Category archive: Middle School

Unhushed is now a member of the World Association of Sexual Health!

Unhushed is now a member of the World Association of Sexual Health!

When I first learned about the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS) when I was teaching at the college level, I fell in love with their ethics, drive, and approach to sexuality at the global level. My initial introduction was through their Declaration of Sexual Rights, on which I have based many a curricular activity! Since then, I’ve…

Talking Together: Get a Foot in the Door, Not a Door in the Face

As humans we communicate in many different ways and as technology changes our communication pathways will expand and become easier but complicated at the same time. What do I mean by that? With the rise of texting and social media it lessens the need for a key component to communication: speaking. Even though technology has…

When’s the online class starting?

When's the online class starting?

I have people ask for an online sexuality class for middle school and high school students occasionally. I wish I had one to give them. But here’s the honest truth: Formal online education is still in its infancy. I’ve been teaching online at the college level for about five years now. This was an endeavor…

Why comprehensive sex ed? Here’s why.

Comprehensive sexuality education is not limited to reproductive or risk-management approaches. Nor is it a crazy free-for-all of sexual information. It is a considered, developmentally appropriate approach to adult-moderated peer conversations about issues of sex and sexuality. It is life changing in ways that are often unexpected and beautiful. I’ve recently had a few parents…

A class for boys! (And other single-gender class thoughts)

A class for boys! (And other single-gender class thoughts)

I will be offering a class for middle school boys this summer. This is a fully comprehensive class – we will cover everything from reproduction and contraception to communication and decision making to abstinence and consent and more. I’m having a meeting for parents who are interested in their sons joining – or anyone interested…

What happens when you take the sex out of sexuality education

What happens when you take the sex out of sexuality education

I recently attended the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s annual conference and learned all sorts of interesting things and had great conversations with lots of people! Several of the sessions I attended were about language and how to discuss sexuality education in ways that calms people’s nerves, opens them up to further conversation, and…

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