Posts Tagged "Honest Exchange"

When I was a kid, I was in Camp Fire and spent many happy years learning skills in camping, outdoor cooking, knot tying, crafts, and group projects.  Two of my now-adult daughters were in  Girl Scouts for a few years, while their older sister enjoyed Model United Nations throughout high school and college. No one asked about their sexual orientation, and we never inquired about their adult leaders’ sexual orientation. These...

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Do Animals Hate Gays?


Posted By on Mar 7, 2012

We’ve heard it time and again, homosexuality is “unnatural.” Except…it’s not, if you measure what’s natural by what occurs in nature. Researchers have identified same-sex sexual behavior in 1,500 species. Yep, 1,500 living, breathing species are gettin’ down with their own kind. I’ve never had a problem with same-sex attraction or action, and I’ve never cared whether it was natural...

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Sex Ed and Deaf Kids


Posted By on Dec 3, 2011

I became a sex educator between 9th and 10th grade, when I my summer job was to accompany a deaf girl around to her summer school classes. I took sign language lessons by videotape every morning and learned enough signs to supplement what she could understand by lip reading.  There were about 5 student pairs like ours in a program designed to integrate deaf kids into classes filled with kids with normal hearing. One weekend, the...

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BDSM, the acronym for bondage-domination/sadism-masochism, gets a bad rap. These sexual practices are often portrayed as something dark, uncontrolled,  and perverse, the underbelly of sexual behaviors. It may benefit your sex life to look more carefully. The last time you had a sexual encounter, did you ask for your partner’s consent every step of the way? If you nibbled your partner’s nipple, did you know precisely how...

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What do I and other sexuality educators do for a living?  It’s a common question, and you can find the some answers in this short cartoon I created.  You can watch it here.  What’s a sexuality subject you’d like to learn about?  Drop me a note and maybe I’ll make a video on your topic!

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Shame on Tennessee for thinking that talking about homosexuality is akin to “teaching homosexuality.”  The state Senate voted 5:4 to allow legislators to introduce a bill that would ban teachers from discussing homosexuality in their classrooms.  The House will take up the issue next year. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Stacey Campfield, is reported to have called the bill a “neutral” tool that will...

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