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Don't Skip Out or Trip Out on Pleasure: Educating Adolescents Within a Sex Positive Framework
Description: Adolescents are often left out of discussions on sexual desire, pleasure and sexual response. In order to view adolescents as sexual beings, with agency and the ability to think critically about themselves and their behavior, we must address inequities in how we teach them about sexuality. This interactive workshop with explore pleasure as a mechanism for promoting adolescent self-efficacy and self-worth. Ultimately, the workshop will assist educators in teaching youth how to develop safe and fulfilling relationships.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: identify three sex positive approaches to teaching adolescents about desire, pleasure and sexual response; clarify their feelings and attitudes about teaching adolescents about desire, pleasure and sexual response and two ways to work through discomfort; recall presenter's 3 C's for effectively teaching adolescents about sexual desire, pleasure and response.