but other... read more

Sex Education Does Delay Intercourse

It may seem logical to think that talking sex to young adolescents encourages their sexual activity. Well, it isn’t. What sex educators have been saying for years has once again been confirmed by a large study undertaken by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Sex education proved to delay the beginning of sexual intercourse, for both girls and boys. When measured at age 15, girls... read more

Back to School for Mid-Life Sex Education

If you are in high school today, the sex education might be good (which is the case in much of Europe, certain parts of the developing world and small pockets in North America) or it could be inadequate, usually when politically or religiously motivated to educate towards abstinence. If you were in high school in the 1970′s or earlier, chances are your sex education was simply non-existent. Myths of... read more

Teaching the Options

Imagine if all your experience with coffee was instant coffee. Perhaps even three different brands of instant coffee. One is decaf, one is granulated and the third is so old that it has settled into the corner of the container for life. You may enjoy a cup when you really need a wake up, or when a hot drink all you can think of. You may even think you know what coffee is all about, because you’ve had a... read more