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Beyond where babies come from: Talks for asking tough questions about sex

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Sex educator Al Vernacchio gives us a new analogy for sex -- ordering a pizza. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Sex educator Al Vernacchio gives us a new analogy for sex — ordering a pizza. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

[ted_talkteaser id=1761]Today’s talk, which posits a fascinating metaphor for sex beyond baseball, comes from a passionate and dedicated sexuality educator. Al Vernacchio teaches his students that it’s not just getting the facts right that counts, but understanding the nuances of human sexuality and its place in society. Inspired by the teaching philosophy that Vernacchio brings to the classroom, we’ve collected TED Talks that address some of our most challenging questions about sex.

How should we teach the complexities of sex?

When young children (or even not-so-young children) ask about sex, many adults draw a blank. How do you explain something so sensitive to a still-developing mind? But approaching this delicate discussion with openness is critical to building healthy channels of communication. Here are two talks that will encourage you to…

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