I’m turning 32 tomorrow, and all I want for my birthday is for children to learn about consent and bodily autonomy. You can help make my birthday wish come true by clicking on the link here and purchasing this beautiful and empowering read-aloud for a child in your life, or a school in our community!Read More
As we look towards a bright future and a hope-filled new year, I want to share with you some “detail shots” looking back on this year’s classes, and the wonderful students we have the joy of working with. Curious, courageous, compassionate young people like these give me all of the hope for the future.
Let me start with a scene I’m grateful to have witnessed many times over:Read More
Our core purpose, in one sentence, is “to nourish healthy sexual development through honest conversations”.
Our company’s core values are:
Respect and curiosity for the complex and beautiful diversity of human sexuality
a culture of inclusion;
and honesty and accuracy.
More than Sex-Ed is proud to say we are publishing a perfect read-aloud book for children and their favorite adults. With your help we can get this book out in the new year!
“Everybody, Every Body” is a colorful picture book that explores what it means to live in a body, and celebrates—in a child-friendly way—the range of wonderful feelings and experiences our bodies can give us. It also gently nudges adult readers to support their child’s developing sense of bodily autonomy, consent, and the right to personal space.Read More
Let’s talk about that election, huh? What a doozie. Naturally, as a 501-c3 nonprofit organization, More Than Sex-Ed cannot endorse specific political candidates or legislation. However.
The work we do is unapologetically, unequivocally centered in values.Read More
Muse's philosophy of "Inspiring and Preparing Young People to Live Consciously with Themselves, One Another, and the Planet." instantly resonated with us when Suzanne McClure, Director of Middle/High School contacted MoreThanSex-Ed last winter.Read More
We are thrilled to work with a variety of schools!
They may be charter, pilot, or independent schools, but one consistent feature is that each has administrators and teachers who profoundly recognize the value of well facilitated conversations with students about personal relationships and sexual health.
Meet De Toledo High School in West Hills!Read More
It is estimated that 10-12% of humanity is part of this minority that is hated by 2/3 of the world’s people. Labeled “broken”, “sinister”, “untrustworthy”, this segment of the world’s population has been widely punished and subjected to conversion tactics.Read More
Right now there’s a bunch of misinformation traveling through Californian parenting circles about what our state actually requires regarding sex-ed in schools.
We get it. What other topic causes this kind of gnarly gut twisting parental discomfort?
But at More Than Sex-Ed we take our mission to support parents and guardians in their role as primary sexuality educators for their children very seriously. We recognize the widely varying perspectives parents have regarding sexuality and values.Read More
Co-parents don’t always agree on what is age appropriate for their child. This can be particularly delicate when the topic of age-appropriate sex education comes up. In my experience as a sex educator, the “how young is too young?” type of question is often the first question parents have about their children's sexual education.Read More
Mister Rogers was such a powerful force for good in the world. I watched the recent documentary about him, and was so struck by his profound ability to listen.
His resonant message is that when our culture becomes increasingly shallow and complicated, we need to find the deep and simple.
Which made me reflect on our mission at More Than Sex-Ed.Read More
A central part of More Than Sex-Ed’s mission is to support parents in providing their children with the healthiest possible messages about sexuality—and we know that even the most caring and open-minded parents can struggle with this. The good news is, no single “talk” will make or break your teen’s self-confidence or decision-making skills; the best thing you can do is cultivate open, honest, ongoing dialogue about everything. Sex talk, when your child is ready, will grow out of that. Here are some tips we hope may be useful:Read More
One boy in the circle had a deeply thoughtful expression on his face.
Eyebrows knit together, he raised his hand.
“So . . . if you ask somebody if they want to have sex, and they say no . . . can you still say, like, ‘ok, do you want to cuddle?’ Like, is that okay?”Read More
Let’s consider just how much of our life experience involves sexuality. What else consumes our thoughts the way that longing for intimacy and sexual fulfillment does? How preoccupied as adolescents are we with our sexual identity and worries about whether we are normal? How much of middle and high school is spent navigating the turbulence of attraction and relationships? And that’s only the segue into what we hope is lifelong healthy sexuality!Read More