In the United States and many other places in the world, sex is relegated to the shadows – the dark areas of society and culture where fear, shame, sexually transmitted diseases, and abuse thrive. The International Foundation for Comprehensive Sexual Health and Education (IFCSHE) is committed to shedding light on sex through education and online campaigns.
The goal is to end sexual abuse, shame, and fear, as well as the spread of STDs.
Sexual education empowers people to make healthy and pleasurable choices. Circulation of this knowledge will also help protect children from sexual abuse.
One of our online campaigns is “Speak to Me, so I May Speak Up.” Through this campaign, we ask young people to anonymously post what they wish their parents told them about sex. Parents also have the opportunity to post anonymously about what they wish they told their children about sex.
Many parents allow the fear of saying the wrong thing, or the shame associated with sex, prevent them from speaking with their children about sexual issues. When parents don’t speak with their kids about sex, kids are often less likely to speak up when sexual abuse occurs. A knowledgeable child is a protected child.
Please join IFCSHE in shedding light on sex and getting the conversation started!