• Thato Mathebula


It’s safe to assume that most people who were privileged enough to get a primary and high school education received some level of sex ed,exploring topics such as anatomy,physiology and sexual health. Whether this education was comprehensive and effective enough is all dependent on various factors such as socioeconomic,geographical locations and centering this information around the community being dealt with.

Regardless of how positively this information may have been received,there is a fair argument that this education is not continued by individuals once they’ve left the classroom and started their journey of self-discovery in the so called “ REAL WORLD”. The dynamics of sexual education for adults goes way beyond memorizing STI’S for an exam.

Without doing any research to understand how sex has been perceived in different periods of society one would make various assumptions such as millennial's being the most promiscuous generation and nudity being normalized in the twenty first century meaning that people are sexually educated and liberated just to name a few.

The truth is that most adults do not re-educate themselves about sex,sexuality and how they are evolving as society advances. This neglected re-education may include factors highlighted by Erica Smith in the five circles of sexuality model. Factors in this model include learning how your body functions,establishing sexual values, developing the confidence to seek pleasure,understanding that it is never too late to explore your sexuality and advocating yourself in understanding what is right for you.

Sexual re-education more especially for people in society who did not receive comprehensive information from a young age is key to living a satisfying, productive,conscious, and safe life. Tune into this week’s podcast episode as we explore sex and sexual wellness in current society.

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