Event Title

The Effect of Adult Sexual Education on Sexual Health

Location

Taylor 305, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 2:50 PM

Description

Sexual education is strongly correlated with sexual health-the lack of an accurate sexual education results in effects such as increased rates of sexually transmitted infections and decreased mental health. Sex plays a large role in the human experience, and comprehension and understanding of society and culture, therefore we should not allow cultural perceptions to dictate what is taught in sexual education. Through targeted adult education on sex, sexuality, and sexual health the overall health and wellbeing of our culture could be vastly improved. Inclusion of factual information on concepts such as intimacy, sexual connection, hyper sexualization, gender identities, and sexuality could dispel many misconceptions related to sexual health. Working to dispel these misconceptions will work to take steps toward eliminating a shame culture surrounding sexuality, addressing rape culture, and work to push culture toward a more positive approach regarding sexuality.

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Apr 6th, 2:50 PM

The Effect of Adult Sexual Education on Sexual Health

Taylor 305, Madison Union, JMU

Sexual education is strongly correlated with sexual health-the lack of an accurate sexual education results in effects such as increased rates of sexually transmitted infections and decreased mental health. Sex plays a large role in the human experience, and comprehension and understanding of society and culture, therefore we should not allow cultural perceptions to dictate what is taught in sexual education. Through targeted adult education on sex, sexuality, and sexual health the overall health and wellbeing of our culture could be vastly improved. Inclusion of factual information on concepts such as intimacy, sexual connection, hyper sexualization, gender identities, and sexuality could dispel many misconceptions related to sexual health. Working to dispel these misconceptions will work to take steps toward eliminating a shame culture surrounding sexuality, addressing rape culture, and work to push culture toward a more positive approach regarding sexuality.