Sex Ed. and Relationships (elizabeth)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

IMPORTANT: This class is open to 8th graders who come talk to me and I agree and have parent permission. 

Sexual health, sex and healthy relationships is something all young people should have access to. One that is inclusive of various genders, cultural backgrounds and one that is focused on the real world and real life experiences.

Learning about sex and relationships is life long journey.

One that might include thoughts like this…

Woah! I feel embarrassed.

Really!? I didn’t know that!

I can’t believe we’re talking about this!

ahhhh, this is uncomfortable!

Hm, I’m curious, tell me more.

We all come to know about sex through SO many different roads.  Maybe what you know about sex has come from friends, religion/spirituality, your families, the big world wide web, your cultural background, the media, memes, gifs, an awkward older sibling, your super down aunt, discovering a book at the library and secretly trying to read it, the possibilities are endless.

Here in this class, I want to create a space where you can learn relevant information about sexual and relational health.  Talking about sex and our bodies openly and honestly can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.  It can also be enlightening, informative and exciting!!

Each one of you has the right to resources and information about making safe, healthy and enjoyable decisions.  If you are looking at this class and saying “you know, I haven’t really had much sex ed.” or “YEAH, I have a ton of questions but I’m nervous!” or “nah, I know plenty on my own…”  This is the class for YOU.

Each student in this class will get a copy of “S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties” by Heather Corinna. She is a local youth sex educator who is local, lives on Vashon and offers a real life, queer inclusive and honest approach to sex and relationships. 

Required texts/materials: I suggest ordering on Amazon used for the cheapest copies or you could by new in most book stores.

S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

Students will be responsible for obtaining their own texts/materials. Materials should be procured by: before first class-(1st very important hw assignment)