We are a group from a diversity of backgrounds with an interest in the attitudes surrounding Sex and Relationships Education. We feel that a key reason why much SRE for young people is unsatisfactory is that as a society we have problems discussing, and having, sex and relationships in empowering ways. We therefore believe that in order to change attitudes, to question and become more comfortable with our own relationships and sexuality, and in short to build a society which is less squeamish about sex, we need to start with ourselves.
These ideas have grown into planning a platform for educators – in the broadest sense – to meet. We are all potential learners and teachers of SRE throughout our lives. Whether you are a sex-educator, campaigner, parent, carer, teacher, health worker, or are simply interested in the subject, you are welcome to join us.
An informal opening session will lead to three sets of two parallel workshops. Topics will include ‘Communication and consent’; ‘Where do our sexual values come from/ is our sexuality our own?’; ‘body image and sexuality’; ‘The language of sex’; ‘Speed Debating’; ‘non-heteronormative sex’; and ‘A manifesto for my sexual values’.