The state of RSE in the UK is not as good as it could be. Where did it go wrong, and what can we do to make it right? This article is a version of a talk I gave at a conference. It was run by St Dunstan’s School called Porn, Sex and Educating For[…]
This article is in response to the questions I get about ‘what should we do about toxic masculinity influencers’. I complexify the idea of an individual having a singular ‘effect’. I argue that there are potential harms of uncritically accepting a common sense ‘cause and effect’ discourse of toxic masculinity. How paying attention to those[…]
RSE should allow young people to explore the complexities of sex and relationships and not simply just tell them what to think. Sex, sexuality, relationships, consent, gender are all complex topics and we shouldn’t over simplify them. However, that doesn’t meant that delivering RSE is hard. Good quality RSE is about focusing on getting the[…]
I ran some workshops with young people in a school recently which was about how to make talking about sex and relationships easier. As you will see I used the Talking Sex Ed game which I launched earlier this year. I’ve written it up in a kind of autoethnographic article. There are bits and bobs[…]
When I get asked to work in schools we usually have a conversation about whether I will be delivering a workshop or a talk. Generally speaking, RSE workshops are better than talks.
DO… RSE for Schools was a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) resource which lived at the website dorseforschools.com from 2017 to 2021. It was sponsored by Durex and backed by a number of leading RSE organisations. At that time it was also accredited by the PSHE Association. The resource was written by me, Justin Hancock,[…]
The long awaited guidance for the teaching of relationships, health, and sex education came out on 24th September 2020. The last such guidance came out in 2000: before both YouTube and YouPorn, so we’ve been waiting a long time.
Our relationship with ourselves is an incredibly important topic but I think it’s important that we get it right. We should avoid indivdualising well-being. We have to understand how our relationship with ourselves is produced from an assemblage of culture, relationships, rights, and power.
The Bulletin is a free resource for you to use with with young people. It’s a newsletter from my website for young people BISH: ‘a guide to sex, love, and you for over 14s’. As you can see it’s a combination of articles, activities, images, and games. Just do a back to back print and[…]
It can be difficult for practitioners to engage with young men around RSE (relationships and sex/sexuality education). This article considers why that might be and what we can do about it.