Sexual Health or
Sexual Health or
6th Grade Sample
Advocates for Youth
“... avoid heteronormativity (the assumption that people and relationships are heterosexual unless proven otherwise) and help students explore, at a developmentally appropriate level, the full range of sexual feelings and expressions both in and out of relationships.”
Teacher’s Guide 2015
What do the experts say about children’s exposure to porn?
The government’s own impact assessment of the new law, suggests longitudinal research, has demonstrated that, among young people, “intentional exposure to violent X-rated material over time predicted an almost sixfold increase in the odds of self-reported sexually aggressive behaviour”.
“You’re wiring their brains in early adolescence. Free porn is the equivalent of me hanging outside schools, giving out free packets of Marlboro and bottles of beer.”
Gail Dines, Sociology Professor
Web-Based Sexuality Education
Future of Sex Ed & National Sexuality Education Standards
Sexual & Reproductive Rights
-Without parent knowledge
-Without parent consent
-At any age
California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA)
It was passed in 2015 and became law in January 2016. It requires that Comprehensive Sexual Education is taught once in middle school (7th grade) and once in high school.
“You may notice language throughout the curriculum that seems less familiar - using the pronoun “they” instead of “her” or “him,” using gender neutral names in scenarios and role-plays and referring to “someone with a vulva” vs. a girl or woman. This is intended to make the curriculum inclusive of all genders and gender identities.”
We look at their genitals. If we see a penis, people will say ‘it’s a boy!’ and if we see a vulva, people
will say, ‘it’s a girl!’ That moment will probably determine how the people in that baby’s life will
interact with that child.”
“Why do you think this is?” In asking them to reflect on what they generated on the lists, you help them to challenge the gender norms that have been taught to them from their earliest ages.
Complex Theories of Human Sexuality
Supplemental Material & Support Sites
Condoms, Lube, Instructions & Websites
Casual Sex Mindset
WHICH ONE IS RISKIEST (IF DONE WITH A PARTNER WHO HAS AN STI)?
Performing oral sex on another person, receiving oral sex from another person, having penis-vagina sex with a condom
ANSWER: Performing oral sex on another person (meaning mouth to genitals or anus)
Condoms offer extremely effective protection against most STIs. Having unprotected sex of any kind carries high risk for STIs. With oral sex, the person performing oral sex is at higher risk because their mouth is coming into contact with the other person’s genitals. People can reduce their STI risk further by using flavored condoms or other barriers like dental dams.
Presents Early Sexual Initiation as
Pivot Toward Adolescent Sexual Pleasure
*Recommended High School Pre-Lesson on Female Bodies & Sexual Response
Why talking to minors about sexual pleasure presents a serious problem . . .
Parental Rights Matter
In a diverse community, we need to meet the needs of the student population.
Our goal is to encourage the District to locate the best, age appropriate curriculum, or encourage them to write their own.
We want all kids to experience health.
Sex is complex & interconnected with mental health in ways we don’t completely understand. The District should tread very carefully as to do no harm when selecting & implementing curriculum. We think the current curriculum is harmful.
What’s the Ask?
“Early Initiation of sexual activity is associated with more sexual partners, not using condoms, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection during adolescence.” CDC 2017