sex education and coaching
Emma Stewart offers instruction on all aspects of human sexuality - covering various topics such as sexual anatomy, sexual behaviour, sexual reproduction, reproductive health, reproductive rights, age of consent, safe sex, birth control and sexual hygiene.
The education classes that are offered are for individuals and groups alike. Emma has provided workshops for midwives, teachers, parents and couples.
trauma-informed sex education
Classes are also offered for teenagers and in particular teenagers with a history of physical and/or emotional trauma. Using a trauma-informed approach to sexual education this enables the young person to become informed without making them feel bad about their past experiences or future decisions. Peer reviewed evidence shows that young people who have had a history of trauma and abuse have a tendency to make riskier sexual decisions and are at higher risk of pregnancy and STI's - therefore trauma-informed sex education is extremely important.
The classes taught are in some cases informal or they can be structured formal classes for large groups. The environment is all-encompassing and welcomes all genders and sexual identities.
Sex Education is essential as it allows individuals to make informed choices about their sexual activities and their sexuality.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER
There is a great deal more to being male, female or any gender than the physical sex assigned at birth. Biologically things may be clear but biology does not tell the entire story.
Most people, at some point, will confuse sex, gender and gender identity.
Sex is a label — male or female — that you’re assigned by a doctor at birth based on the genitals you’re born with and the chromosomes you have. It goes on your birth certificate.
Gender is much more complex: It’s a social and legal status, and set of expectations from society, about behaviors, characteristics, and thoughts. Each culture has standards about the way that people should behave based on their gender. This is also generally male or female. But instead of being about body parts, it’s more about how you’re expected to act, because of your sex.
Gender identity is how you feel inside and how you express your gender through clothing, behavior, and personal appearance. It’s a feeling that begins very early in life.
For some individuals their assigned sex does not align with their gender identity (For instance, assigned sex is female but gender identity is male) and this can lead to a complex process of self-discovery and self-determination. It can also lead to psychological and emotional conflict due to a perceived need to conform to the expectations of family, friends and the broader society they live in.
Education classes in relation to sex and gender can help furnish people with the understanding and skills necessary to negotiate potential problems they may face.
Contact Stewart Therapies now for further information.