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Why Good Sex Ed Is Important: A Reminder

Not surprisingly, disclosing that I’m a sex educator often elicits questions, wide-eyed stares, and/or giggles. Recently, after telling someone what I do for a living, I was asked, “what do you think about abstinence-only education?” I replied (with a smile), “That’s like asking an evolutionary biologist what they think of Intelligent Design” and went on to discuss a few of the problems with America’s notorious (lack of) sex ed. While it’s not news to anyone who works in sexual health that comprehensive sex ed is a good thing and that abstinence-only sex ed doesn’t work, sometime it’s nice to be reminded why the work we do is important. Recently, I came across an article on Twitter (thanks @jezRSH) that describes some of the more noteworthy and atrocious “lessons” in New York State’s sex ed curricula that have been uncovered in a recent study by the New York Civil Liberties Union. Continue Reading →

Searching For Sex Along The East Coast?

I recently stumbled upon an article on nymag.com and after I read the title, I was instantly sold: “New York Sex Heat Map: ‘The Deeper Into Brooklyn You Go, the Kinkier People Get’”. And let’s be honest, who could turn down a title that has ‘sex’ and ‘kinkier’ in the same line? Moving on past the ultra-catchy title, after reading the article, I thought I’d pass it along as a fun read for all the MSP viewers (especially those who may be taking a trip to New York in the near future… just kidding… or am I?)

Just a quick recap: the article discusses a map of New York which was generated by OkCupid, an online dating website that has over seven million monthly users (most which can be found in NY). Continue Reading →