In this edition of A View from My Window, sexuality education is the podcast topic presented by Apostrophe contributor Michelle Fischer. During the podcast, Michelle visits with Katherine McLaughlin who is an expert on sexuality and developmental disabilities.
Katherine teaches sexuality education to people with developmental disabilities. She trains them to be peer sexuality educators. She holds workshops and has spoken at several national conventions.
Within the podcast, the duo talks about the benefits of sexuality education. She says we are all “sexual beings.”
A 12-minute podcast, Michelle says “I appreciated how Katherine said we are all human beings, and we can have those relationships whether disabled or not and how really eye opening these types of conversations can be.”
Find the podcast, A View into Sexuality Education, below + some informational handouts about sexuality:
Katherine shared these handouts that teach what it means to be a sexual being.
1. Being a sexually healthy person means more than staying safe. Below download a handout that describes what a sexually health person is. This handout will show you ALL of the areas that make a sexually health person. You can use it to think about what areas you are doing well with and what areas you want to focus on to become a sexually healthy person.
2. Below find a handout on safer sex. It gives you information on what that means and ways to protect yourself.
Sexuality is important part of everyone’s life, but it is also very private. Both of these handouts are to be looked at in private.
If you need more information about these topics, talk with someone that you trust. You deserve to have information about sexuality and it is okay to have questions.
Michelle Fischer is a regular contributor
Michelle Fischer has been a regular contributor to ApostropheMagazine.com since September 2015. Find previous podcasts here.
If you’d like to learn more about Michelle and her passion for journalism, check out her feature story (part one and two) here.
Find Michelle’s blog here.