How could we be about families and education without providing you with some sound education resources for human sexuality. We're using the term sexuality because the short version, sex, is about pretty simple stuff like how reproduction works. Sexuality is the broader term that embraces not just the reproductive basics, but all of the other thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and relationships related to our sex. We present here a curated set of resources on human sexuality. All of this content is "G" rated as there will not be photos or films of naked people. Not that we find anything wrong with the human form or the act of love making, but lets face facts if that's what you want to see the internet is rather full of all those images for the asking and clicking.
The video to the right is a presentation made for adults on the basics of Sexuality. This video was designed for incoming college students who may not have had very comprehensive sex education in high school.
Hey, sometimes is seems like sex and sexuality are, well everywhere. Yet there are many, many, many of us who lack even accurate understanding of our own sexual anatomy let alone how pleasure and sex combine. Then add in differences from cultures and religious upbringing, and the entanglement of shame with our sexuality. This growing list of local, national, and international resources on sexuality will continue to grow and expand your knowledge of sexuality.
Our staff's favorite books on sex and human sexuality.
It's Perfectly Normal is a colorful book about changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health. Designed for ages 10 and up, this is an honest, humorous, and frank presentation regarding the transition our bodies make from childhood to adolescence.
I have given a copy of Sex is a Funny Word to my 11 year old grandchild, guess who aced sex ed in 7th grade? A delightful graphically beautiful presentation that keeps children's attention while helping them think about their bodies, friendships, and the differences in us that make us unique and fascinating.
Websites for Sexuality Education.
SIECUS envisions an equitable nation where all people receive comprehensive sexuality education and quality sexual and reproductive health services affirming their identities, thereby ensuring their lifelong health and well-being. This link will take you to the Educationa dn Resources page for SIECUS. Their site also contains link to other resources.
If you want a one source site on human sexuality, Sexplanations is sexedutainment for the universe hosted by Montanan Dr. Lindsey Doe, directed and edited by Matthew Gaydos, and produced by Hank Green. The show is designed around the 4 minutes model of YouTube EDU to share incredible knowledge while inspiring the audience to stay curious. Dr. Lindsey Doe the host is also a doctor of human sexuality who runs a private practice in clinical sexology where she works directly with clients on their sexual health goals. She also travels internationally speaking to various campuses and conferences about her work and curiosity.
Sex Etc. is a site that gives sexual information and access to clinics for each state. They also hae a magazine for teens published three times per year. Good resource for teachers.
Children's Alliance Montana organization helps families link to professional resources when the parents notice or suspect that there is a possibility of harmful sexual behavior to self or others within the family.