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Six Minute Sex Ed helps people talk openly about sex and relationships, created by Kim Cavill, Sex Education Teacher. Level one episodes cover the basics, Level Two episodes are more complex. Six Minute Sex Ed is inclusive, informative, and sex positive.

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Six Minute Sex Ed helps people talk openly about sex and relationships, created by Kim Cavill, Sex Education Teacher. Level one episodes cover the basics, Level Two episodes are more complex. Six Minute Sex Ed is inclusive, informative, and sex positive.

    EP 49 - How to teach health education with Scott Todnem - Level Two

    EP 49 - How to teach health education with Scott Todnem - Level Two

    Welcome back to Six Minute Sex Ed, the podcast that helps people talk about sex, relationships, and growing up. Created and hosted by Sex Education Teacher Kim Cavill. Find her at www.teaandintimacy.com - https://twitter.com/sexposparenting - https://www.instagram.com/sixminutesexed/

    This week’s episode is level two, which makes it more complex than my level one episodes and perfect for tweens, teens, and adults. This is the third part in a three part series about how to teach LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education and we talk to Scott Todnam, an award-winning health teacher.

    Scott Todnem has been teaching Health Education since 2001 at Scullen Middle School in Naperville, Illinois. He was awarded the 2019 National Health Teacher of the Year. He is the author of “Growing Up Great”-- a puberty book for boys. He is releasing a second title for younger readers in summer of 2020. Scott travels the nation to speak about health education and related work. He has a passion for mental health awareness, social diversity, strength and conditioning, and Dad jokes.

    You can find find more at LifeIsTheFuture.com, with links to his YouTube channel and class podcast.
    You can purchase his book about puberty on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2S9YHQ8

    Scott talks about how modern health classes differ from health classes of old, how to integrate sex education into overall wellness curriculum, and how to make sure your program is welcoming to all students, including those who are LGBTQ+.

    Resources Scott mentions:
    GLSEN: https://www.glsen.org/
    Canva posters: https://www.canva.com/templates/search/gay-rights-posters/
    Erin’s Law: http://www.erinslaw.org/

    Thanks for listening! Make sure to rate and review the podcast and send your questions/comments to sixminutesexed@gmail.com

    • 20 min
    EP 48 - Sexually Transmitted Infections - Level Two

    EP 48 - Sexually Transmitted Infections - Level Two

    Welcome back to Six Minute Sex Ed, the podcast that helps people talk about sex, relationships, and growing up. Created and hosted by Sex Education Teacher Kim Cavill. Find her at www.teaandintimacy.com - https://twitter.com/sexposparenting - https://www.instagram.com/sixminutesexed/

    This week’s episode is level two, which makes it more complex than my level one episodes and perfect for tweens, teens, and adults. We’re going to talk about sexually transmitted infections, or STIs.

    STIs and STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases technically mean different things: generally infections can develop into diseases, so STI means early stages of infection while STD means later stages where symptoms present. In day to day language, though, the terms are interchangeable.

    STI stats: https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats18/default.htm

    STIs basics:
    STIs come in three types: bacterial, viral, and parasitical. Bacterial STIs, such as syphillis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Some bacterial STI’s are growing resistant to antibiotics, so it can take a few rounds of different medications to make them go away. Bacterial STIs are curable, but antibiotics don’t prevent future infections. Viral STIs, such as HIV, herpes types 1 and 2, and HPV are caused by viruses. They can’t be cured, but they can be managed, if treated early enough. Some can also be prevented by vaccines. Stay tuned for an upcoming episode about the cancer preventing HPV vaccine, which is available in the US to people ages 9 - 45 and highly recommended for young people between the ages of 11 - 13. Parasitical STIs are caused by parasites, such as trichomoniasis, or trich, and curable with medication.

    Planned Parenthood chat: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/online-tools/chat

    STI’s are preventable. You can prevent STIs with vaccines, such as the HPV vaccine, medications like PrEP, or pre exposure prophylaxis, which prevents HIV infections. You can also prevent STIs by using barrier methods of protection during oral, a**l, and vaginal sex, hand sex or fingering, and genital skin to skin contact. Barrier methods include internal condoms that can be inserted into the vagina or anus, external condoms that go on a penis or penetrating object, gloves and cots for hand and finger sex, and dental dams for oral sex on anuses or vulvas. None of these methods reduce the risk of STI infection completely, but used properly and consistently, they’re extremely effective.

    Further resources:
    How to ask partners about STIs without being weird: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/std-sti-sexual-health-experts-advice_l_5cdb1926e4b07ef1396a07da
    How to talk about STIs without shame and stigma: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-talk-to-teens-about-stis_l_5dd44d9be4b0e29d727af19f
    Amaze.org STD facts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sbgg8icODY
    Amaze.org STI prevention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41cFmDTABJY
    General STI overview: https://helloclue.com/articles/sex/birth-control-and-sti-risk

    Conversation starters:
    Where can people get STI tests where you live?
    How do you want medical providers to talk to you about STIs?

    Thanks for listening! Make sure to rate and review the podcast and send your questions/comments to sixminutesexed@gmail.com

    • 7 min
    EP 47 - How to prevent child sexual abuse featuring Meghan Backofen - Level Two

    EP 47 - How to prevent child sexual abuse featuring Meghan Backofen - Level Two

    Welcome back to Six Minute Sex Ed, the podcast that helps people talk about sex, relationships, and growing up. Created and hosted by Sex Education Teacher Kim Cavill. Find her at www.teaandintimacy.com - https://twitter.com/sexposparenting - https://www.instagram.com/sixminutesexed/

    CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains discussion of child sexual abuse.

    This episode of Sex Minute Sex Ed is for parents and caring adults because we’re going to talk about how to prevent child sexual abuse. We sit down with Meghan Backofen, LCSW, who treats survivors of sexual abuse and their non offending caregivers. She is also author of the book Who’s the Boss of this Body? which teaches safety skills to young children. Meghan talks with me about talking with young children about safety, respecting their autonomy, and how to prevent child sexual abuse.

    Buy her book here: https://amzn.to/2YJ2OWq
    Listen to her podcast about child abuse prevention here: https://soundcloud.com/user-323596394

    For the past fifteen years, Meghan Hurley Backofen, LCSW has specialized in providing mental health treatment to child sexual abuse survivors and their families. Meghan is the Core Sexual Abuse Treatment Provider for Garfield County Department of Human Services and works out of the River Bridge Regional Center. Meghan is passionate about using evidence based modalities and is a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy provider.  Her experience has allowed her to develop expertise in working with victimized children and their non-offending caregivers.  In addition to providing therapy, Her most requested class “The Top Ten Things Parents can Do To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse” inspired her children’s book Who’s the Boss of This Body?.  Meghan also teaches trauma courses  as an adjunct professor for the University of Denver MSW program in Western Colorado.
     
    Meghan is especially grateful to all of her former clients for being her greatest teachers, and to her cousin, Adam Arriola and FINAO Agency, for the engaging illustrations. 

    Thanks for listening! Make sure to rate and review the podcast and send your questions/comments to sixminutesexed@gmail.com

    • 25 min
    EP 46 - Creative Queer inclusive spaces for kids, Part 2, with Carolyn Wahlskog

    EP 46 - Creative Queer inclusive spaces for kids, Part 2, with Carolyn Wahlskog

    Welcome back to Six Minute Sex Ed, the podcast that helps people talk about sex, relationships, and growing up. Created and hosted by Sex Education Teacher Kim Cavill. Find her at www.teaandintimacy.com - https://twitter.com/sexposparenting - https://www.instagram.com/sixminutesexed/

    This episode is Part 2 of a three part series on creating queer inclusive spaces for kids! This week, I talk to Carolyn Wahlskog. Carolyn Wahlskog (she/her/hers) is a queer, white, cis woman and the Executive Director of Housing at 360 Youth Services in Naperville where she works to support young people experiencing homelessness. She previously ran the first suburban transitional housing program geared specifically for LGBTQ youth. She has spent her entire career focused on the needs of LGBTQ, particularly trans youth, and their families to access safe and affirming care at school, in health care, in housing and when accessing the legal system. She coordinates a monthly networking group called the Community Network: Professionals Supporting LGBTQ youth and is the co-coordinator of Transformative Justice Law Project's Name Change Mobilization. I asked Carolyn how school and teachers make LGBTQ+ young people and families feel welcome and create spaces where all young people can thrive.
    Website: https://360youthservices.org/
    Tjlp.org

    This episode is Level Two, perfect for tweens, teens, and adults.
    Resources:
    360 Youth Services: https://www.instagram.com/360youthservices/
    Sex Positive Families reading list: https://sexpositivefamilies.com/sex-positive-families-reading-list/
    GLSEN instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glsen/
    Teaching outside the binary IG: https://www.instagram.com/teachingoutsidethebinary/?hl=en
    Gender inclusive classrooms IG: https://www.instagram.com/genderinclusiveclassrooms/?hl=en
    Welcoming Schools website: http://www.welcomingschools.org/resources/challenging-questions/
    The Transgender Child book: https://amzn.to/2LC3JSW
    The Gender Unicorn: http://www.transstudent.org/gender
    Amaze gender and assigned sex at birth: https://bit.ly/38cxNye
    SFUSD Be Real Be Ready: https://sfusdhealtheducation.org/be-real-be-ready-2/

    Thanks for listening! Make sure to rate and review the podcast and send your questions/comments to sixminutesexed@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    EP 45 - Creating Queer inclusive spaces, an interview with C. Dolim - Level Two

    EP 45 - Creating Queer inclusive spaces, an interview with C. Dolim - Level Two

    Welcome back to Six Minute Sex Ed, the podcast that helps people talk about sex, relationships, and growing up. Created and hosted by Sex Education Teacher Kim Cavill. Find her at www.teaandintimacy.com - https://twitter.com/sexposparenting - https://www.instagram.com/sixminutesexed/

    This episode is the first in a three part series about how to create Queer inclusive spaces. In this episode, I talk to C. Dolim, who a non-binary, pansexual, persyn based in Long Beach CA.  They work as a Gender Creative Nanny, artist, entertainer, and queer club promoter. You can get more information and see their work at:

    www.instagram.com/cdolim.nanny 
    www.instagram.com/cdolim.art 
    www.instagram.com/queermondayslbc

    C. Dolim and I talk about growing up as a queer person with no knowledge of the queer community, what makes them feel welcome and unwelcome in spaces, and how they talk about gender with young kids. They also mention a fantastic resource about gender creative parenting, which you can find here: http://www.raisingzoomer.com/

    Thanks for listening! Make sure to rate and review the podcast and send your questions/comments to sixminutesexed@gmail.com

    • 18 min
    EP 44 - All about pubic hair - Level One

    EP 44 - All about pubic hair - Level One

    Welcome back to Six Minute Sex Ed, the podcast that helps people talk about sex, relationships, and growing up. Created and hosted by Sex Education Teacher Kim Cavill. Find her at www.teaandintimacy.com - https://twitter.com/sexposparenting - https://www.instagram.com/sixminutesexed/

    This episode is Level One, which makes it perfect for listeners of any age. This episode is all about pubic hair!

    This week’s episode answers five questions:

    What is pubic hair?
    When do people get it?
    What is it for?
    What does it look like?
    Is it safe to remove it?

    Link to Episode 12 - All about puberty: https://soundcloud.com/user-233677690/ep-12-all-about-puberty-level

    Thanks for listening! Make sure to rate and review the podcast and send your questions/comments to sixminutesexed@gmail.com

    • 6 min

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