Dr. Mark Schoen, a sex educator and filmmaker, last here last year, returned. His website www.SexSmartFilms.com is the Netflix of sex education! Indeed, this website is a sex educator’s dream come true! There are some 600 films on the site – including sensate focus exercises, the science of orgasms, the true story of how babies are made, the science of attraction, and …
It’s “Free Your Mind Friday” on Leid Stories, our weekly open forum in which listeners trade information, opinions and ideas—usually on major news issues and developments, but on any subject they consider worthy of further discussion and debate.
Guest // Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, AASECT
Host // Carla Atherton
Sex ed. Those two words are enough to have many of us running for the hills. Fall in, parents! Kids are consuming more media than ever before and the not-so-hidden messaging about sex is everywhere. Hate to break it to you but sex education is important for children BEFORE their school’s typical initiation in fifth grade. The good news is, it’s easier to talk about sex when children are younger. Legions of parents can tell you what happens if you wait too long — the never ending eye roll isn’t the half of it.
Join host Carla Atherton and her favorite sex ed guru on kids and the “birds and the bees”:
Throughout the Bush years, funding for programs that refused to teach contraception in lieu of telling kids to wait until marriage–known as abstinence-only programs–ballooned , putting a lot of schools in a situation where the only real access to sex education funding they had was federal abstinence-only money. The programs were wildly unsuccessful  at their supposed goals of reducing STI and teen pregnancy …