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“Why would we give homework in Sex Ed class?”

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Today one of the students answered, “Because we should talk to our parents about this, but it’s not always easy.” Bingo Our organization is called Partners in Sex Education.  We are partners with those we serve: Partners to the organization or school who hire us to come in, partners to the youth we serve, providing factual age and stage information, and partners to the parents of the […]

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“You know, straight people are the statistical majority, right?”

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  In classroom full of college-bound high school seniors, I found a group of students that defended heteronormativity by pointing out to me that there are more straight people than gay people. This was so interesting to me in so many ways. First, though I taught four separate groups, this concept of the “majority” was […]

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Quotes From a Sex Ed Classroom

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I recently had the privilege of watching Megara Bell and Kim Comatas each teach anatomy lessons to a group of eager eighth graders. I had been in class the week before and was amazed at the children’s responses to the lessons on healthy relationships and consent. I couldn’t wait to see how they reacted to […]

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“Does comprehensive sex education take away from the ‘mystique?'”

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If you read my last post, you see that the 5th graders went heavy into the skill of putting on a condom. This lesson, I might highlight, was in addition to the 12 very concrete, sequenced, comprehensive lessons in the curriculum. I was able to enhance a few of the standard lessons – with a […]

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Notes from the 5th Grade Classroom – November

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I’ve had a lively past two weeks of health class (read: sexuality education class), and wanted to get a few of those highlights out into the blogosphere. Last week’s topic included Pregnancy, this week we focused on solo sex. The two main questions/obsessions from last week revolved around stillborn babies and the composition/lifespan of sperm. […]

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Adventures in Sex City (Resource) – Do you/would you use this with your classes?

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This past weekend, I caught up with a few of my old (female) high school students. They are now in 12th grade, and wanted to talk honestly about the social aspects of college life, hear my impressions, experiences, etc. While we were chatting it up, they shared how frustrating it is that their high school […]

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