New Hampshire schools do not have a formal sex education curriculum, and the classroom is not the only way kids learn about sex, gender, and sexuality these days. So how are they learning about sex, and what are they learning, good and bad, from their peers, their parents, and the internet? Listeners, how do you talk to your kids about sex? And what did you wish you had when you were younger?
Air date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
- Sara Ernst - Producer on Second Greatest Show on Earth, who worked on the series about sex education in New Hampshire.
- Eli Kuti - Outreach Coordinator for Equality Health Center in Concord, where he gives wellness talks that educate and empower students to make healthy choices regarding their sexual and everyday lives. He is a transgender male activist who has dedicated 25 years towards reproductive health care and LGBTQI issues.
- Dr. Andrew Smiler - Licensed therapist with expertise in adolescent boys, men, and masculinity, and author of Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Boy.
- Shirley Tomlinson - Facilitator of the Boss Girls group at the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, a group for teenage girls that meets once a week to talk about issues like relationships, friendships, hookup culture, school - anything that’s on their mind.