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Adults have many reasons for seeking more education and information about sex and sex related issues.
Some may not have received any or an adequate sex education in school or at home in their youth and have questions about sex. Few know where to go for straightforward answers to such questions. Some are embarrassed to ask about sex because they feel that somehow they should know all about sex.
There are websites, videos, books, and workshops for adults seeking more information on sex-related topics. In addition, colleges, therapists and others have counseling and classes offering sex education and workshops.
The sourced articles below will provide more information for adults interested in enhancing, or just getting, their sex education.
- 23 Secrets Sex Toy Shop Workers Want You To Know
“17. A lot of shops have classes you can take advantage of. They cover pleasure-based sex education and give you tools to help discover what you do and don’t like — since we’re guessing that was never covered in your sex ed.”
Anna Borges, buzzfeed.com, 5/26/2017
- Adult Website Pornhub Launches Sex Education Service
“Pornhub claims a number of doctors, therapists and other experts will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions. Sex therapist and radio host and director of the sex education website, Dr. Laurie Betito, described the potential to connect with Pornhub’s estimated 70 million daily visitors as a ‘dream’. ‘Heading the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center is an opportunity to reach a global audience and provide a source for healthy sexual education and dialogue. I’m very excited for the amazing work I have partnered to accomplish,’ she said.”
David Reid, cnbc.com, 2/2/2017
- This Woman Is Traveling The World To Teach People How To Have Better Sex
“Sex Geekdom’s educational programming focuses specifically on adult sex education. [Kate] McCombs believes that learning should be a lifelong pursuit, especially in regards to sexuality, and often encounters adults who still don’t know much about their own bodies. ‘Sexuality changes throughout our lifetime,’ she said, ‘and even if you got fantastic comprehensive sex ed as a young person, it’s really unlikely that that’s going to prepare you for every stage of your adult life.'”
Talia Lakritz, thisisinsider.com, 7/20/2016
- Adult Sex Ed Month: Do We Really Need Any More Sex Education?
“Another proof that adult sex ed really is required are the questions I’m regularly asked as a sex writer and sex educator. Is female ejaculate actually pee (urine)? How can I make my partner into a Dominant? Am I cheating on my partner if I use sex toys? Won’t jiggle balls get lost if I put them in my vagina? Can I fuck my arse with high heels? How do I stop being kinky?”
Cara Sutra, carasutra.com, 5/31/2016
- ‘Put Me In, Coach, I’m Ready To Play’: Sexuality Education For Adults At Good Vibrations
Abstract: “Although sex education is often provided to young people, there is a lack of spaces where adults can go to learn more about sex from experts in a free and welcoming environment. One place that provides an opportunity for adult sex education is adult sexual retail stores. While these stores aim to be commercially successful, they also fulfil a role of educating adults about sex and sexuality. This study explains how Good Vibrations (GV), a sex-positive adult sexual retail store company in the USA, disseminates sexuality education for adults. Using qualitative methods including observations, interviews and textual analysis, I show how GV serves as a coach to its patrons. The coaching framework described here promotes shared responsibility through inclusive and accessible education, highlighting communication and focusing on pleasure and positivity. This paper provides one of the first evidence-based accounts of how an adult sexual retailer educates its customers and provides a model for sexuality educators for all ages.”
Jessica A. Nodulman, Journal Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, Taylor & Francis Ltd, tandfonline.com, 3/30/2016
- Why Even Adult Women Can Benefit From Sex Education
“But where do you go to get your sex and body questions answered as an adult? Sure, there’s plenty of information out there, but how do you really know what to believe — and what to ignore? Jessica Biel wants to help. The actress — and new mom of baby Silas Randall Timberlake — is launching a new series of ‘unfiltered’ online sexual education videos geared to help women both young and old understand their bodies.”
Meagan Morris, sheknows.com, 9/15/2015
- Sex Education For Adults
“When teaching adult sex education, it is important to remember that many adults feel embarrassed to talk about sex and have many questions. Therefore, creating a safe space is vital. What works with adults is engagement in abstract thinking and conversations that go beyond sound bites. You also can focus on pleasure in addition to or as part of sexual health.”
Bryan Harris, sexedconference.com, 4/10/2015