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The Power of the Anonymous Question Box

The Power of the Anonymous Question Box

There’s a reason just about every sex ed program uses a question box. By Mackenzie Piper May 12, 2022The first session of each new sex ed program typically looks the same—an ice breaker of some sort, creating and signing onto group agreements, a first activity to get...

May Is National Sex Ed for All Month

May Is National Sex Ed for All Month

 Community Leaders, Parents, and Guardians Lend Their Voice to Promote #SexEdForAllMay 2, 2022For Immediate ReleaseB altimore, MD — May is Sex Ed For All Month, a time parents, guardians, teachers,  community leaders, and advocates call on local school boards,...

Sex Education Is Essential

Sex Education Is Essential

Together, by advocating in our communities, we can ensure Sex Ed for All.April 27, 2022As April winds down, and as we look ahead to the start of May next week, we wanted to take a moment to share with you the history behind May as Sex Ed for All Month. We also wanted...

Reclaiming Your Sexuality After Trauma

Reclaiming Your Sexuality After Trauma

This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, let’s emphasize survivors' right to joy and pleasure after sexual trauma.By Mariah CowsertApril 15, 2022I remember learning about it during welcome week at my tiny liberal arts college in the form of cheesy skits about preventing...

May Is Sex Ed for All Month!

May Is Sex Ed for All Month!

#SexEdForAll is an opportunity to adjust the lens through which we have historically viewed adolescent sexual and reproductive health and address more holistically the sex ed young people deserveMarch 25, 2022The seasons are changing, and May will be here before you...

Comprehensive Means Intersectional: Moving Sex Education Forward

Comprehensive Means Intersectional: Moving Sex Education Forward

If youth don’t have equal access to comprehensive sex ed, then it is not intersectional. And it’s on us to change that. March 10, 2022Intersectional sex ed is possible, but what does that mean? Sex ed should be as robust and diverse as young people are today. And it’s...

3 Instagram Accounts to Follow to Learn about Reproductive Justice

3 Instagram Accounts to Follow to Learn about Reproductive Justice

Social media can be more than algorithms and explore pages—it can be a spring board into action, a connecting place for activists, and a place for inspiration and growth.  By Sam AkersFebruary 3, 2022As a Gen Z’er who has been scrolling Instagram for years, I’ve come...

We Found Love in a COVID Place

We Found Love in a COVID Place

Alexa, play We Found Love by Rihanna ft. Calvin HarrisBy Mariah CowsertJanuary 13, 2022It all started with a message on a dating app. Once our conversations got longer, we moved from messaging in the app to texting then after a fun phone call about life and how we...

Parents and Youth Agree on Sex Ed for All

Parents and Youth Agree on Sex Ed for All

Young people have a right to quality, affirming sex education...and regardless of political affiliation, parents and young people agreeBy Mariah CowsertMay 1, 2021Aworld where all young people lead healthy and fulfilling lives...that’s the dream, right? And it’s not...

Accessing Contraception During COVID-19

Accessing Contraception During COVID-19

Ensuring that youth have access to the services they need is a core principle of reproductive justice—one that we must continue to strive towards and build upon.By Tonyé Fohsta-Lynch, MPH April 15, 2021The COVID-19 pandemic has essentially changed our everyday...

Love in the Time of COVID

Love in the Time of COVID

Well, really, relationships, love, and intimacy…By Milagros Garrido, MS, PMP February 11, 2021Worldwide, the pandemic has brought unexpected changes in the ways in which we work, learn, play, and love. I feel that in many ways, I am experiencing a pandemic-induced...

Un/Filtered: Highlights from #HealthyTeen20

Un/Filtered: Highlights from #HealthyTeen20

Now is the time to talk to youth about sex and technology.December 11, 2020 From sexting to dating apps, young people are connected to technology and digital media more than ever, and this connectivity is helping shape their virtual and physical relationships with...

What’s the Deal with Porn?

What’s the Deal with Porn?

We know young people are watching porn. But, what are they learning from it? How can sex ed equip young people to make informed decisions about the porn they watch?August 27, 2020Bring up pornography in any conversation, and you may just get an awkward silence…bring...

Sex Ed for All Month: Call to Action

Sex Ed for All Month: Call to Action

This preamble and call to action were developed by partners at Advocates for Youth, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Power to Decide, SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change, and URGE as part of the larger Sex Ed For All Month coalition. May 4, 2020 This May, sexual...

5 Tips for Your Sexual Health During COVID-19

5 Tips for Your Sexual Health During COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 is making all relationships challenging, particularly sexual relationships. We came up with a brief list of ways to take care of yourself during the pandemicBy Ella Dorval Hall April 23, 2020Y ou may be a young person or adult experiencing these...

Coronavirus and the Lack of Access to Abortion

Coronavirus and the Lack of Access to Abortion

 During the pandemic, many places are deeming abortion a "non essential" service. We know that abortion is essential healthcare.By Minyan Watson-FaulknerApril 16, 2020D uring the COVID-19 crisis, I have heard so many different things around what is essential or...

Influencers are Leading the Online Sex Ed Revolution!

Influencers are Leading the Online Sex Ed Revolution!

Young people are leading in delivering quality content and health information to their peers.By Genevieve Martínez García, PhD September 22, 2020Sex education is everywhere—in schools, in clinics, in places of faith, and of course on your screen. Sex ed in digital...

The Algorithm Police: Are Social Media Policies Biased?

The Algorithm Police: Are Social Media Policies Biased?

Social media algorithms may be biased against plus-sized bodies, LGBTQ+ people, and women of color.By Ella Dorval Hall February 20, 2020We frequently get caught up in assessing the negative effects of social media for young people, particularly when it comes to their...

It’s time for sexual health to get a little bit kinky.

It’s time for sexual health to get a little bit kinky.

Here are some of the things we have learned from having conversations about sexual health with young people.By Nicholas Sufrinko February 7, 2020Washington, DC’s premier leather, kink, and fetish event known as “Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL)” concluded last...

Why do we NEED to talk about technology and sexuality?

Why do we NEED to talk about technology and sexuality?

We need to update our sex ed to address more questions about sexuality, including the role of technology.By Ella Dorval Hall January 30, 2020How are young people using technology to tend to their sexuality? How is technology shaping young peoples’ intimacy? And how do...

Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

Why Are Youth Watching Porn and What Are They Learning from It?

It is important to prepare youth with the skills to assess the world they interact with and porn literacy can be a valuable tool.By Ella Dorval Hall November 21, 2019It’s common to hear that when there is a lack of sex education in a young person’s life, they turn to...

Inclusive Sex Positivity

Inclusive Sex Positivity

Inclusive sex positivity means that everyone has access to information in order to make informed choices about their body, health, and relationships.By Capri FielloJuly 11, 2019Sex positivity, which the Feminist Majority Foundation defines as “celebrating healthy...

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