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I’ve decided to try to become a AASECT certified sex educator, of which there are actually 0 in the state of Arkansas.
Wish me luck!
P.S. Any advice? Put it in my Ask Me Anything box.
I was actually wondering how many certified sex educators there were in my home state of Arkansas. Another reason for me to become one.
I want to hear all about your efforts to become AASECT certified…! I don’t really know how hard it is but I’ve thought about pushing for it after graduation.
I think I want to be a sex educator when I grow up
(Being a slut you have to do more research and idk I think I could because I’ve been a dumbass and I don’t want others to be dumbasses, too)
I just have no clue where to even start, though
It’s good I’m not a professional sex educator, I’m pretty sure I’d get fired for how much “how to hide things from your parents” tips I give.
I think it very much depends on how you’re defining “professional” and where the income is coming from, since “professional” is a pretty broad category. HiOhMegan would know the specifics of certification stuff and what you are/aren’t allowed to say.
Personally I will always vote for “lie to your parents” if it means safer and more responsible sex. Parents don’t always know best, especially when it comes to sex. (Considering unplanned pregnancy rates… they might not even know the basics of birth control.)
I really love the tumblr whattheyareasking. It’s a team of sex educators posting anonymous questions that they get asked about sex. I know Megan, Charlie and Reid are all fabulous educators. You should check them out!
I thought some of the questions being were really fascinating, so when I’ve got nothing else in my ask box I’ll probably pick up a few of those.
I think all the sex ed tumblrs should come together and organize a convention. There could be a meet and greet, speakers, a Q&A, workshops - we could get sponsors like bedsider, babeland etc. We could make tickets affordable and accessible. We could talk about any all things related to sex, sexuality and gender! It would be AWESOME.
No but seriously … this is a great idea.
What do you think about this?
Polite suggestion: We’re already on the internet, and there are plenty of ways to host collective discussions, forums, listservs, group voice chats, etc. etc. without requiring people to handle the hurdles of gathering in physical meet-space…? Travel is expensive.
I personally would love just a list of sex ed focused tumblrs and/or non-tumblr blogs and vlogs to better find out what other people are focusing on.