Yes, count me among the thousands of South Carolinians who believe the best way to address many of our state's problems is through age-appropriate, medically accurate health education and access to comprehensive reproductive health services.
My sex education experience was very forgettable. I remember being separated in elementary school for puberty lessons, and I remember being INSANELY embarrassed when my mom gave me a book on one of my pre-teen birthdays titled something like, Puberty! Your Body Is Changing and That Is So AMAZING! I put the book away in disgust at first, but eventually ended up devouring it cover-to-cover and learning hilarious old-school slang for female genitalia such as “muff,” “poontang,” and “honeypot.” more »
I graduated with a M.Ed. from Widener University’s unique program in Human Sexuality back in August of 2011. There are a few programs where one could study the fascinating (and important) subject of Human Sexuality. The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the Master’s in Sexuality Studies program at San Francisco State are two programs that come quickly to my mind. Widener University (located in Pennsylvania) offers fully accredited programs (M.Ed. and PhD. in Human Sexuality – with clinical and/or education tracks) that continue to grow each year.more »
Growing up in California, in the shadow what I identify as USC (University of Southern California), I often wondered if kids around the country played the same games, liked the same toys, or even learned the same things in school. Now that I am an adult with many years of college behind me, I realize that a lot of those things are indeed the same. I think that experience creates the “American experience”. But there is one part of this that has always been a touchy subject and thus not universally agreed upon. That is sex education. more »