Posts Tagged "Glee"

The teen coming of age TV show Glee, featured an extremely good portrayal of healthy teen sexual decision making.  In Season 3, Episode 5, two loving, committed teen couples (one straight, one gay) discuss whether and when to have sex for the first time. I usually avoid watching depictions of teen “first times” because they frustrate me as a sexuality educator. Typically, there is no discussion of contraception, the...

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This week’s Glee episode focused on the fact that both adults and teens need sexuality education. Of course, the examples were over the top: a student who thought she was pregnant because a stork built a nest near her bedroom; another watched a condom-on-a-cucumber lesson and thought her lunch salad was risky; and a counselor thought the 80s song “Afternoon Delight” was about dessert, rather than sex. I enjoyed...

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