Course Description

This course will utilize a combination of lecture and group discussion to assist participants with moving beyond the pathology based model to a sex positive model when discussing sexual health with LGBTQ communities. Using a “sex positive” approach to LGBTQ health can help remove stigma and shame from sexual choices. It is crucial to have a deep understanding of your own bias and take a step away from the assumption that all LGBTQ people are engaging in “risky sex” to start a conversation that can promote healthy outcomes. This course is open to anyone willing to learn how to discuss sex and sexuality with LGBTQ communities.

Course Outline

Course Agenda:

1:00 - 1:10  Introductions, learning objectives and creation of safe space

1:10 - 1:20  What is sex positive approach, sex positivity, sex negativity?

1:20 - 1:30  Approaches to sex positivity

1:30 - 2:00 Sex positive language and how values interface with sex positive approach

2:00 - 2:30 Circles of Sexuality

2:30 - 2:45 Break

2:45 - 2:50 Set-up for Activity

2:50 - 3:30 Activity

3:30 - 4:00 Group Discussion

4:00 - 4:15 Questions and Course Evaluations

Learner Outcomes

Smart Goals:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe sex positive approaches
  • Learn the need for adopting a sex positive approach for LGBTQ sexual health
  • Demonstrate sex positive framework and language to use with LGBTQ communities

When they return to the workspace, they will be able to:

  • Incorporate sex positive approaches into their practice
  • Recognize how sexual attitudes and behavior affect workplace environment
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