Latest Press Releases
Good-quality sex and relationship education is also needed because we’re in a world where changes in technology, medicine, legislation and attitudes are ever accelerating, and it’s vital that we stay on top of these changes and what they mean for sex and relationships, both as educators and as well-rounded people. This is where Sexpression’s conferences come in. These are weekends run by Sexpression branches where other branches are invited to come together, attend talks and workshops, share ideas and get better informed about the work we are doing from other professionals, campaigners, sex workers and so on.
The most recent Scottish Conference was held in St Andrew’s on January 31st and February 1st. The whole weekend was packed with talks and workshops (as well as a competition to win sex toys, which I’m gutted I didn’t win) and it was great to meet and talk with so many like-minded people. Below are some highlights from the talks and workshops I attended.
In today’s ever growing social-media-obsessed society, maintaining a private life is increasingly becoming a challenge for us all. We consent to sharing a vast amount of information with strangers through the new technological mediums that are rapidly being developed.
Male sexual orientation is a widely debated topic throughout all cultures and nationalities around the world. Many people have strong opinions regarding their own views on it. Here in the UK, homosexuality is accepted by most people and is often a celebrated part of society. Most people have friends that are gay or know of people that are gay. However, despite this acceptance I feel like there is a long way to go in terms of gay rights.
Whilst giving a sex education session at a local secondary school, I was struck by a sense of nostalgia at the resemblance of the school to my own. However there was one fundamental difference, and it wasn’t the fact that this was a co-ed school. At the end of the morning, one of the head members of faculty explained to the students why our session was as important as the lessons they’d missed that morning, “because we do not want you leaving school ignorant on anything. Because we are all members of the human race and we all need to know how to look after our sexual health.”
Review: ‘SEX AND LOVERS: A Practical Guide’ by Ann-Marlene Henning and Tina Bremer-Olszewski.
“Let’s talk about sex”, no really, let’s.
On Monday, a new set of regulations came into being in the UK, relating to porn. From Monday, video on demand porn sites in the UK will not be allowed to show porn produced in the UK that would not get an R18 rating from the BBFC.