My latest episode of Spectrum, part of our series on Sex and Love:
Take a listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnlaCOdLD2Q
‘Sex Ed and The Screen’ – partly a generous pun on ‘Sex and the City’ (which is mentioned here), but mostly, these are the two things I had in mind when thinking about this episode.
That’s because I think these are the two things that – for better or worse – have a profound influence on how we come to learn about love, sex, and relationships. With that in mind, this episode is split into two parts:
1. ‘We were explicitly told that we were not allowed to touch the condoms.’
The National Union of Students recently found that just 32% of young people rated the sex education they received in school as ‘good’. I asked a group of fellow students about their experiences and what they thought could be done differently.
2. ‘There was nothing macho about him…’
How have the representations of…
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