To begin I want everyone reading this to think about your own perception of what you see as the ideal human body. Then I’d like you to think about what your perception is about your own body. Where did we get these views and beliefs about beauty? Where did our beliefs about how we measure up to that ideal of beauty come from?
School starts up this week and I decided to take the time to talk about the status of sexual education (sex ed.) in U.S. public schools. Sex education in this country, is satisfactory at best in all 50 states and destructive in the red states. Sex education comes in two forms today, which are abstinence only sex education and compressive sex education. Research has, time and time again, concluded that a sex positive comprehensive sex education approach is the most effective in increasing condom use, lowering teen pregnancy, and develops healthier attitudes about sex, as well as enhances body image.