State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education | News

State panel backs off changes in schools’ sex education | News

Facing a barrage of parental criticism, the state Board of Education decided Monday to scrap a proposal to remove certain language from the rules on sex education. Several members of the appointed board said they are unwilling to consider the kind of changes being proposed — not just by gay rights advocates on one side …

Editorial: SC Reproductive health education should focus on health | Editorials

Editorial: SC Reproductive health education should focus on health | Editorials

The simple fact of being a member of the clergy doesn’t necessarily make one less qualified than anyone else to thoughtfully and responsibly review what South Carolina kids are taught about reproductive health, family issues and pregnancy prevention. It doesn’t make one more qualified either. But a South Carolina law requires that school districts form …

She wants women to have good sex. So she started a website where they can talk about it (safely)

She wants women to have good sex. So she started a website where they can talk about it (safely)

That was the question put to women in a blog post published earlier this year in a country that is deeply religious. “Long story short, I’m looking forward to some excitingly toe-curling and back-arching orgasmic sexual experiences this year.” It’s the kind of response that would surely please Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, the Ghanaian writer who …

Senators reject high school sex ed survey; universities hope to hear more about campus sexual assault by asking less often | Legislature

Senators reject high school sex ed survey; universities hope to hear more about campus sexual assault by asking less often | Legislature

A regular survey of Louisiana college students about sexual assault on campus will be conducted less often in a bid to boost paltry participation in the currently annual questionnaire. Only about 5% of students at Louisiana public colleges and universities respond to the anonymous annual surveys, according to lawmakers. The survey will now be conducted …

Pre-Teen Boys Are Having Sexual Intercourse

Pre-Teen Boys Are Having Sexual Intercourse

Source: Wikimedia Commons We take as a golden rule of sex education that we should prevent sexual intercourse among pre-teenagers. Researchers Lindberg and associates note that young people having sex before age 13 delivers the message that we need “early, inclusive, and comprehensive sex education as well as sexual and reproductive health care to male …

Dripping Springs ISD's Student Health Advisory Council presents recommendations on sex education to trustees

Dripping Springs ISD’s Student Health Advisory Council presents recommendations on sex education to trustees

After several months of deliberation, Dripping Springs ISD’s Student Health Advisory Council made recommendations to the district’s board of trustees on a new sexual education curriculum at the board’s May 20 meeting. Sex education was one of a range of topics touched on by SHAC, including recommended school security upgrades. SHAC Chairperson Rob Satterfield served …

YouTube Sex Ed Videos Make “The Talk” More Accessible, But Here’s What Experts Want You To Know

YouTube Sex Ed Videos Make “The Talk” More Accessible, But Here’s What Experts Want You To Know

A string of questions float against a millennial pink backdrop: “How do I fall in love? How do I keep that love? And most importantly, how do I get rid of this STD?” No, this is not your standard school sex ed class — it’s the intro to YouTubers Damon Dominique and Joanna Franco’s video …

"Sensual" isn't the same as "sexual": The practice of pleasure extends beyond the bedroom

“Sensual” isn’t the same as “sexual”: The practice of pleasure extends beyond the bedroom

I am a pleasure-positive writer, educator, and personal coach and am dedicated to researching and teaching the craft of pleasurable living and healthy sexuality. Fascinated by human sexuality and how that connects to our quality of life, I offer a unique perspective on pleasurable living having been raised by an intentional community that offers courses …