How much do your services cost?
For one-on-one sessions, we use a sliding scale model based on self-reported income. For workshops and webinars, our prices are based on cost of materials, preparation time, guest fees, and number of anticipated participants. However, we strongly believe everyone should have equal access to Sex Education, so if you’re interested in any of our services but are worried you can’t afford it, please reach out and we will accommodate you. We will not deny you access to webinars, workshops, events, or otherwise due to financial struggles.
Where are you located?
We partner with NBK All Risk Solutions, a local organization that allows us to use their space for our group classes and support groups. We also teach virtually or at the location of your choice. For some people, they prefer we come to their home for 1:1 sessions or private events. We can work with you to choose a location that's most comfortable and convenient for you.
Why would someone need sex ed?
There are lots of reasons! Here are a few:
Many people grow up inheriting a lot of shame related to sex, sexual health, and sexuality. Although it may seem like this isn't a big deal, shame related to this topic is not normal and can create problems in multiple aspects of someone's life. How will someone know how to navigate relationships or understand their bodies if they avoid discussing a subject due to shame? Normalized, comprehensive sex education can eliminate shame and provide information that someone otherwise may not have received before.
Sex education can improve intimate relationships and prevent sexual and domestic violence.
In Georgia (and many other states), sex education in schools is not required to be comprehensive, evidence-based, scientifically or medically accurate. Basically, local schools and districts can decide who teaches, what they teach, how they teach, and when they teach. Imagine how many problems this can create. Teachers are required to be certified and knowledgeable in all other subjects. Why should sex education be different? With this in mind, there are huge gaps in the education system when it comes to sex education for people of all ages. This is a huge disservice to you and all people! Extracurricular sex education fills in the gaps.
Sexuality is a significant part of well-being.
It's just fun!
doesn't it get tAUGHT IN SCHOOLS ANYWAYS?
Not necessarily. Every state has different sex education requirements, and in Georgia, individual schools and districts can decide who teaches, what they teach, how they teach, and when they teach. This often means sexual health and healthy relationship education gets minimized or pushed to the side altogether, leaving young people without the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy as an individual and as partners in relationships. When it is taught, it's often taught using fear-based tactics, such as showing graphic pictures of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and telling people not to engage in any behaviors at all. This is harmful for a few reasons - for one, most STIs do not have symptoms, so young people who choose to engage in sexual behaviors may be looking out for symptoms that likely will never show up - leaving the possibility that STIs go untreated for months - which could cause permanent harm to their health. Additionally, this closes the door to any opportunity for young people to be open with adults about risky behaviors, possible health concerns, or domestic violence they may be experiencing. How can we support and guide youth if we shame them from the start? How will youth know how to protect themselves, recognize signs of abusive relationship behaviors, or know when to go to the doctor if they're shut out from the beginning?
This is why I opened Sun Academy. As parents and educators, it has become apparent that we need to take things into our own hands. Youth need trustworthy adults to educate and guide them through a normal part of their development!