We live in a world where sex education far from guaranteed. This has paved the way for what many call a “porn-educated” generation of people who learn everything they know about sex and sexuality from unrealistic depictions in adult films.
But the Internet has more to offer. So I’ve compiled a list of just some of the sex educators in the digital age, from Youtubers to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, for STDCheck.com, including Youtubers like Dr. Lindsey Doe, host of Sexplanations, Lindsay Amer, creator of Queer Kid Stuff, and Shannon Boodram a.k.a. Shan Boody.
I also highlighted new platforms created to for education on sexual pleasure, including Andrea Barrica’s newly launched O.School, and For Goodness Sake LLC’s OMGYES.
Lydia Daniller and Rob Perkins, founders of OMGYes
With fewer than half of states in the U.S. requiring sex education, and many people around the world saying they are unable to get access to practical and comprehensive, science-based information about this important part of their lives, the work these educators are doing can play an important role. So can judgement-free communities like r/sex on Reddit, where I asked people to tell me what their experience was like with sex ed. Unsurprisingly, a number of people who responded said they learned more from Reddit and Youtube than they did from school or their parents.
Read the full piece on the future of sex ed here: https://www.stdcheck.com/blog/future-of-sex-education/
For additional information, I keep a running list of sex-positive journalists, educators, authors and other information on this site. You can access it all here: https://thesexreporter.com/resources/