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Sexual Health Lesson Ideas

  • Sort pictures of places asking "where is it okay to be naked?"
  • Sort body parts asking "where is it okay for people to touch me?" or "where is it okay for me to touch other people?"
  • Make small hand cut outs and put them on pictures of a body to show where it is okay to touch and be touched.
  • Help students write their own set of touching rules.
  • Teach where it is okay to masturbate.
Questions to spark discussion:
      • Where can I touch people?
      • Where can people touch me?
      • Where do I never touch people?
      • Where should people never touch me?
      • What should I do if someone touches my private areas?
      • What should I do if someone hurts me or tries to hurt me?
      • Who can I kiss?
      • Is it okay for people to kiss me?
      • Is it okay for a stranger to talk to me?
      • Is it okay to go someplace with a stranger?

  • Show basic pictures of a boy and a girl. Talk about ways they are the same and different.
  • Even if students are non-verbal teach them to point to a named body part on a picture.
  • Have students draw bathing suits on pictures of people to show what parts need to be covered.
  • Talk about where the student's private places are - where can they go to be alone?
  • Sort pictures into private and public places.
  • Talk about etiquette rules for public bathrooms.
  • Give students the power to say no to physical touch.
  • Pay attention to the modelling they see.
  • Adopt a set of consistent rules about what is okay.
  • Use decision clouds to talk about issues related to erections at various points throughout the day or getting your period.
  • Sort public and private behaviours.
  • Teach girls how to properly dispose of pads in the metal boxes in public washrooms.
  • Show pads with various amounts of saturation - help girls identify the pads that need to be changed right away.
  • Talk about safe and unsafe places to meet new people.
  • Role play situations where someone tries to get you to change your boundaries.
  • Divide relationship qualities into green light (good), yellow light (concerning) and red light(unsafe).
  • Teach students what their signals are that they are feeling unsafe.
  • Encourage assertiveness and appropriate non compliance.

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