At Otterbein’s chapter of URGE (Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity) we’ve talked a lot about our own experiences of “sex ed.” Of course these varied from absolutely NOTHING, to abstinence only to videos of the worst possible genital warts a person could have! There is SO much more to sex ed than how not to get pregnant or “catch something.” (That stuff is super important to0 though, so keep those good questions headed my way!)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of sexual health states (italics are mine):
“Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences , free of coercion, discrimination and violence.” http://cdc.gov/sexualhealth/default.html#who
How cool is that? Not only do you have the right to sexual safety and respect, you have the right to sexual pleasure! Talk about it. Own it.
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