sex ed

What is a Good Age to Teach Kids About Sex?

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 08:28
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Hi Dr. Betty,

I am brand new to this amazing resource and have spent all day combing through posts and podcast videos and I really appreciate what a wonderful set of educational tools you and Carlin have provided here.

I have a 5 year old daughter and I'm wondering how I can incorporate sex education into her development in a healthy way and at what age it's appropriate?

The First Review of's Sex Ed Classes

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 09:05
Submitted by Carlin Ross

When you run a site like D&R, people send you every link to every sex article posted online.  I heard about's new sex ed classes and waited for a full review and it's in.

Tracy Clark-Flory took one of their live sex ed classes - here's what I loved and what I didn't:

I loved that they're having real people - naked - demonstrate real sex for others to watch.  Betty always says that writing about sex isn't enough.  It's monkey see monkey do.  We have to watch good sex to have good sex. 

Wisconsin Legislators Move to Mandate Abstinence & Marriage in Sex Ed Classes

Fri, 11/04/2011 - 15:38
Submitted by Lawrence Lanoff

When it comes to sex, we live in a world that forces us backwards. The nutty folks who “feel” that they are in charge of our genitals would like to roll science back in time - way back.

I mean, I understand. Pleasure is dangerous. Joy is dangerous. Our genitals are very dangerous. So political and religious leaders encourage ignorance about our genitals from the very beginning - starting with the kids. That’s why Wisconsin State legislators want to mandate the teaching of abstinence and marriage in sex education classes - regardless of the contrary evidence showing this type of teaching actually encourages more problems for kids regarding sex.

Sex Ed Mandated in NYC Public Schools

Wed, 08/10/2011 - 15:13
Submitted by Carlin Ross

For the first time in two decades - yes two decades - New York City schools must teach sex ed to kids starting in 6th grade.  It's a legal requirement so there's no room for concerned parents to picket or take their kids out of the classes...every child in new york city public schools must receive sex ed in addition to the current HIV education.

No more abstinence only. It feels pretty sweet.  And they're finally going to focus on condoms. In the new sex-education classes, teachers will describe how to use them, and why, going where some schools have never gone before.

Anticipation vs Spontaneity

Sun, 08/02/2009 - 18:40
Submitted by Eric Amaranth

Wrote more on my "vaginal orgasm" downloadable pdf today that will go on sale as soon as we have the software to do so. Also thought about anticipation in sex and how few people utilize it or understand it as erotic. The majority of people are constantly praising spntaneous sex that comes out of nowhere. It is powerful, like a surprise birthday party or present that has muscles or curves and everything else that is sex. However, I think that too many people get so enamored with that vibe that they aren't happy with other forms of sex or make it the best. Further, they will find fault with partners who don't do it everytime sex is up for grabs.

The Sex at AASECT

Fri, 05/15/2009 - 15:27
Submitted by Carlin Ross

We're in Phoenix for the AASECT conference. It will be our first joint presentation and the debut of the first 2 clips from our Sex Skills Series.

Why Don't We Teach Kids About Masturbation?

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Fri, 03/14/2008 - 23:00
Submitted by Betty Dodson

Dear Betty,

First let me say that your website is amazing. The human body is a beautiful thing and definitely nothing to be ashamed of, and these wonderful stories about people's sexual experiences are something to be learned from. I have to say that while I haven't read any of your books or seen your videos, I like the messages that you deliver about sexuality, how it is something that is natural and far from sinful. Based on what I've seen from friends and from others stories, my relationship with my girlfriend is a little unusual and something that you might find interesting.