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Education about all things sexuality is what we do. Take a moment to browse through our expanding selection of articles, check out our resources page, and don’t forget to see what’s new on the blog! We’re looking forward to teaching you.
An overview of the concepts, objectives and effectiveness of comprehensive sexuality education.
An overview of abstinence-only sex education, including objectives and effectiveness.Sex Education for Parents
A discussion of some of the challenges facing parents in discussing sexuality with their children. This article features several great suggestions for tackling this essential element of parenting.
A discussion of many of the challenges and goals of educating and supporting clients – specifically in relation to client sexuality.
A brief article discussing the Canadian Guidelines for Sexual Health Education (Public Health Canada) in relation to the educational programs and workshops offered by Sex Ed Central.
An introduction to nonmonogamy as it relates to relationships in contemporary North American society. This article is based on another article published in the New York Times Magazine, entitled “Dan Savage on the Virtues of Infidelity”.
An overview of frequently used (and often misunderstood) terminology related to sexual diversity.
Pregnancy & Contraception
An overview and explanation of various hormonal contraceptives. Methods described: Pill, Patch, NuvaRing, and IUS (Mirena).
An overview and explanation of various non-hormonal contraceptives. Methods described: IUD, Sponge, Lea Contraceptive, Cervical Cap, Diaphragm, and Spermicide
Learn the basics about HIV and AIDS, including terminology, transmission, symptoms, testing and treatment.
Featuring Dan Savage
Dan talks about how he anticipates gays and the religious right will reconcile.
Dan talks about the unrealistic expectations placed on couples to remain monogamous and sexually exclusive for the majority of their lives. He explains how human sexuality has evolved and why it is unfair to expect people to stop feeling attracted to others simply because they are married or committed to their partner.
Dan talks about the necessity of age-appropriate sex education for children, from their parents. He describes his own blunder with the “birds and the bees” talk and how he addressed this with his own son.
Dan talks about the few challenges he can recall related to being a gay parent of an adolescent son. He discloses a challenge that he describes as having “broke his heart”.
Dan talks about the worst advice he has ever given, which was to encourage a teen in a difficult family situation to come out. He discusses the reality of difficult situations for some gay teens; not everyone is in a good place to “come out”, whereas others exaggerate the homophobia of their families to avoid the difficulty of the coming-out process.
Dan talks about what people should and should not accept in long-term relationships.
Featuring the It Gets Better Project
Obama reaches out to LGBTQ youth, offering words of support and encouragement to fight bullying and LGBTQ suicide.
Dan Savage and his partner Terry, founders of the It Gets Better Project, speak out about their experiences as gay youth.
Google employees speak out about their experiences growing up LGBTQ, and how they’ve grown up to be happy LGBTQ adults.
The Feather Boa Fathers, a group made up of more than 100 gay families, came together to create an inspirational piece, designed to give hope to any gay youth who may be feeling like their dreams of parenting may be over.
British armed forces member Lance Corporal James Wharton talked about his experience as a gay member of the armed forces, as well as a new campaign launched to reassure LGBTQ students that their lives can be great now and in the future.
The Phillies join in the It Gets Better campaign.
Members of the True Blood team join the It Gets Better project to encourage LGBTQ youth to ask for help when they are struggling.
Members of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation send an empowering message to LGBTQ youth.
Check out our Research page to find out what the latest research is telling us about all (or at least many!) things sexuality.