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Lesson about **** and its impact on expectations of sex

Discussion in 'PSHE' started by blindfishideas, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. I wonder if any one can help me. I work as a Sex and relationship Educator working across Schools. I am working on a lesson about the relationship between **** and expectations of sex. The aim is to help young people learn that **** does not portray an accurate example of regular sex. I am doing a specific exercise looking at what people could learn from ****, i will give them lots of possible things people could and their job will be to decide if the thing that has been learnt is true or a myth of pornography. I'm asking for help making this list.



    So imagine a 15 year old has learnt everything they know about sex from Internet ****. They have never once had an adult talk to them about sex in any way (no school lessons, no parent chats nothing). What ideas about sex would they have? What true facts could they have learnt and what myths/misconceptions?



    Once i finish the lesson plan and complete the trial I will share the lesson plan as a resource. thank you for your help in advance.
     
  2. I wonder if any one can help me. I work as a Sex and relationship Educator working across Schools. I am working on a lesson about the relationship between **** and expectations of sex. The aim is to help young people learn that **** does not portray an accurate example of regular sex. I am doing a specific exercise looking at what people could learn from ****, i will give them lots of possible things people could and their job will be to decide if the thing that has been learnt is true or a myth of pornography. I'm asking for help making this list.



    So imagine a 15 year old has learnt everything they know about sex from Internet ****. They have never once had an adult talk to them about sex in any way (no school lessons, no parent chats nothing). What ideas about sex would they have? What true facts could they have learnt and what myths/misconceptions?



    Once i finish the lesson plan and complete the trial I will share the lesson plan as a resource. thank you for your help in advance.
     
  3. we've done a lesson about this......and taught it for last 3 years with Y11s and have a myths and facts section along with a load of other stuff. there are some excellent ppts/video clips on internet about this but dont have any here at home! the Centre for HIV in Sheffield also have a briefing paper in conjunction with Brook and fpa about teaching about this too
     
  4. Hmm. I was talking about this the other day with a friend. The two main things are 1) women do not (should not?) have any body hair and 2) anal sex is to be expected as a matter of course. As an overall 'theme' in ****, women are usually portrayed as subservient and their sole purpose is to ensure the man/men are pleasured, with little or no say in what they participate in. I would be very interested in seeing any resources as a Year 11 tutor about to embark on a sex and relationship topic in PHSE.
     
  5. Thank you boospurgeon for the info about the briefing paper.



    this is the list I have made so far, please add any feedback about statements I should take out/change or keep in



    -It is normal for women to have hairless vaginas

    -All men have big penises

    -Sex is better when it is fast, forceful and rough

    -Anal sex is clean and simple

    -Penis shape can vary from one person to another

    -Nipples can get erect when people aroused

    -Males normally ejaculate about half a cup of semen

    -Sex is possible all over the place (not just in a bed)

    -Most people don't use condoms

    -Boobs are meant to be big

    -Sex normally lasts for hours

    -Real men always stay fully erect in the presence of a naked person they are attracted to

    -All women enjoy threesomes

    -There are hundreds of sexual positions

    -Sex normally happens under very bright light

    -Labia are normally quiet small
     
  6. Just turned this list into a resource to be cut up and used with young people. The exercise work in two parts. First the group must separate the possible lessons learned into true information and misinformation. then hand out the consequences and ask the group to link the possible lessons to consequences.



    I don't know how to link to my resources in the forum but if you click on my profile I'm sure you will find it.
     
  7. Sir Cumference

    Sir Cumference New commenter

    As father of a 14 year old girl I worry about the way these issues might be raised. Some teenagers are not aware of some the statements on your list because they don't know about internet ****. Could there be a danger of alerting youngsters to these things if they actually have a healthy, mature understanding of sex? I know it all depends how it is taught, but a great deal of sensitivity to the needs and maturity of a great variety of youngsters who have very different perceptions is needed.
     


  8. Thanks for raising your concern. All the statements are really based more on the questions about sex i currently get asked in lessons rather then based on what **** teaches. (With the possible exception with the statement of fast rough sex which has been identified as a key learning need for some young people.) Was there a specific statement you think may be too detailed? We are wanting this lesson to be accessible to year 10s and above if they have watched **** or not. With no attempt to make them feel guilty if they have watched **** or expose young people to inappropriate ideas if they have never watched ****.


    Getting the right balance is always tricky in SRE and we learn as we trial the lessons. If one or more of the particular statements seems to be stirring up lots of questions that show it is pitched wrong we will review the lesson. We have found that the kind of questions we are being asked are getting more detailed at a younger age. For example whilst a standard question 3 years ago was "what is a blow job?" now we get questions asking things like "what is fisting?". The level of awareness seems to be rising.
     
  9. I've just started reading Caitlin Moran's "How to be a woman" and she covers some of this stuff in there. There might be some extracts you could use as discussion starting points.
     
  10. Just wanted to update I have now finished writing this lesson and have been tested the material in a school with years 10 groups this week. I have posted the complete lesson plan and all the needed handouts in my resources area if you would like to have a look. I will also post a review on my blog about the early results/feedback I have so far.


    One of the positive early results is before the lesson only 42% thought **** was a bad place to learn about sex but by the end of the lesson 88% thought it was bad place to learn about sex.
     

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