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10 Sex Education Myths Debunked
Separating Fact from Fiction for a Well-Informed Understanding
As back-to-school season starts, I want to help you - and your kids if you have them - get the sex education you all deserve.
Let’s be honest: none of us received the SexEd we deserved. But I’m here to change that! Today I want to debunk the top 10 SexEd Myths…
10 SEX EDUCATION MYTHS DEBUNKED
Sex education leads to early sexual activity: In reality, comprehensive sex education delays sexual activity and promotes safer practices.
Parents don't need to talk about sex with their kids: Parental involvement is crucial for fostering a healthy understanding of sex and relationships.
Teaching kids about contraception encourages promiscuity: Providing information about contraception helps young people make informed decisions when they become sexually active.
Sex education is only for teens: Age-appropriate sex education should begin early in a child's life and continue throughout their development.
Abstinence-only education is most effective: Studies show that comprehensive sex education is more effective in preventing teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.
Only schools should teach sex education: Parents play a vital role in providing accurate, personalized information to their children.
Sex education isn't necessary for LGBTQ+ kids: Inclusive sex education benefits all children, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Only kids with behavioral problems need sex education: All young people benefit from a comprehensive understanding of sex and relationships.
Talking about consent will confuse children: Teaching consent from an early age is crucial for creating a culture of respect and accountability.
Sex education should focus solely on the risks: A balanced approach to sex education includes discussing the positive aspects of relationships and sexuality, as well as potential risks.
What myths did you grow up believing? How can we shift that belief? Let me know in the comments below!
Resources for Back-to-School Season
Where to start? Let me help you:
If you have a college-aged kid...
College Student's Guide to Erotic Breath Control
(You might be thinking WHAT?!? But my motto is better safe than sorry).
If you need to have 'The Talk' (or an extended version of 'The Talk'...
Use these Step-by-step Guides for "The Talk"
Try these Conversation Starters
Buy my book: READ ME: A Parental Primer for "The Talk"
Try this script to get the conversation started.
If you're ready to uplevel your own SexEd...
Take the Sex Life Reset course
Use the Create Your Own User's Manual workbook
(This is the process I followed to “call in” my partner!)
Read The Definitive Guide to Dirty Talk: For Shy People
And of course, you can always book a call with me.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to me.