Amidst the memories of high school, most of us probably recall a few horror stories, or at the very least, some unpleasant times. We’ve tolerated teachers we hated, suffered through classes that could never appeal to our interest, and had information shoved down our throat that only left us wondering, “how is this useful?” Regardless of usefulness, at least it was factual; it was knowledge.
The month of June signifies a slew of special occasions. It marks the start of swimsuit season, reminds us all to appreciate our fathers, and signifies the beginning of summer vacation. But just because June brings about the end of the school year doesn’t mean our education has to stop with it. In fact, the month of June is actually Adult Sex Ed Month (thanks to sex educator and writer Bobbie Morgan)! You might be thinking Adult Sex Ed? We should all have that stuff figured out by the time we reach adulthood right? Well, unfortunately, this just isn’t the case. Continue Reading
In this show, brought to you live from the Sexual Health Expo in Los Angeles, Emily welcomes 3 guest sex experts to cover a smorgasbord of sex and love topics. From bedroom communication to play parties and more, this show is full of tips to help you strengthen your relationship, turn up the kink, and explore alternative lifestyles. Continue Reading
High school is a complicated, confusing and crazy time of life. You’re stuck smack-dab in the middle of tween-hood and adulthood: you get some responsibility and freedom, but are still a slave to curfew and the word of parental law. Your opinions change faster than your outfits, and most of your priorities are arranged by what’s hot or not.
With April 7 AKA World Health Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to celebrate health in all aspects of your life, and brush up on those healthy habits.. That means dragging your butt to the gym before work, trading in your morning bagel with schmear for a veggie-packed smoothie, getting back on board with your daily vitamins and swapping your nightly Netflix binge for some much-needed sleep.
Yep, you’ve got your mental and physical health on lock – But where does sexual health fall into all of this?
We all remember how we got “the talk”, right? It was either our parents sitting us down to explore their own, very out-dated, copy of “the birds and the bees” or we watching those awkward videos at school with fellow fifth grade classmates.
However, one school in the Bay Area took sex education to the next level. Parents of The Fremont Unified school district began a petition to ban the sex-ed book “Your Health Today” due to its “inappropriate” topic choices. In attempt to replace their old textbook, dating back to over a decade ago, they decided to go a more graphic and updated route. This new book not only covers the anatomical basics, but also educates on topics such as sex toys and their usage, bondage, and even how to create an online dating profile! Continue Reading
September has a different meaning in adulthood. You’re not praying every night of summer that your breasts will blossom, or that you will finally grow peach fuzz above your upper lip by September. Now, you’re just hoping that your balls or breasts don’t drop before you have a chance to have sex again. The excitement of new beginnings is replaced by a stagnant feeling of, “this again?”
The Sinclair Institute, a sex education company promoting “better relationships and better sex,” carries sex toys and their own line of erotic films. I chose to watch “The Voyeur” from the Romance Collection, a female erotica series and learned some life lessons in addition to sex tips. Linda, a tall, thin, redhead with a European accent is the aunt of Brenda, who is blonde and beautiful, but uptight. Brenda seeks Linda’s advice as her marriage begins to stale. Linda’s words throughout the movie are wise. Continue Reading
I asked everyone I know, and don’t know for that matter, to tell me what they wish they had learned in Sex Ed. Instead of describing sex as a lethal baby-making activity, many agree that Sed Ed should’ve said something about the possibility for pleasure. Instead of presenting abstinence as the only option for teens, perhaps Sex Education should promote sex positivity, consent, and masturbation. I guess that’s just a little too progressive for High School education. If we the people did Sex Education, here’s what we’d teach: Continue Reading