The Reality Project's desire is to see young people consider the weight of their sexual decisions. Our presentation is highly interactive, humorous, entertaining, and most importantly, it opens up the conversation of sex and sexuality. We are not in the business of shaming. We are in the business of building up and instilling value. We want students to know that they matter. Our desire is to encourage young people to think critically about their sexual decisions and to grow in understanding of their sexuality. One thing you need to know is that we are pro-sex! We think sex is great and beneficial, but we also believe that it is powerful and can been harmful if treated lightly. When we cheapen sex, we cheapen people. We believe the healthiest way to practice sexual behavior is inside a marriage relationship. However, we fully understand that not everyone chooses to practice sexuality in this way, so we don't center our presentation around this lifestyle choice, but we also don't shy away from talking about why it's awesome.
On the surface, it almost seems as if sex is not really a big deal to young people in our culture, but when we dig a bit deeper, it 's often very apparent that they don't truly believe what culture is telling them. Our goal is to help young people to see that the sexual choices they make now will have a significant impact on themselves and on their future relationships.
In the presentation we talk about:
What Our Culture Says About Sex
How To Define Sex
Why Sex Matters
The Impact of Sexual Behavior
The Implications of Pornography
Sexual Abuse and Trafficking
How We Love Others
Below are some of the things students had to say when they took our anonymous survey following the presentation.
The presentation is a free recourse and roughly 3 hours long, so we recommend that you schedule the presentation over the course of 2-4 days, depending on the length of the class period. We like to operate within the context of health classes, but we are open to other formats as well. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (not.com).