**Note: This post is sponsored by BEDucated.com
One topic that is conspicuously absent in most sexuality education courses is pleasure . Most of us only ever learn about the potential risks associated with sex and how to avoid unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. More often than not, the positive side of sex—including how to make it more pleasurable—is overlooked entirely and we’re left to learn about it on our own.
That’s unfortunate, especially in light of research showing that pleasure-inclusive sex education has a number of benefits. Not only does it set people up with the skills they need for better navigating their intimate lives, but it’s also effective at promoting safer sex, which is ultimately the goal of most sex education programs .
Pleasure is truly at the core of sexual health and wellness, and we would do well to recognize that.
So how can we help people to get more pleasure out of their sex lives? Well, now there’s an online course for that.
Enter BEDucated, a new series of online video courses aimed at providing grown-ups with the tools and skills they need to take their sex lives and relationships to the next level. Current course offerings address a wide range of topics, including:
· Sexual positions
· Oral sex
· Open relationships
· Massage techniques
· Female orgasm
Each course offers a deep dive into the subject and walks viewers through all of the steps, from getting into the right mindset to communicating effectively with your partner to expanding your repertoire of sexual techniques.
For example, in the oral sex course, which covers both fellatio and cunnilingus, viewers start out with instructional videos on what they need to know about sexual anatomy. They also receive a worksheet with tips on how to start a conversation with their partner before sex, as well as how to communicate what feels good during sex to ensure you get more of what you enjoy.
All of this is followed by a series of videos on various types of oral sex techniques for penises and (separately) vulvas.
Have questions about anything in the videos? You can ask questions to one of their educators on staff (or “BEDucators,” as they call them).
These courses are designed for persons of all genders and orientations and are applicable to people of any relationship status, from singles to couples to those who want to explore consensual non-monogamy.
However, be advised that while some of the videos are animated, others present nudity. To be clear, this is an adult version of sex education.
To learn more and for a free sample of one of their oral sex course offerings, click here. By providing your email address, you’ll receive a free video training (no credit card or payment details necessary to access it).
If you like what you see, you can access all of their courses with a monthly or yearly subscription, which includes the opportunity to ask questions from real people.
Here’s to having a more pleasure-filled sex life!
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 Kantor, L. M., & Lindberg, L. (2020). Pleasure and Sex Education: The Need for Broadening Both Content and Measurement. American Journal of Public Health, 110(2), 145-148.
 Koepsel, E. R. (2016). The power in pleasure: Practical implementation of pleasure in sex education classrooms. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 11(3), 205-265.
Image Credit: BEDucated
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