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Curricular Resources


Finding sex-positive teaching aids can certainly be a challenge. We at the CSPH pride ourselves on being your one-stop location to access various teaching tools. However, not everyone can take a trip to Rhode Island to check out teaching materials from our library, so we list the following resources to help guide sexuality educators everywhere.

There is a spectrum of teaching aids represented on this site. The focus of the CSPH is to provide adults with a safe space to access information about sexuality, pleasure and health, so many items listed will be focused for teaching those over the age of 18, but not always.


Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter

30 Lesson Plans for Adults Only. A book for educators and learners who want healthy sexuality to last a lifetime.

New Expectations: Sexuality Education for Mid and Later Life

There are few guidelines for being a sexual person in later life.  therefore, the lessons in this manual are designed to help people in midlife and beyond identify the sexuality issues that confront them, re-think their old scripts, and consider creating new and health ways of being sexual in their later years.  This publication includes 25 lessons to help professionals develop sexuality workshops and trainings for people in mid- and later- life.

This curricula is offered at The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, but does not appear to be in circulation any longer.  Many of the lesson plans found in this manual have been included in the Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter Curricula.

Our Whole Lives

Sexuality Education Lesson Plans for Young Adults, Ages 18-35
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

Pornography: Discussing Sexually Explicit Images

This guide is designed to ground educators in the facts, perspectives and political realities with discussions about sexually explicit materials.

Archive for Human Sexuality:An “Open Access” Curriculum in Sexual Health

The freely accessible courses can be used by anyone anywhere at any time for any purpose. With millions of users in over 100 countries, this curriculum is the largest e-learning project in the world.

A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems: A Teaching Manual

Containing a dozen classroom activities dealing with women’s sexuality, especially the meaning and medicalization of sexual problems. The exercises cover clinical, political, sociological, business, and consumer viewpoints regarding women’s sexual problems. An extensive resource appendix includes a wide variety of materials for use with the manual or further study.

Unequal Partners: Teaching about Power and Consent in Adult/Teen and Other Relationships

Unequal Partners helps teachers, counselors, nurses, and other professionals educate young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, especially those involving the power imbalances that can occur when there are significant age differences.

Sex Education Resource Center

Advocates for Youth encourages sex educators to explore the Sex Ed Center for lesson plans, curricula, national standards, and state legislation.

Sexual Laws

If you have questions regarding statutory rape, age of consent, sexual assault, or any similar laws in the U.S., this is the place to find answers. These laws vary from state-to-state, sometimes even city-to-city and the rumors that go with them make things even more complex and confusing. Our goal is be your primary source of up to date information as many of the online guides are out of date or contain misinformation.

Guidelines For Comprehensive Sexuality Educaton

The Guidelines, developed by a national task force of experts in the fields of adolescent development, health care, and education, provide a framework of the key concepts topics, and messages that all sexuality education programs would ideally include.

A must-stock resource for parents, educators and professionals dealing with youth.

Filling the Gaps: Hard to Teach Topics in Sexuality Education

Some sexuality education subjects are easy to teach. Some cause little controversy. Some require only minimal training on the part of the facilitator. And some are just the opposite. In working with educators around the country and conducting research on sexuality education, SIECUS has found that certain subjects are consistently ignored, taught poorly, or become the center of controversies.

Sex Ed Library

Welcome to SexEdLibrary, the most comprehensive online sex ed resource in the nation. Human sexuality is like no other subject in our educational system today. Not only should the content be up to date and relevant, but the tools with which you teach it can be as important as the information itself. SexEdLibrary is designed to give you all of that–and more.