Last month’s post about boys got us thinking – the classroom isn’t the only place where young men can be left out of sex education. Most online sex ed resources seem to tailor their content to young women, especially those that are run by organizations dedicated to teen pregnancy prevention. This can leave young men feeling doubly left out. How can they get their questions answered if no one speaks their language? These guys might not want another interactive birth control chart, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want any information at all.
That’s why we like H.U.S.H. – it stands for Hooking Up and Staying Hooked, and it’s one of the few resources out there that was actually created for teenage guys, by someone who was recently one of them.
And it shows – H.U.S.H. mixes safer sex info, dating advice, and relationship problem-solving in a way that’s actually fun. The site is sort of like the cool, smart, successful older brother that you can always send your students to when they have a question about the many changes they’re going through on their way to manhood. And while you may roll your eyes at the intermittent penis jokes, remember: it’s not for you, it’s for them! And that’s the beauty of it.
[Full disclosure: the author is a friend of the blogger.]