Media and Sexuality

We encourage teachers to lead critical discussions with their youth about media messages, especially around sexuality. Here are our suggested questions to begin thinking critically about the media in your classroom:

  • What message is this (form of media) saying about sex – in general?
  • What message is this (form of media) saying about safer sex?
  • Is this (form of media) helpful to teens? Why? Why not?

Be sure to check out our media page for frequent updates on sexual health in the media. Check out our recommended lesson plans below.

Sexuality from Advocates for Youth

Sexuality in the Media from SexEdLibrary

Sexuality in Society from SexEdLibrary