Sex Education Icebreakers

Icebreakers are discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax and ease people into a group activity or learning situation. They are great for learning group member’s names and helping students feel at ease with potentially difficult topics. Some of the benefits of icebreakers are listed below: •    Create a positive group atmosphere •    Help people…

Glossary of Sexual Orientation/Gender Terminology

Sexual orientation and gender are immensely complex, and the various terminologies related to them can be very confusing. Below is a list of definitions to help provide a clear understanding of various terms surrounding sexual orientation and gender.  DISCLAIMER: Some of the following terms are derogatory, offensive, and outdated, and should not be used as…

Teaching Consent in Your Classroom

Disclaimer: We acknowledge that there are many different words that individuals use to describe themselves after experiencing sexual assault. In this article, we use the term ‘survivor’ for the sake of consistency. We acknowledge that there are many different ways of processing sexual violence, and we believe each individual person should choose the language that…

SexInfo Lesson Plan

We have arranged some of our essential articles and favorite videos in a lesson plan that will help you to teach your high school sex education course!1 Make use of the hyperlinks below, or browse our “Topics” page for even more content. This lesson plan covers an extensive array of topics in sexuality and is most…

Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Sex Ed

So, you’re teaching a sexual health education course… Sexual education is an important area of study, but teaching it the correct way can be challenging. When implemented correctly, sexual education can be crucial in preventing teenage pregnancy, negative stigmas towards sex, and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Below is a list of helpful tips…

The Issue With Abstinence-Only Programs

Why Don’t Abstinence-Only Programs Work? Abstinence-only programs (also known as “abstinence-only-until-marriage” programs) teach students to refrain from sexual activity until they are married. While these programs may have good intentions, they tend to exclude discussion of contraceptive methods, non-heterosexual relationships, gender identity, and abortion. Evidence has shown that young people have sexual experiences regardless of…

Teaching Comprehensive Sex Education

Welcome, sexual health educators! We would first like to thank you for your contribution towards a happier and healthier future for each of your students. Comprehensive sex education is critical, and as an educator you directly affect the lives of all those you teach and all of their future sexual partners. Whether you are just…