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What We Teach

Our sex education topics may be taught by themselves or as part of a series. You can find our full list of topics below. Our programs can be tailored toward any age group, demographic, content needs and anything else you or your group may want or require.

Anatomy and Physiology
  • Language of sexuality
  • Reproductive anatomy and physiology
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproduction myths and facts

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following: 

  • Report increased comfort with medically accurate language relative to sexual health & sexuality
  • Identify the names of 5 to 7 “male” and “female” reproductive body parts 
  • Identify the functions of 5 to 7 “male” and “female” reproductive body parts 
  • Summarize the menstrual cycle
  • Explain how pregnancy occurs
  • Identify 5 myths about reproduction and anatomy and why they are false
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Body Image
  • Media influences
  • Person-in-environment perspective; influences on self-images
  • Self-care and self-love
  • Empowerment

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following: 

  • Identify 2 ways media influence self-esteem and body image
  • Name 3 ways negative and positive body image can impact self-esteem and behavior 
  • Identify 2 effective responses to body-based bullying
  • Name 2 things that make them feel beautiful
  • Define “self-care” and “self-love”
  • Set 3 customized self-care goals for their personal lives
  • Create 3 positive messages about their bodies
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Communication
  • Elements of Communication 
  • Communication Styles 
  • Improvisations

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Describe the elements of effective communication 
  • Provide examples of verbal and nonverbal feedback 
  • Overcoming communication barriers 
  • Describe and distinguish between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles 
  • Describe the importance of listening and being an active listener 
  • Discuss and practice at least 2 effective communication skill
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Consent and Sexual Assault
  • Meaningful Consent
  • Rape and Assault
  • Communication
  • Coping and Response

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session, students will have accomplished at least two of the following:

  • Describe the elements of effective communication
  • Provide examples of verbal and nonverbal feedback
  • Overcoming communication barriers
  • Describe and distinguish between passive, aggressive, and assertive communication styles
  • Describe the importance of listening and being an active listener
  • Discuss and practice at least 2 effective communications skills
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Contraceptive Methods
  • Facts, attitudes and decisions about contraceptives, including abstinence
  • Decision about sexual activity, including abstinence

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Describe the use of 3 to 4 contraceptive methods, how they work, their side effects and effectiveness
  • Identify 3 to 4 items in Contraceptive Methods Kit which includes hormonal and barrier birth control methods
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different methods, including cost and accessibility
  • Accurately describe at least 5 steps of correct condom use 
  • Relay the importance of using reliable contraceptives with every act of intercourse in order to delay pregnancy until it is desired and  be protected from STI’s
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Healthy Relationships
  • Characteristics of healthy relationships
  • Warning signs of abusive relationships
  • Relationship evaluation
  • Dating violence & sexual Offenses
  • Coping with sexual assault

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Identify 4 to 5 characteristics of healthy relationships 
  • Identify 4 to 5 characteristics of unhealthy relationships
  • Define rape and sexual assault
  • Describe 2 warning signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship
  • Identify 2 strategies to prevent and respond to abusive or unhealthy relationship behaviors 
  • Identify 2 accessible resources for coping with sexual assault
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Media Literacy
  • Impact of media on sexuality, identity, relationships, gender roles
  • Role of media in sexuality education and personal development

Objectives: By the end of a 60 minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Identify 4 gender role messages perpetuated by the media and potential harmful impacts of each
  • Name 2 ways porn may present an unrealistic view of sex
  • Name 2 sex myths promoted by mainstream media
  • Identify 3 valid and reliable sources of sex education and information on the Internet
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Puberty and Hygiene
  • Puberty Changes & Coping Strategies
  • Attitudes Toward Puberty
  • Decisions About Relationships
  • Decisions About Hygiene

Objectives: By the end of a 60-minute session, students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Describe at least 5 physical, emotional and/or social changes of puberty
  • Explain that puberty is triggered by the endocrine system, specifically the pituitary gland
  • Distinguish among definitions of erection, menstruation, nocturnal emission, ovum, puberty and sperm
  • Explain the purposes of bras, atheletic supporters and menstrucal hygiene products
  • Distinguish at least 5 puberty facts from myths
  • Anticipate puberty with positive feelings, recognizing that the timing of change is individual
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Sexual Self-Advocacy
  • Life and Reproductive Planning
  • Identifying Desires
  • Considering Personal Objectives for Current and Future Relationships
  • Obtaining Needed Testing and Safer Sex Tools

Objectives: By the end of a 60-minute session, students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Identify personal goals for their sex lives
  • Name 2 places they can obtain birth control, condoms, and/or dental dams
  • Name 2 sources of self-esteem in their lives
  • Explain how sexual pleasure impacts well-being
  • Identify 2 sources of pleasure in their lives
  • Practice communicating with a partner(s) aobut sexual pleasure
  • Improve sense of self-efficacy in obtaining reproductive and sexual medical care
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Sexual Responsibility
  • Abstinence and Safer Sex
  • Protection from Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Prevention of Unintended Pregnancy

Objectives: By the end of a 60-minute session, students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Describe risky sexual behavior
  • Condom demonstration (with permission of client)
  • List 4 main STIs
  • Name the mos effective pregnancy prevention method (PIV abstinence) and 2 highly effective hormonal birth control methods
  • Explain 2 ways they are committed to taking sexual responsibility in the future
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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities
  • Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
  • Gender identities

Objectives: By the end of a 60-minute session students will have accomplished at least 2 of the following:

  • Explain the difference between sex, gender and sexual orientation
  • Identify 4 common gender roles and stereotypes
  • Identify 2 common sexual orientation stereotypes
  • Name 3 harmful ways that stereotypes/prejudice/discriminatoin can impact LGBTQIA populations
  • Examine feelings about gender via private or group personal reflection
  • Name 1 way in which stereotypes about msaculinity and femininity impact their lives
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Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Facts, feelings and attitudes about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS

Objectives: By the end of a 60-minute session, students will have accomplished at least two of the following:

  • Describe 3 to 4 methods of STI/HIV transmission
  • Describe 3 to 4 common STI/HIV symptoms (including no symptoms at all)
  • Describe 2 to 3 methods of STI/HIV prevention and risk reduction, including abstinence
  • Accurately describe at least 5 sequential steps for correct condom use
  • Name 2 accessible places to receive STI/HIV testing and treatment
  • Describe 2 methods of STI/HIV testing
  • Briefly name which STIs have treatments or cures
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