Dad reluctantly agreed, but the whole scenario left me feeling pretty ashamed.
" On the wall by the entrance of the classroom was a bulletin board covered in colorful construction paper with markered in words like "fallacio," "hymen," and "coitus interruptus." Jenkins says that having the vocabulary is a crucial part of helping young people feel empowered to talk honestly and openly about a subject she believes is too often considered taboo. For Jenkins, what she's teaching to her primarily 9th grade students is laying the foundation for navigating decisions about their sex lives not just today, but into adulthood.
Because sex, after all, is nothing to giggle about.
Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of "This is Life with Lisa Ling," which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We're talking intimacy and respect and relationships." Jenkins has been a health educator in the Los Angeles public school system for 16 years.
Let's put it this way, it took me a long time to be able to have the lights on during intimate moments.
But I don't think I'm alone in still finding it hard to talk openly about sex.