#tbt to this #Sexin60Seconds episode from December, 2018.
This was my #88dates Year 1. Obviously some are specific to Southern California (Disneyland, La Jolla) so not all of them may work for you. But there are blank spaces to add your own dates that make sense for your local hot spots.
How to: Print this page, along with other journal printables (and more to come since this is a hot request), keep them in a three ring binder, and use colorful fine-tipped markers to color in boxes as you go.
It's National Adult Sex Ed Month!
Wanna celebrate with me? Click to enlarge this printable calendar with a different suggestion each day on how to stay educated yourself, and how to help put adult sex education out into the world for others.
I plan to do each other these! Will you join me? I'll post my progress in the comments and hope you will too!
#tbt to 2012 and this reality show style YouTube show I was in called a Day in the Life of a Sexologist. We produced 20 episodes that I TOTALLY forgot existed until someone recently reminded me about it. It's like a different life. Thought it'd be fun for a Throwback Thursday. This was the pilot episode :)
First came A, now here is a vocabulary list of sexuality related terms that start with the letter B. So what can you do with it?
Use it as a self-quiz to see how many you know.
Use it as a topic generator for your next school paper, Wikipedia rabbit hole dive, or visit to the library.
Use it to suggest a topic to me for an upcoming video, podcast, or other deep dive.
Use it as inspiration for your next party theme, Halloween costume, or print out the words and decorate your apartment with them. OK just kidding about the last one…
Are there any "B" terms I forgot? Let me know in the comments!
Back up method
Basal body thermometer
Beate Uhse AG
British Journal of Sexual Medicine
#tbt to this #Sexin60Seconds episode from July, 2018.
I recently got a pap, which is a routine cervical cancer screening test.
When I walked into the exam room, I saw all the tools spread out and took a photo because I’m always a sexologist and always seeing opportunities for sex education, even when standing bottom-half-naked at the doctor’s office! This a list of the tools seen on the cart here, used to perform a pap test (in this pic, from right to left):
This is the “duck lips” instrument that keeps the vaginal walls open so the medical provider can have better access to the cervix, which sits at the end of the vagina.
This is one of the tools used to collect cervical cells for examination. The flat end, like a kitchen spatula, is used to scrape, in this case, cells off the outer cervix.
Basically like an extra large Q-Tip, these are used to blot away excess blood or mucus from the cervix and vagina so the blood/mucus cells don’t contaminate the sample.
Another cell collection tool, this is a long stick with a round bristle brush at the end rotated in the opening of the cervix.
Liquid-Based Crytology Container
The cells collected from the cervical spatula and cytobrush are deposited into a small bottle of preservative liquids until it gets to the lab to be examined under a microscope. The cells used to be smeared across a glass slide, hence the term “pap smear”, but the liquid container method is more modern and offers more accurate results.
See that big pile of lube at the bottom left? That helps the speculum be inserted into the vagina with ease.
Examination Table with Stirrups
Laying down with feet in holders (not pictured) off the bottom of the table, this keeps the legs open, vagina relaxed, and the genitals at eye-level for the seated medical provider as they do the screening.
I invite you to comment and engage in this ever-growing digital sex ed library and community! I know it doesn't quite have the instant gratification of posting a comment on Facebook or Instagram, but it also doesn't have the corporate anti-sex censorship, so comment away! Just be kind.
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