A Case for Pleasure in Sexualities and Relationships Education

Author: Julia Hirst
Created: 2012
Country United Kingdom
Organisation Sheffield Hallam University
Type Seminar Presentation
Format pdf
Extent 25 pages
This seminar presentation uses research on young people to offer a rationale for sex and relationship education (SRE) based on pleasure and sex-positive notions of sexual health. It argues that sex-positive SRE can challenge heteronormative and gendered constructs of sexual identity and practices; contribute to developing sexual competence, resisting coercion, avoiding regret; and supporting safer and more egalitarian relationships. The seminar also offers cues for debate around the challenges of positive sexuality education and research in climates that lack universal agreement and cultural and/or religious resistance.
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