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Pedro Simões, CC BY 2.0,

Valentine's Day seems like a great time to talk about love and sex, and to do so frankly. 

Julie Gillis and Mario Fregoso are ready.  Gillis is one of the creators of BedPost Confessions, a storytelling project about sex and sexuality.  She's started an Ashland version of the event. 

And Mario Fregoso works to support LGBTQ+ young people through the Lotus Rising Project

Sex Education Made Easy (For Parents)

Aug 22, 2016
Simon Johnson/Wikimedia

Amy Lang has no problem with sex education; she's not only a true believer, she teaches the subject matter. 

But she finds that most parents like to delegate the job. 

In fact, she says parents are doing "a terrible job" talking to kids about sex. 

So she's more than happy to work with parents, to get them to stop squirming and giggling before they talk to their kids about sexuality. 

"Getting Screwed" By Prostitution Laws

Oct 28, 2015
ForeEdge Books

Many people have complained about the "war on drugs" as a modern-day version of Prohibition, encouraging the very behaviors it is meant to discourage. 

Journalist and professor Alison Bass says something very similar is happening in the sex trade. 

In her book Getting Screwed, Bass follows the lives of sex workers and their interactions with the law. 

Among her findings: in areas where adult prostitution has been decriminalized, violence and sexually transmitted diseases occur at lower rates. 

Simon & Schuster

  Gone are the days of chastity belts and scarlet letters, but is sexuality in America really so liberated?

Sure, television and pop music might have you thinking that the young are having more transgressive sex, more openly than ever-- see Britney Spear's dancing with a python or Lady Gaga's latest garb, if you need further evidence.

Spurred by feelings of inadequacy for not being sexually adventurous enough in her 20s, our guest, Rachel Hills, wrote a book exploring whether or not young people were really getting down--as much as a culture soaked in hyper-sexualized content would have us believe.

Consent-Based Sex Education

Feb 11, 2015

The plethora of news stories on campus sexual assaults should tell us something is missing from the sex education process. 

Kansas psychologist Dr. Wes Crenshaw says it's time to focus on consent-based sex education. 

He's bringing out a new book on the topic, and the challenges for both teens and parents in the age of the Internet. 

Sex Education: Yes, There's An App For That

Oct 24, 2013
University of Oregon

In the age of "there's an app for that," this was bound to happen: a sex education app for smartphones.

And it's a production of the health center at the University of Oregon.