Credit: iStockphoto.com The first time I was introduced to the term “sex education” back in 2003, I thought it was a bizarre, strange thing that was meant to be used as a euphemism for paedophilia.
“What is that supposed to mean?”
But it is one of the most effective ways we teach children about sexual and reproductive health.
And it’s one that can save lives.
In Australia, sex education is the most widely-recommended part of our schools curriculum, and our sex ed is often the first thing kids learn.
It’s part of what we do in our workplaces, in our social interactions and in our classrooms.
We don’t just teach our kids about sexual health; we also encourage them to engage in sexual behaviours, such as masturbation, and have them discuss these with a trusted adult.
When it comes to teaching children about sex, we also need to consider the impact that a sexually-explicit environment can have on their lives.
We’ve heard from parents, doctors and sex educators all over the world that having sex can be harmful, and that it can be more challenging than most people think.
So, how do we help our kids to have fun?
The most effective way to teach kids about sexuality is by having them experience it.
That means learning about their bodies, and what they can and can’t do.
I think it is important to understand the role of their bodies in their sexual development, and to ask themselves if they have experienced sexual abuse.
You may have heard the term ‘rape culture’, or a related term, ‘sexual harassment’.
We hear about it all the time, but it’s important to know what it is.
Sex educators and sex-positive organisations are pushing hard to make sure our kids are safe from sexual abuse, and are supported in being able to talk about it.
But they also need support from those around them.
For many of us, we’re often dealing with sexual abuse ourselves.
In fact, the vast majority of sex-negative organisations are run by people who have experienced it.
They have been through the experience of being abused themselves, and they are ready to talk to you about what happened to them.
This can be difficult to get over.
If you’re an educator, I’m sure you’ve heard the stories.
The experiences of sex workers, for example, can be traumatising.
Some have had their lives changed by being abused by people they knew.
There are also people who were abused as children, and who are now parents.
The most important thing we can do is support our kids, and help them talk about the issues they’re having.
If you’ve ever struggled to have a healthy relationship with your partner, or feel vulnerable in your relationship with a partner, then you may want to talk with a sex educator or a sex-supportive organisation.
What we’re doing here at Kink.com, a free online community for people who want to learn more about sex and relationship, is not only educating our community, it’s helping us to build a stronger community of sex educators and professionals who can be trusted to tell our children about their sexual health.
Kink.org is also looking for a sex education specialist to be on the advisory board of our website.
Find out more about how we can help our children talk about sexual wellbeing.
Find out what we can offer to our community to help them better understand their sexual wellbeing and relationships.