Welcome to #AdultSexEdMonth! More often than not, talk of sex education revolves around young people. Of course, this is crucial. Yet so many of us did not grow up with sex ed, and we still need this information. The month of June is all about sex ed for adults. This week's Sex Stories We Love offers up a few choice learning nuggets.

Sex Ed for POC


One of the most pressing matters in sex education is ensuring black, indigenous, and people of colour receive and are represented in sex education, both in the material being shared and as educators themselves. As a reflection of the education system as a whole, most sex ed is very white. From the bodies presented to the language used, people are far less likely to respond to learning that is not inclusive and equitable. Irma Garcia, of Dirty South Sex Ed, is just one of many black educators who are trying to ensure more people have a voice and more people hear a voice to whom they can relate. Let's all amplify the great sex educators out there. Please share more!

Homeschooling Opportunity

Are you one of those parents out there homeschooling your children during the pandemic? COVID-19 definitely threw a huge monkey wrench in the progress of your child's education, and just might leave you pulling your hair out a bit. Homeschooling is a daunting task, but it can also be an opportunity. You can take this time to provide your kids the sex progressive, inclusive sex education that they likely aren't receiving at school. And at the same time as you teach them, you can use that dialogue to reinforce, and possibly to do some learning yourself, about sex education as it stands in 2020. Regardless of our ages and our backgrounds, sex ed continually evolves. So it is a good idea to see what ideas are out there and how we can continue our own adult sex ed journey.

All in the Eyes?

Learning about sex goes far beyond the mechanics of pleasure. Sex ed is just as much learning about ourselves as it is about learning how to touch others. One thing many people struggle with is how to connect with our partners because eye contact is tough. For many, eye contact during sex is super hot, but it is also extremely intimate. More intimate than fingers and tongues and penises and vulva? You betcha, it can be. If you're interested in learning how to become more comfortable with eye contact during sex, these tips might help, but it might be a learning curve. Remember, sex should always be comfortable, fun, and enjoyable. Take your time.

Senior Sexuality

As we age, our bodies change. For a long time, it was assumed that part of that process was turning off our sex fountains and drying up. It was long-believed that older folks just don't want, or shouldn't want, sex. Fortunately, one of the sexual evolutions mentioned earlier is a better understanding that adults of any age can want and enjoy sex. That isn't to say that there might not be challenges. Health concerns can happen as we age, but something like urinary incontinence hopefully won't hold anyone back from sexual desire. Stigma might be a challenge, but amazing senior sexuality educators like Joan Price are sharing and caring.

This Might Blow You Away

On the topic of bodies and stigma, let's all take a moment to be grown-ups and talk about farts during sex. They happen. Everyone has been left red-faced at some point when a little tootie left your bootie when knockin' those boots. If you're sexually active and you've never passed gas in the moment, you have a sphincter of steel! But, really, it's no big deal! Farts are a complex act. Both a source of humour and mortifying embarrassment, they are also something we all do. And, we just need to accept it might happen during sex. If it helps, do what I do...blame the dog. A good giggle is a great way to move on and get back to what's important.

Working in Sex

Finally, have you ever considered that working in sex can be a great way to learn more about sex? These are a small sampling of what's out there. Do some digging and you might find a new career!