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Pleasure and Protection: Why Sex Ed Programs Should Teach About Both

17/02/2022 09:45 PM | Click to read full article

Sexual education often focuses on all the things that can go wrong in sex, like unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). However, researchers say that sex ed may be more effective when sexual pleasure is also a part of these conversations.

According to the authors of a new study in the journal PLOS One, when educators acknowledge that enjoyment is often a primary objective of sex, it helps improve people’s knowledge and attitudes about sex.