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‘Sexual Health Circus’ in Bristol Schools Puts a Positive Spin on Sex Education

The UK’s new RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) curriculum has caused some controversy among conservative groups, but most agree that the newly updated sex education is mandatory for students.

The updated RSE curriculum includes teaching students about female genital mutilation (FGM), how to have healthy relationships, LGBT issues, as well as the dangers of sexting and paedophile grooming.

Jess Herman, a sexual health advisor in Bristol, came up with the idea to have a ‘sexual health’ circus for schools, which is most likely the first of its kind in the country.

According to the Facebook page, “We have created a powerful, interactive and engaging circus show which will help young people navigate the rocky road of adolescence.”

“Expect high skilled circus artists grappling with the hot topics of pornography, pleasure, relationships, consent, ‘nudes’ and much more! Don’t miss incredible acrobatics, daring aerial, stunning duo hula hooping, astounding juggling and spectacular equilibristics!”

The idea was born out of her realisation that an alarming number of students are ill-prepared for sex and relationships.

Herman told The Guardian, “Young people do not have enough high-quality relationship and sex education to equip them for the challenges they come across on that road of adolescence. Hearing 15- or 16-year-olds being really unclear about consent is worrying. I’ve had to tell some young people that the sex they have had is not consensual.”

The aim of the circus is to show the positive aspects of sex and relationships in a fun and engaging manner. Herman said that schools don’t always acknowledge different sexualities or provide enough time to help students learn about healthy relationships, and only touch on the basics…

Read the Full Article at SI News