Sex Education For Adults

Sex Education For Adults

Mon, Apr 16, 18 - HANX Official

HANX carried out the UK’s first sex education session for adults in partnership with Coco de Mer and Cosmopolitan’s Paisley Gilmour last week... And, oh my, was it a success! Everything from foreplay to communication to intercourse and condom use, Paisley covered the ABC of playing safe in the bedroom.

Not only do we have a huge gap in our sex education and a complete absence in sex ed after school, but often our “education” is from friends or porn. This is definitely not always the most accurate or safe way to learn. What’s more, it can encourage violence and demeaning acts, which then some people regard as ‘normal.’ Hence, in order to stay up-to-date and connected to our sexual wellbeing, like any other part of our health, we need to keep learning. What better way, than to have an intimate, seminar-like session in the centre of Covent Garden?

With education being central to HANX, we want to keep you aligned to what we are doing. So here are some top reasons why we are updating sex ed to include adults, and protecting ourselves with condoms:

  • The male condom is underestimated! The only safe, non-hormonal form of contraception that protects against STIs, its use is more important than ever. 
  • Condoms should, without a doubt, be part of the sex movement. We are becoming more liberal, open-minded and accepting with our attitudes surrounding sex, which is brilliant. Sex is different for every one, every time, and this is why we use the hashtag for HANX #ThatsHowILikeIt. But with this, comes responsibility, and this responsibility starts with education. To protect our wellbeing and sexual future, condoms need to be an integral part of the movement. In order to educate people around the importance and need for condom use, we need to do so in an accessible and non-judgemental manner.
  • With our “Sex Ed For Adults” class, the small groups have a ‘no question is too stupid’ policy, and we can all learn from each other. There is no right or wrong way to enjoy sex.
  • So many of us have not had sex ed since school, and let’s be honest, this was far from educating; more scaremongering than cultivating. If we were not to have condoms as part of the sex movement, we would be shooting ourselves in the foot.
  • Why be so accepting and empowering in the sexual health movement, when a lack of responsibility can mean the spread of infection and thus a knock-on effect of negative emotional, physical and psychological effects.
  • Condoms are a simple addition to sex, and with HANX they allow us to feel confident and empowered with their use, whilst remaining safe. This positive connotation is then reflected in the bedroom. What’s more, so many of us are abandoning hormones, so to have the choice of an alternative contraception that has the added benefit of protecting against infections, is liberating.
  • With Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on the rise, Internet dating meaning we have multiple partners, and the number of lifetime sexual partners higher than ever before, it’s essential that women protect themselves from the virus that can lead to cervical cancer. The most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) out there, the education around HPV is still somewhat lacking.
  • Although a product worn (mostly) by a man, the male condom often ends up inside a woman, and therefore, like anything with sex, both parties need to be on board with what’s happening. This includes protecting each other and yourself with a condom. More and more STIs are becoming difficult to treat, due to antibiotic resistance, so we don’t need to be told twice about condom use.
  • Women should absolutely be the ones carrying condoms too. We have control over everything else in our lives, as well as exactly what goes on and in our bodies. Why should our sexual health be any different to other aspects of our overall wellbeing? HANX ensures women feel comfortable carrying condoms, not stigmatised or embarrassed.

 Keep your eyes and ears to the ground for our next round of sex ed sessions.

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