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Queering Sex Ed

Queering Sexual Education

Queering Sex Ed

What would Queering Sexual Education look like?

Queering Sex Ed (QSE) is a new project at Planned Parenthood Toronto, developing a sex ed resource with and for LGBTQ youth. The information and resources below have been created by the Queering Sex Ed Youth Advisory Committee.

Why Queering Sex Ed?

We recognize the need for an alternative sex education resource. It’s not okay that gaps are being left and our sexual experiences are being ignored: there’s so much opportunity in the queer world and that includes queer sex.  Penis and vagina is one kind of sex, but it’s not the only kind of sex!  This information should not only be available, but celebrated. We want to re-frame the sex that we have and the sex that we want to have as something positive.  We want to see the kind of sex we have and want to have reflected in curriculum.  It’s needed.  Statistics and our experience say that it’s needed.  We want to empower youth.  To have better access to information than a standard that was set 20 years ago.  To be inclusive of people who are often excluded from the mainstream.  To celebrate choice.  Youth are being alienated without knowing that they’re being alienated.  We want to debunk myths, and to provide education and resources that might not otherwise be available, so that youth can make informed decisions around sex. There is so much missing, and we’re building capacity ourselves.  Our community needs this.  We need this.

What does queering sex ed look like?

Resources created through Queering Sex Ed include:

  • Title image for article on faking pleasure during sexual activity

    Fake Moans: Rude or Polite?

    Whether “real” or “fake,” lots of people moan during sex! We break down why people do it, and what some of the hang-ups are around “fake moans”!

  • Image relevant to engaging in sexual activity using online tools

    Virtual Sex Part 1: What is Virtual Sex?

    This series explores a small portion of the great wide world of Virtual Sex! Our first instalment covers questions like: What is it? Why do people do it? How do people do it? Is it even “doing it”? And more?

  • FAQ: Can Precum Get You Pregnant?

    We get a lot of questions about precum. A LOT. This post addresses some of the stuff that comes up in our faqs about precum, including pregnancy, STIs, and what the heck it’s even for!