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ERIC Number: EJ828927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
Advice for Sex Advisors: A Guide for "Agony Aunts", Relationship Therapists and Sex Educators Who Want to Work with the Media
Boynton, Petra M.
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v7 n3 p309-326 Aug 2007
Education programmes for sex and relationships are greatly needed globally. One way such information can be delivered is via the media. Sex and relationship advice has long been a popular media component, but the quality, accuracy and effectiveness of such advice--particularly from the sex "expert" or "agony aunt"--has not been adequately addressed. Given the rising cult of the "expert" and "self-improvement" features within the media alongside growing sexual health problems, this paper discusses problems associated with providing media sex education and makes suggestions for effective communication of sex and relationships messages for those who wish to be media sex educators or who already offer media sex and relationships advice and seek to improve their skills. (Contains 1 box and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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