How to be a sex ed teacher
Teachers need to teach students how to enjoy sex, including using sex toys and the clitoris, a new study finds.
The findings, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, show that teaching sex ed in schools, such as the one where the students are from, is crucial for increasing the health of sex workers.
“Teachers are in the vanguard of the movement to teach sex ed as part of the curriculum in their schools,” said study author and sex educator Jennifer O’Connell, a sex educator at the University of California, San Diego.
O’Connell’s study was part of a larger effort to better understand the health effects of sex work, including the impact of drugs and other risky behaviors.
Her study found that using the clitorises for stimulation can lead to a higher risk of contracting HIV and gonorrhea, and that sex ed has an effect on sexual orientation.
O’-Connell, who was not involved in the research, said teaching students about sex is important.
“Sex education is a critical element of a child’s health care experience,” she said.
O-Connell, like other researchers, also wants to find ways to increase the number of sex ed teachers.
She’s working on a curriculum that would help educators teach students about how to be sex ed experts, and how to help students understand how to ask for help, O’Connor said.
She said it’s not just about teaching sex.
Teachers also have to help parents and students learn about sex, O-Connell said.
“What’s really important is that the students see their parents as allies in this process,” she added.
“We want to see parents as partners in the process.”
O’Connor and her colleagues also are trying to learn more about how the sex industry works, including how much people make and how much they are willing to pay.
She has also been working with students to get them to understand that people are paying people to help them and to understand the importance of being informed, O’ton said.
For now, O’mon and her team are working on ways to help sex workers get more education.
“It’s really critical that we work together to change sex work’s stigma and help it be a normal part of everyday life,” she explained.
“And that’s a long way from just being the last person in a line of people paying for sex.
That’s not going to happen.”