Guest reporter Bonnie Pfister talks to participants and presenters at the annual Sex::Tech Conference hosted by ISIS (Internet Sexuality Information Services) in San Francisco, CA.
LAURA: I’M LAURA SESSIONS STEPP AND THIS IS SEX.REALLY. RECENTY, HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS IN SEXUAL HEALTH GATHERED TO EXPLORE HOW NEW TECHNOLOGY CAN BE USED TO TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT SEX, PREGNANCY AND DISEASE. THE CONFERENCE—CALLED SEX TECH 2010— WAS HELD IN...WHERE ELSE?… SAN FRANCISCO. SEX REALLY REPORTER BONNIE PFISTER WAS THERE, AND FILED THIS REPORT.
BONNIE: When it comes to sex ed in America, there are basically two approaches.
The top-down version warns young people that having sex results in pregnancy. And disease. And disaster.
Among the young people themselves, wishful theories at the other end of the spectrum are exchanged. You can’t get pregnant if you have sex standing up. Or in a hot tub. Or with your eyes closed. And only ugly people get sexually transmitted infections.
Young people are bombarded with contradictory messages about sex and its consequen...
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