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Everything You Need to Know About Consent That You Never Learned in Sex Ed

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Positive and informed consent has become a central tenet of both discourse and policy around healthy relationships and sexual violence prevention programming. But it is much easier to talk about consent, or to reframe “no means no” ideology into “yes means yes,” than it is, in the intimate moments of a sexual interaction, either with a…

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More Info. Less Weird. – Sex Ed Videos by Amaze.org

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In four minutes or less, each animated Amaze video tackles a topic related to sex education such as girls or boys puberty, healthy relationships, gender identity, and “am I ready?” Most of the videos are rated as all ages (10-14), with some rated as teen, which are advised for the older side of that group.…

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“S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties” by Heather Corinna

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Besides the anonymous box where we could drop questions, I remember almost nothing of the formal “sex education” that I received through the public school system in 5th grade. I also don’t recall when or how I got “the talk” from my parents, or whether I ever did. I remember once asking my mom what…

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Emotional Labor: What It Is & How To Do It

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Men’s labor is often defined by work that occurs outside the home, that can be easily quantified and monetized. Domestic labor, or the work that happens in this home, as a part of daily life, is often framed as less valuable, and often unpaid (ignoring monetized domestic labor provided in other people’s homes by women of color).…

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Curmudgeons – A Short Film by Danny DeVito

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Actor and director Danny DeVito brings us an endearing love story reminding us that we are never too old, nor is it ever too late, to be happy. While affirming that love takes many forms, this short film is funny, a little bit crass, and most importantly really lovely. At a mere 15-minutes, “Curmudgeons” is well…

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Understanding Consent is as Easy as FRIES

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As always, Planned Parenthood is an amazing resource for information that is easy to understand and quick to digest. In the above image, they tackle consent, and break it down for us all to grasp so that our sexual encounters are healthy, fun, and safe for all involved. – Brett Goldberg Consent is: Freely given.…

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“The Will To Change: Men, Masculinity, & Love” by bell hooks

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As a follow up to All About Love, hooks looks at unique conditions of patriarchal society’s socialization of men, and the effects on male relationships with women, other men, and themselves. hooks explores non-hegemonic masculinities and ways that men can challenge patriarchal assumptions and requirements. This book is fundamental in an exploration of the role…

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“All About Love: New Visions” by bell hooks

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hooks begins with the recognition that we are growing up in a society definied by, “imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.” This transformative text seeks to explore alternative interpersonal dynamics and relationships, with an emphasis on empathy, understanding, and work as foundational to love. hooks acknowledges the pitfalls of patriarchal society and focuses on how to…

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