We’re here, we’re queer, and FFS we really want inclusive sex ed.
When it comes to your sexuality and gender, there’s literally nothing wrong with you.
Some people have the privilege of being surrounded by messages that the way we are is A-OK, if not The Norm. But if you're LGBT, not seeing yourself represented in popular culture — especially when combined with a family or community or a culture that doesn't fully accept you — can be a crazy-making experience where you start to wonder if it's you that's weird or strange or wrong. If sex ed did the absolute minimum of referencing the notion that there's a way to be other than cis and straight, it might make some parts of growing up queer a bit easier.
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There is no “right” way to have sex.
There are so many ways (so! many!) to have sex. Popular culture and many sex ed curricula would have you believing that sex between guys is only ever about butt stuff. And that sex between women is hours of oral sex alternating with scissoring. SCISSORING.
Billion-dollar idea: What if sex ed explained that your sexuality doesn't determine the way you like to get busy?
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You can decide what it means to “lose your virginity.”
VIRGINITY IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT AND IT SUCKS but if you're someone who — for whatever reason — wants to define your First Time Having Sex, you might not know what that looks like or means if p-in-v sex just isn't on your to-do list. You should decide for yourself and talk to your partner.
Having thoughts and feelings about the first time you do it isn't just for boy-girl couples.
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Mainstream porn might make you feel fetishized.
Sometimes mainstream porn sex scenes between people of the same sex seem sort of false — like even more false than porn might seem already. It's almost as if the only reason they're having sex is because it's so hot and so exotic — for people who aren't queer.
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