A Skeptical Look at Sex Ed

Sex education in the United States is in crisis. Many schools are still teaching ineffective, religiously-based abstinence-only sex education, and few states require sex education to be based on science and medicine. Even when comprehensive sex ed is taught, topics like homosexuality and sexual pleasure are left out. Ginny, Benny, and Miri discuss their experience as sex educators, their perspectives on the issues facing sex ed in the United States, and where to go from here.

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A Skeptical Look at Sex Ed

Skeptics Open Up: Polyamory in the Skeptical Community

People who practice polyamory and other styles of open relationships comprise a group that is rapidly growing in numbers and visibility. What IS polyamory, anyway? Don’t we get jealous? How do we manage our schedules? Why is such a large proportion of skeptics and atheists practicing polyamory, and what issues does the community face as it moves forward?

Miri Mogilevsky, Heina Dadabhoy, Sasha Pixlee, Jesse Menard, Ania Bula, Alexander Gonzalez, Benny

Skeptics Open Up: Polyamory in the Skeptical Community

Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism

The press often portrays environmental activism as being at odds wiith science, but the putative divide is news to those working on protecting biodiversity. A panel of bloggers from the biodiversity-centric Coyot.es Network discusses.

With Chris Clarke, Madhusudan Katti, Jennifer Campbell-Smith, and Patrick Donnelly-Shores.

Starts at 9 PM Central!

Science, Skepticism, and Environmental Activism

Of Spoons and Skepticism: Skeptics Talk About Chronic Pain

Panel will cover what the experience of chronic pain is like, why the skeptic community should care, how the skeptic community can be welcoming and accessible to people in pain, common myths and truths about chronic pain, and good resources for skeptical perspectives on chronic pain.

With Stephanie Zvan, Ania Bula, Emiy Finke, Chana Messinger, Emily Harte, and Mitchell Greenbaum.

Starts at 11 AM Central!

Of Spoons and Skepticism: Skeptics Talk About Chronic Pain