sexual education

Mommie Dearest: Parents Need To Get Real About Sex Ed

Once upon a time, I was a high school social studies teacher. One of my favorite classes to teach was a college lecture-style current events course. I co-taught it with…

Avital Norman Nathman | August 12, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sex Education In The UK Can Now Address Sexting, Porn

Newly released supplemental updates to the UK’s sexual education guidelines suggest addressing LGBTQ relationships, sexting, and media literacy in regards to pornography. That sounds so … sensible. Meanwhile in…

Jessica Wakeman | March 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Kansas School Removes Sex Ed Poster Because It’s About Sex

Incredible news, everyone! A “concerned parent” in Kansas just discovered something groundbreaking: if you hide the suggestion of sexual activity from 13-year-olds entirely, it will prevent them from engaging in…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Oops: Porn Filters Are Also Blocking Sex Ed Advice

Research has shown that online filters, which seek to keep pornography and other age-inappropriate content hidden from children, are also blocking out totally legitimate sexual education advice. And probably…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Let’s Discuss Sex With Our Kids

In the back of my mind, I’ve always felt that if I wasn’t in my current profession, I would absolutely love to be a sex health educator.

I…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 14, 2013 - 2:00 pm

High School Principal Suggest Porn Stars Teach Sex Ed

Principal Mark Slater of The Leys in Cambridge, a prestigious boarding school in the UK, has an idea popular with 14-year-old boys the world over: students should be taught sex…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Utah Governor Vetoes Abstinence Sex Ed Bill

Utah’s governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have forced all sexual education classes to only teach abstinence, with no mention of contraception, as well…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NYC Public Schools To Require Students Take Sex Ed

Beginning this year, New York City’s public middle school and high school students will be required to take sex education classes. Classes include directions on how to use a…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: UK Politicians Support Girls-Only Abstinence Education

Politicians in the UK advanced a bill that would require British girls — yes, only the girls — to receive additional sex education that emphasizes the benefits of abstinence. This…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Teen Sex Ed Web Site Needs To Stop! Why? Because It Talks To Teens About Sex

Stop the presses, people! Teenagers are on the Internet … reading about sex … and how to do it safely. SCANDAL, right? It is in Massachusetts. MariaTalks.com is a race-,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Dated A “True Love Waits” Christian

I grew up in a small town. It was in the “heartland”– the middle of the country, yet everyone had twangy Southern accents. The town didn’t have much money or…

Rachel White | February 16, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Provincetown, Mass., Offers Condoms To All Students — Yes, Even Elementary Schoolers

Starting in September, the small, seaside town of Provincetown, Massachusetts, will give a condom to any student in grades 1 through 12 who asks for one — but only…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2010 - 2:20 pm

A 56-Year-Old Virgin!

Last week, a retired school teacher named Deborah Parish came before the Texas Board of Education to argue for sex education in schools. “Kids are not ready to be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 22, 2009 - 7:50 pm