A progressive, effective, and responsible approach to sex
education for parents and teens that challenges traditional
teaching models and instead embraces 21st century realities by
promoting healthy sexuality, values, and body image in young
Sex education today generally falls into one of two categories:
abstinence-only or abstinence-based education--both of which tend
to withhold important, factual information and leave young adults
ill-equipped to make safe decisions. Al Vernacchio, a high school
sexuality educator who holds a Master's degree in Human Sexuality
from the University of Pennsylvania, has created a new category:
sex-positive education. In For Goodness Sex, he refutes the
"disaster prevention" model of sex ed, offering a progressive and
realistic approach: Sexuality is a natural part of life, and
healthy sexuality can only develop from a sex-positive, affirming
Curious yet fearful of being judged, young people turn to peers,
the Internet, and the media, where they receive problematic
messages about sex: boys are studs, girls are sluts; real sex
should be like porn; hookups are better than relationships. Without
a broader understanding to offset these damaging perceptions,
teenagers are dangerously unprepared intellectually and emotionally
to grow and develop as sexual beings. For Goodness Sex offers the
tools and insights adults need to talk young people and help them
develop healthy values and safe habits. With real-life examples
from the classroom, exercises and quizzes, and a wealth of sample
discussions and crucial information, Vernacchio offers a guide to
sex education for the twenty-first century.
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