ERIC Number: EJ1034355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
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Sensual Sexuality Education with Young Parenting Women
Gubrium, Aline C.; Shafer, Miriam B.
Health Education Research, v29 n4 p649-661 Aug 2014
Comprehensive sexuality education curricula that incorporate sex positive and integrated approaches go beyond a presentation of facts and strategies for prevention to emphasize the promotion of sexual subjectivity and wellbeing. A pilot sensual sexuality education program was planned, implemented and informally evaluated with young parenting women at an alternative General Educational Development test preparation center. The program prioritized a sex positive framework, including topics such as pleasure, desire and sexual entitlement, and invited participants to explore sexuality through a multisensory orientation. Participants took part in small group discussions and activities that engaged their senses through arts-based methods. Grounded in holism, program topics were integrated with a focus on participants' everyday experiences. The pilot curriculum serves as a promising program for re-positioning young parenting women as sexual subjects, which is key to the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Pilot Projects, Mothers, Young Adults, Well Being, Group Discussion, Art Activities, Health Promotion, High School Equivalency Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education
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