Subtitled ‘200+ Activities for Educators Working with Young People’, this book is co-authored by Alice Hoyle and Ester McGeeney.
Ode to the Clitoris
In an activity for 13 year olds (p. 169), the book recommends writing “an Ode to the Clitoris using the example from Refinery29″. The Refinery29 video shows suggestive and explicit sexual behaviour in the presence of a crucifix.
Good sex, bad sex, depends
In an activity for ages 15+ (p. 214), students are given prompt cards and asked “to place each card on the continuum depending on whether they think it is good sex, bad sex or depends.”
The teacher is advised:
Try not to give your own opinion about what is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ sex.
The prompt cards from Brook Learn include:
Anal sex(Emphases added)
Using sex toys
BDSM sex (Bondage & Discipline Sadomasochism)
Regarding discussing the “Feelings” prompt cards (p. 215), the book states:
Here you can emphasise that love and affection are often important parts of good sex, but not always. For others good sex is quick, rough and anonymous. You can also explore the fact that some people enjoy feeling pain during sex, which is often referred to as kink or BDSM.(Emphases added)
The charmed circle
In an activity for ages 14+ (pp. 215-216), students are shown anthropologist Gayle Rubin’s ‘Charmed Circle’ picturing “the hierarchical system of sexual values in 1980s western culture”. The book states: “Rubin was critical of this hierarchy and argued for greater acceptance and celebration of sexual diversity and variation.”
Under “outer limits”, the chart lists types of sex such as:
Alone or in groups
With manufactured objects
A suggested discussion question includes:
Are there any behaviours that are in the outer circle in the 1980s that you think are no longer taboo and should be placed in the inner circle today?