I am an independent Sex Education (RSE) consultant. I work face-to-face with children and young people from the age of four years upwards, delivering workshops and writing educational packages, as well as training the professionals that work with them. I specialise in delivering inclusive RSE, with a sex-positive approach, encouraging both adults and young people to explore their attitudes and values to sex and relationships.
I am very lucky to have a job I truly love. I am privileged to be able to talk to young people and help to shape their views and expectations when it comes to sex and relationships. Teenage sex is rarely perfect, but there is no reason why it should be something you have to get over, why can’t it be something fun and empowering?
Imagine a whole population of young people that understand consent, who understand that we are all different and have our own personal boundaries and can respect them. Young people who can recognise what a healthy relationship should look like, and have the skills to manage them? Imagine whole schools of children who feel comfortable and confident in their own skin, … who understand their bodies and know how they work – who can express their emotions safely and mange their behaviours…. Imagine a generation of young people that have the attitude that sex is something that is chosen and should be enjoyed rather than something that happens to them, something that is expected or a badge of honour to wear… imagine young people with the skills to manage technology safely and see it as a means to create and communicate, rather than abuse – an opportunity to ask for help when needed, to offer peer support and socialise…
Imagine how much young people can achieve and learn if we remove the barriers that prevent from asking questions; how much safer they will be when we remove the taboo and judgement that goes hand in hand with silence… where young people can feel safe to be who they are regardless of their gender or sexuality… that is the power of comprehensive sex positive RSE.