Exploring How Body Image Shapes Teen Sexual Health

The teenage years can be tumultuous, presenting various challenges, particularly regarding body image and sexual health. Young people are bombarded with messages about what their bodies should and shouldn’t look like, which can lead to confusion, insecurity, and negative health outcomes.  We will delve into the ways body image influences teen sexual health, highlighting the … Continued

May is #SexEdForAll Month

Written by Sam, RSEI Educator | Published May 24th, 2024 According to Guttmacher, a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) worldwide (last updated Sept 2023): As we see, sex education in many states across the country remains inadequate, inconsistent, or entirely absent, leaving young people without … Continued

Sex Educators’ Diss Track for Disinformation

Written by Angie, RSEI Educator | Published April 8th, 2024 With so much technology at our fingertips, we can search for information that we need in an instant. Gone are the days of flipping through massive encyclopedias that might already be outdated by the time publication rolls around. With instant access, we should be at … Continued

Body Items* for Body Liberation 

Written by Sam, RSEI Educator | Published February 27th, 2024 This blog is meant to act as a supplemental resource to the December RSEI webinar entitled “Body Items* for Body Liberation.” RSEI Members can access the recording on the Members’ Home Page. For non-members, please email: Professional.Development@pprm.org  Pre-Reading Written Reflection:  Take 3-5 minutes to yourself and … Continued

The Troubling Intersection Between Banned Books and Sexual Health 

Written by Jessica, RSEI Educator | Published January 3rd, 2024 Book bans targeting sexual content are bad news   It could be nude illustrations about puberty like in Robie Harris’s 1994 landmark sexual health book for kids ages 10 and up, It’s Perfectly Normal, or the tension-filled first kiss between two queer teens in Kacen Callendar’s … Continued

STI Testing at Home

Written by Victoria, RSEI Educator | Published December 6th, 2023 The Centers for Disease Control recommends that people who are sexually active get tested at least once a year for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, this recommendation also depends on the number of partners a person has and if they know their status or not. … Continued

Sex Ed Supports Youth Mental Health

Written by Victoria, RSEI Educator | Published September 27th, 2023 If you’re reading this, you probably already know how important sex education is in supporting young people to live happy and fulfilling lives. But given the impacts of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we support young people’s mental health. In this blog, … Continued

OPill: No Doctor’s Note Needed!

Written by Sam, RSEI Educator | Published August 3rd, 2023 What is OPill? On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved OPill, the first non-prescription birth control pill for use in the United States–potentially allowing millions of people access to a safe, effective oral contraceptive during a pivotal time when many … Continued

Sex Ed Recess: Games, Crafts, and Other Activities

Written by Liza, RSEI Educator | Published July 5th, 2023 As we all know, sex education can be a real snooze for students. Just kidding! Even though sex education is already an exciting topic, there is always space to add some fun. Below is a list of games, crafts, and other activities that can be … Continued

Centering Black Bodies, Black History and Black Wellness within Sex Ed

Written by Sam, RSEI Educator | Published May 8th, 2023 Please note: This blog is meant to be supplemental to the April webinar entitled “Centering Black Bodies, Black History, and Black Wellness within Sex Ed.” RSEI Members can access the recording on the Members’ Home Page. For non-members, please email: Professional.Development@pprm.org  “Let [them] be born … Continued