Deconstructing Sex Education: The Whole Truth & Nothing but The Truth



Sex education in the 21 century is evolving. However, the sexualization of black and brown bodies continues to exist in modern day sex education, clinical assessment and intervention. Acknowledging these false beliefs is no longer enough. Moving from passive to active advocacy is necessary to change the narrative these beliefs impose on the BIPOC population.

This session will address the role culture, religion, and social media plays in the clinician’s view of sex and sexuality. Participants will describe how the colonization of sexual behaviors influences the clinical assessment, education, and the treatment of clients. Additionally, participants will discuss how these negative beliefs and conditioned behaviors present in the counseling session and identify ways to actively deconstruct the false narratives of pleasure and consent to move from passive to active advocacy for their BIPOC clients.

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