I can’t actually believe I’m writing this, but some folk seem to think that showing 15/16 year olds porn in sex and relationships education is a good idea. So I’m gonna say why I think it’s a problematic idea: legally, ethically, practically and also why I think there are better and more valuable things we[…]
Most young people watch porn? Porn harms young people? They’re having non-consensual, unsafe sex as a result? No. The evidence points to a more inconclusive and also complicated picture. Does Porn Have a Harmful Effect on Young People? Many people worry that porn can cause young people harm – however there are many problems[…]
A rant about why what we are and aren’t teaching young people about fertility and sex is harmful to them. This is a transcription of a talk I gave at the Progress Educational Trust Birds, The Bees and Fertility Treatment event.
You might have either seen the tea and consent video, or read the original blog (which I much prefer). They are increasingly being used as a teaching tool, which I don’t think is a great idea. So I thought I’d share my thoughts about what the analogy needs to be a more useful resource and why[…]
You might have read that ‘sexting’ is now considered the norm for young people. I first read this assertion a couple of years ago (when I originally wrote this blog, which I thought I lost but didn’t and have republished). This was based on a small piece of research conducted by Professor Andy Phippen. Actually[…]
A consent workshop activity using handshakes as a way of learning about sexual consent.
A new project where I make videos for practitioners on how to facilitate sex and relationships workshops. This is one about relationships. LOVE, INNIT – a teaching pack about relationships (with full instructions and other engaging teaching resources about relationships) Relationships Training – if you would like to take part in a training day about[…]
Try this quiz about first time sex! [mtouchquiz 3]