What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong

What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong

Britany Robinson
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Britany Robinson

Britany Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon, covering the environment, reproductive health, and whatever interesting stories capture her curiosity. You can follow her on Twitter.

If you've found yourself turning to social media for basic sex ed facts—you're not alone. What many of us learned in our high school sex ed class (if we even had one) was cringy, scary, outdated or just plain wrong.

At Giddy, our goal is to equip you with accurate information from experts on all things sexual health. That's why we talked to real people to find out what key information they missed, and then talked to sexual health educators to help correct and reframe everything we learned (or didn't learn) in sex ed class.

We'll look at birth control and why getting pregnant is harder than you think, the ways periods are cool, actually, how the word vagina is used incorrectly, the importance of female pleasure and orgasms (they're good for your health!), and lastly, what you need to know about safe sex and STIs—minus the fear mongering.

Pull up a chair as we embark on a brave new world of sexual understanding. This is one class you won't want to miss—and we promise you won't fall asleep.

What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong About Birth Control
Contraception is often woefully under-discussed.
What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong About Menstruation
Let's get loud about our periods. Better conversations lead to better education.
What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong About the Vulva and Vagina
The intricacies of your anatomy should be cause for celebration, not confusion.
What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong About Female Pleasure
Spoiler alert: Orgasms don't just feel great, they're healthy for you, too.
What Your Sex Ed Class Got Wrong About STIs
Sexually transmitted infections are super-common, but common misconceptions abound.