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The Case for Teaching Kids 'Vagina,' 'Penis,' and 'Vulva' - The Atlantic. Normanack/flickr One bright morning in late March, Kate Rohdenburg, a sexual violence prevention educator, sat cross-legged on the floor of a first-grade classroom.

The Case for Teaching Kids 'Vagina,' 'Penis,' and 'Vulva' - The Atlantic

In her arms, she cradled two plastic baby dolls, one brown, one beige, each with its own miniature cloth diaper. When Should Parents Talk To Kids About Porn? - Dr. Marty Klein. When Should Parents Talk To Kids About Porn?

When Should Parents Talk To Kids About Porn? - Dr. Marty Klein

That’s the question an interviewer asked me today. The answer is: now. Especially if you haven’t talked to your kids about porn lately. Just like a single conversation isn’t enough to cover everything a kid needs to know about nutrition or bike safety as he or she grows, it isn’t enough to cover the subject of porn. Or the even more complex subject of sexuality. Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education. Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives.

Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education

It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. It's not just hormones: What’s really happening in the minds of teenage girls? - The Globe and Mail. The following is an excerpt from the book Untangled by Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

It's not just hormones: What’s really happening in the minds of teenage girls? - The Globe and Mail

When I was in my first semester of graduate school, the professor teaching my psychological testing course handed me a stack of Rorschach inkblot tests to score. Before sending me on my way, he offhandedly said, “Double-check the age of the person whose test you are scoring. The Danger in Demonizing Male Sexuality - Peggy Orenstein: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure. No Means No!: Teaching Children about Personal Boundaries, Respect and Consent. With the prevalence today of online and offline bullying and various forms of abuse, such as physical, emotional and sexual abuse; our young people need to learn (from a young age) to always speak up when their rights are not being respected.

No Means No!: Teaching Children about Personal Boundaries, Respect and Consent

The aim of this book is to empower young children and to give them a voice so they can grow up into empowered adults. When a child, teenager or adult says, No!’ To any form of coercion, this should be immediately respected. A world where No!’ Does actually mean No!’ The Porn Conversation: Tools to educate kids on porn. Reality & Risk - It's time we talked. Why Isn’t Pornography Part Of Sex Education For Teens? A few months ago, writer and mother Ayelet Waldman tweeted her praise for Peggy Orenstein’s recently released book, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.

Why Isn’t Pornography Part Of Sex Education For Teens?

Then she asked her followers: “What are some non-misogynist porn sites to recommend to teens?” I tweeted at Waldman with a few suggestions: Erika Lust, Tristan Taormino, and Stoya, women who have been labeled as feminist, queer, or “ethical” pornographers. I discovered these erotic filmmakers after years of trying to find porn I liked. As a feminist, an occasional though not avid porn consumer, and someone who can’t get off unless she knows her porn is ethically created (I’ve always been bad at cognitive dissonance), I’ve spent a lot of hours roaming the internet just trying to find a few minutes of footage to enjoy.

But I was also curious about Waldman’s plans—what was she hoping to gain by introducing porn to her teenage daughter? It’s true that teens are going to be looking at porn anyway. Risk/Reward. The Body of Sex: Redefining Sex on Campus - THE ELEMENTAL SELF. Check out our Indiegogo Campaign and add your voice to this movement.

The Body of Sex: Redefining Sex on Campus - THE ELEMENTAL SELF

We are in the midst of an incredible crisis in the sexual culture on college campuses. From sexual assault to the ubiquitous “hook-up culture” that leaves all parties feeling confused, we have a problem on our hands. This crisis is rooted in larger systemic issues in the US: the absence of a more holistic body-based sex education coupled with the paralyzing contradiction between explicit pornography and repressed puritanism in the realm of sexuality. Consent for kids. Sex Before Kissing: How 15-Year-Old Girls Are Dealing With Porn-Addicted Boys - Fight the New Drug. This post comes from an article originally posted on Collective Shout by Melinda Tankard Reist.

Sex Before Kissing: How 15-Year-Old Girls Are Dealing With Porn-Addicted Boys - Fight the New Drug

“[I want] better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] information about pornography, and the way it influences harmful sexual practices.” These are the words of Lucy, aged 15, one of 600 young Australian women and girls who took part in a just-released survey commissioned by Plan Australia and Our Watch. The survey, conducted by Ipsos, gathered responses from the girls and young women aged 15-19 in all states and territories. In the survey report, entitled Don’t send me that pic, participants reported that online sexual abuse and harassment were becoming a normal part of their everyday interactions.

And while the behavior seemed so common, more than 80% said it was unacceptable for boyfriends to request naked images.