The New York Times posted a really interesting article on 11/16 about the way sexuality is taught in schools (Teaching Good Sex, by Laurie Abraham). Primarily, the article dealt with the way the subject is handled by a private school in Philadelphia. This particular program doesn’t shy away from the tough questions that can accompany such a subject. Instead of just talking about safety, they discuss pleasure, personal rights, communication, and even explore the insecurities that plague so many of us, even into adulthood. I was really impressed with the piece and recommend it highly. I think we’re a long way from being able to do something like this in public schools, but it would be great if we could at least begin having the discussion.