Our Sexual Health and Sex Education Guidelines
O.school is your judgment-free, science-based resource to learn about sex. Our sexual health articles are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure that our content is high quality and thoroughly researched.
We look to the science of sex to guide our principles, while understanding that not enough high quality, evidence-based research has been done on vast areas of human sexuality.
Sexuality is an important part of a person’s identity across their lifespan.
Sexual wellness benefits physical health and wellness, as well as mental health, across the lifespan.
(Hensel, MCWCSH, Charnetski, Davidson)
Affirming sexual needs without shame and judgment is key to making sex education accessible and equitable providing access. Cultural and personal variation in sexual practices should be valued.
(ACOG, Ford, Satcher)
Sex ed and sexual wellness promotion is important for people of all ages -- sex ed does not end after school.
(AAFP, UNESCO, Guttmacher, Satcher)
Sexual pleasure is a human right.
(ACOG, WHO, MCWCSH)