We understand sexuality as normal, healthy, and important part of our lives.
We approach education from a sex positive framework--meaning that we understand that sexuality and sexual health are not just about sex, believe that sexuality should not be shamed and/or stigmatized, and that communicating and learning about sexuality and sexual health helps young people grow into empowered and prepared adults.
We share age appropriate, medically accurate, information that is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, and identities. Our activities and lessons are grounded in the National Sexuality Education Standards.
We create a safe environment for students to share their questions, opinions, and openly explore ideas. We ensure that all students are respected and able to bring their full selves to the workshop.
All of our classes are designed for students of all genders. When we discuss anatomy, we include the diversity of people’s bodies, identities, and talk about how our cultural influences impact development.
We engage students in skill building activities that encourage them to think about their opinions, experiences, and apply them to their lives.
We include many movement based activities because many people learn through moving.
We talk about sexual pleasure because it is an integral part of sexual health. When we don’t talk about sexual pleasure, we do a disservice to young people and prevent them from developing sexual agency and assertiveness skills that help them to have positive and healthy experiences
Our work incorporates systems of oppression and how they impact sexuality, relationships and communication
Our work is trauma informed, and always takes into account that many people are coming from past experiences with trauma which impact how they learn, and what kinds of support they may need
We recognize that all people learn in different ways and make sure that our activities are responsive to auditory, visual and kinesthetic learners.
Our classes are comprehensive, and recognize that skill development and self reflection in safe spaces are critical components of learners being able to personalize new information and incorporate it into their lives.
We believe that learning about sexuality is a key part of social and emotional learning, and will help shift our culture towards respect, bodily acceptance, appreciation and autonomy, healthy relationships, assertive communication, and pleasurable and safe sexual experiences.
We believe that young people deserve to learn about their bodies, feelings, desires and more in spaces that recognize their brilliance, and also understand that they need support in long term planning, weighing consequences, and thinking about the impacts of our behavior on each other.
We believe that comprehensive sexuality education is a human right and is connected to positive social cultural change.