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Teaching Sex Ed
At Home

Whether you’re a full-time home-schooler or making up for missing or (ahem) inadequate sex ed in your kid’s school,  Sex Ed To-Go can help you ensure your kids get foundational knowledge about sexual health so they can make the best decisions for their health. 

Did you know...?

Fewer than half of high schools and less than a fifth of middle schools teach all 20 topics recommended by the CDC as essential components of sex education. These topics range from basic information on how HIV and other STIs are transmitted — and how to prevent infections — to critical communication and decision-making skills. And of those who do, much of it still sounds like the coach from Mean Girls.

Preparing Yourself

Sex education is complicated. Before you jump in, take a moment to learn some basics so you don’t cause harm.

Preparing Your Young Person

They might not be as enthusiastic as you are. Here are some tips.

If You’re Considering Group Lessons

Have friends and neighbors who might be interested? Here are some things to think about. 

Building a Curriculum Using Sex Ed To-Go

Recommendations for which Sex Ed To-Go courses for your young person at any age plus guidance on themes to emphasize and questions to ask to check their knowledge and prompt deeper conversation.

Other Resources We Love

Here are a few other organizations, sites, and blogs that can supplement Sex Ed To-Go courses or help reinforce important topics. 

National Sexuality Education Standards

If you’re really going for an A+, you can see all the criteria and topics for truly effective sex education set by SIECUS. And you can also see how Sex Ed To-Go aligns with them here (Live in California? You can also see how we align with the California Healthy Youth Act here.) 

Planned Parenthood’s For Parents

This page allows you to explore by age and topic area. Whether you have a preschooler or a high schooler, this site provides tips on how to talk with them in an age-appropriate way about their body, identity, and personal safety. It also provides guidance on what they need to know at this age about about social skills, relationships, pregnancy and reproduction, and sex and sexuality. Free. Good for those who learn by reading. 

Talk with Your Kids

This resource from TeenSource offers short, accessible tips, messages and suggested activities by age. Free. Good for short attention spans... 

Sex Positive Families

Sex Positive Families has a great blog that covers so many topics: talking about pornography, supporting consent in everyday life, making the talks more fun, answering sex-related questions, etc.  They also have a great list of suggested additional resources. Free. Subscribing to the blog is a good way to remind yourself to have these conversations frequently. 

Amaze and Amaze Jr. by Advocates for Youth

They have an enormous library of short videos (2-5 minutes) on hundreds of sexual health related topics. Free. Great as conversation-starters, particularly if there’s a specific topic you want to cover (like online safety, porn, body image, etc.). 

For more information or questions about Sex Ed To-Go, email us!

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