Sex education websites for adults
Meanwhile, a staggering 90 per cent reported not being taught about LGBTIQ relationships and homophobia."I found that sex education covered mainly periods and pregnancy and discussed very little about the actual act of sex and what consent is and the fact it should be pleasurable for girls as well," said one respondent.
Reported another: "I would very much like it if there was a more open discussion surrounding the positives of sex and the emotions around it."It's the positive aspects of sex and sexuality that Louise Bourchier, a New Zealand-based sex educator and sexual health lecturer, aims to highlight in her adult sex ed classes.
The government-funded resource contains a collection of guided classroom discussions, quizzes and animated videos that model how sex and intimate relationships can be a source of pleasure for young men and women. Although the new Australian curriculum has been revised to include a more "sex positive" approach to sexuality education, Dr Ollis says it can be difficult to implement because many teachers have not been trained in its delivery and it is not given sufficient time in the curriculum."One period a week, once in year eight, is not going to be enough," she says.A 2015 survey of more than 1,000 Australian young women by the Equality Rights Alliance's Young Women's Advisory Group identified similar concerns.Almost two thirds of respondents said they were not taught about consent in their sex education at school, while only 37 per cent agreed sex education had made them feel confident in their understanding of relationships. When he is not scouring the net for tech news, you can catch him looking for life hacks and learning tidbits.
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"All of a sudden, you get to a certain age and you're like, 'oh my god, I wasted all that time', because you're not taught or because you don't feel safe enough to talk about it," she says.