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Adult Sex Education

My experience as an evolving adult woman, as a sexologist and as an educator has made me highly motivated to cultivate a list of resources that might be a great starter kit for most people interested in exploring adult sex education.

Your sex life is important, take the time and check out my list. You deserve the best support there is – and it simply makes sense to keep evolving and learning about sex beyond the skill required to put a condom on a cucumber you mastered in high-school.

Pamela’s Adult Sex Education Starter Kit of Resources to Check Out:

1. The Pleasure Mechanics is an adult sex education site run by two women. It has wonderful, affordable videos that teach all kinds of sensual touch which they demonstrate mostly on human replicas. Their instruction is easy to understand and well done. It is a non-pornographic site which makes learning comfortable for most people.

2. Check out speaking or working with a Certified Sexologist. One of the newest professions in our country is “Certified Sexological Body Workers” which are somatic sex educators. This new profession began in California, and now there are “CSBs” all over the world. To learn more about working with a CSB check out their professional organization website.

3. Consider attending a workshop. I am a huge fan of the programs put out by The Body Electric School. They have workshops for all genders, or you can participate in a workshop just for women or just for men. All sexual orientations are welcome.

4. Read! There are some wonderful books available that can support your own adult sex education journey. What’s on my bookshelf? Here is a short list! Check out: The Erotic Mind by Jack Morin, Ph.D, Momentum: Making Waves in Sexuality, Feminism and Relationships Edited by Tess Denesi, Dee Dennis, Inara De Luna with a Forward by Dr. Jocelyn Elders. Ecstasy is Necessary and Urban Tantra By Barbara Carrellas. The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy.

5. Get E-Mail! Sign up to receive the Sex and a Healthier You free educational newsletter put out by HealthyWomen and The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

6. Find Community. As my gift to all Care 2 readers, I am offering a free membership to my “Shameless Community” (usually a $25.00 one time membership fee) where you find support offered by sexologists and intimacy coaches, educational non-pornographic videos, and lots of people just like you who are sharing and supporting each other in understanding adult sexuality and relationship challenges. This is not a dating or “sex” site. It is a support and educational community. Please put “PT Offer” in your initial profile and do not pay the membership fee. You can learn more and join here: Shameless Community.

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Pamela Madsen is an Integrative Life Coach Specializing In Women's Issues: Sexuality, Fertility, Body Image, Wellness and Rejuvenation. Pamela is also author of the best selling memoir Shameless (Rodale, Jan 2011), and founder of The American Fertility Association.Her websites and her daily blog,, are a breakfast essential for reporters, writers and policymakers.


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10:19AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Idk, use protection, be responsible, and go for it! It has worked for me so far! :)

8:35PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Great article! Adult sex education is a subject that has been overlooked for too long. I was very surprised how little adults really know about their body and sexuality when I opened a few years ago. It has been my mission to get people to be more aware of their sexual health and wellness with out feeling ashamed or dirty. It's only natural.

10:44AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Good tips!

11:29AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012

Really great.Thanks

6:22AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

2:21AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

In the picture the first thing the woman is doing is wrong. She is pinching his bum as if it were St. Patrick's day. When you love someone, you better grasp that bum like you mean it!

2:01AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Thanks for sharing this

10:42PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Thank you for the info and the free "Shameless" membership!

7:50PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012


5:49PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Sex education & womens rights are 2 different issues.......or don't some of us know?

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