Recent News on Sex and Sexual Health
Welcome to the latest digest of news on sex and sexual health! In this edition, we’ll explore a range of topics that highlight the need for improved sexual education, the power of social media in breaking down stigmas, and the intersection of cancer and sexuality. So, grab a cup of tea and let’s dive in!
Canadian Youth Demand Better Sexual Education
Let’s start with a national survey conducted by LetsStopAIDS, which found that Canadian youth are dissatisfied with the quality of sexual education they received. The survey included 1,090 Canadians aged between 18 and 24. It’s no surprise that young people are craving more comprehensive and inclusive methods of addressing sexuality in education. If you’re interested in the state of sexual education and the importance of updated approaches, this article is a must-read. Read more.
TikTok Becomes a Platform for Open Conversations about Herpes
Next up, we have a story that highlights the power of social media in facilitating frank conversations about sexually transmitted infections. Sophie Miller, a 21-year-old woman from Detroit, turned to TikTok to share her experience of being diagnosed with herpes. Her candid video received overwhelming response, with over 7.2 million views and many commenters sharing their own stories. This article sheds light on the demand for open discussions about STIs and the potential of platforms like TikTok in reducing stigma. Read more.
GirlvsCancer Campaign Tackles Taboos around Cancer and Sexuality
Now, let’s explore the intersection of cancer and sexuality. The community-led cancer charity GirlvsCancer, in collaboration with design agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), has launched a groundbreaking campaign. This campaign aims to tackle the taboo subjects of intimacy, pleasure, and sexual health post-diagnosis. It includes powerful billboard advertisements and raw emotive short films featuring real women sharing their experiences. If you’re interested in the struggles and experiences of women navigating their sexual identity post-cancer, this article is a must-read. Read more.
Gaps in Sex Education in the United States
Now, let’s turn our attention to the state of sex education in the United States. A survey conducted by women’s health company Mira revealed that sex education classes in the U.S. are lacking in important information related to sexual and reproductive health. Shockingly, only 32% of women learned about pleasure during sex education, compared to 51% of men. This article highlights the need for more inclusive teaching and technology in sex education. If you’re interested in the gaps in sex education and the importance of comprehensive teaching, this article is a must-read. Read more.
The Unpreparedness of Americans for Real-World Sexual Experiences
Lastly, we have a survey that reveals a shocking truth: 90% of Americans feel unprepared by their sex education for real-world sexual experiences. This article delves into the gaps in knowledge for women about their reproductive health and the impact of various sources, including healthcare professionals, formal classes, online sources, friends, porn, and social media. It emphasizes the need for improved sex education that covers a wide range of topics. If you’re interested in the shortcomings of current sex education and the importance of comprehensive teaching, this article is a must-read. Read more.
That’s it for this edition of our digest on sex and sexual health. We hope you found these articles informative and thought-provoking. Remember, knowledge is power when it comes to sexual health, so let’s continue to advocate for comprehensive and inclusive sexual education.