Sex ed for a young person?
December 10, 2012 9:06 PM Subscribe
Denizens of Metafilter, I need your best sex-ed materials. For a 16 year-old young man.
posted by WidgetAlley to health & fitness (36 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My family does not exchange gifts on Christmas, but in the spirit of the season (and being the only person in his immediate family who will do something like this), I have decided to send my 16 year old nephew a big anonymous box stuffed full with a variety of condoms, lube, and sex ed materials. My reasoning is, if he's not having it now he will be soon (he is an athlete, an excellent student, and extremely popular with the ladies already), and I know his education from family and public school has been insufficient. His life is quite tumultuous in many ways and the only persons who might take him aside about something like this are his church-going God-fearing Southern grandparents. I don't want to embarrass him, just provide him with the resources to make his own decisions safely.
I know exactly where to get nice condom/lube assortments online, but I am less great with educational materials. So, Mefites, what are your favorite sex ed resources?
Ideally, I would like to provide him with some reading on: STI prevention and transmission; first-time sex; peer/cultural pressure and how to choose between having safe sex and waiting; consent and healthy relationships; basic mechanics/anatomy; and something that addresses how to have sex in a (safe) way that will feel good to all.
- They need to be free, super-cheap, or easily printable (or all three.)
- They need to be sex positive (no Chick tracts please.)
- They need to be engaging! I could just print off the CDC website but I doubt that would hold much attention.
- I would love for them to cover oral/manual sex as well as other types of sexual activity.
Thank you for helping me help my nephew!