Dr Claire Vanston Ph.D

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Dr Claire Vanston Ph.D
Dr Claire Vanston
Ph.D
www.drclaire.ca
You Can Relax
!   No one is going to have sex here today
!   I won’t be giving out tickets to have sex either
!   No one is going to get naked. Pants stay on
!   This is just information
!   Some of you will need it sooner than others,
but everyone will need it at some point
Sexual Ethics are Hot
!   No one can pressure you to have sex
!   Unethical
!   Wait until you are ready
!   Consider your family values about sex
!   Sexual consent
!   Ask before you touch anyone in a sexual way
!   Who ever says NO wins. Every time.
!   Drunk, sleeping or passed out people cannot consent to sex
!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGoWLWS4-kU
!   Sexual respect
!   Those we think are worthy enough to have sex with, are worthy of our total
respect
!   Arousal can change the way we think and act
!   The media often portray our young men in unethical ways
!   Guys, never let the little head do the thinking
!   We are all responsible for controlling our sexual urges
The Basics: Male Reproductive
System
The Basics: Female Reproductive
System
The Basics: Her Monthly Cycle
!   Menstruation: Has period
flow
!   Ovulation: Ova (egg) is
released from ovary
!   Day one of the cycle is
always the first day of her
period
!   Genital anatomy
Porn: Think about the lives, not just
the genitals and faces
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Not real bodies, not real sex, but they are real people
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With real histories and real lives and real futures
Someone’s children
Not just genitals
In North America many female porn stars are Mothers
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Imagine someone doing that to a woman you love and care about
Imagine someone doing it to you
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Survival porn makes people do things they would not ordinarily do
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The most extreme and degrading porn is often coerced
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Female porn stars are better actresses than people think
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Many female porn stars were sexually abused as children or have been sexually
victimized as young women
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Real women are not turned on by many of the sexual acts seen in porn
Birth Control/Contraception
!   Condoms (male and female)
!   Birth control pill
!   Injection (Depo provera)
!   IUD
!   Contraceptive patch (Ortho Evra)
!   Contraceptive ring
!   Emergency contraception: 90% effective if taken within 24 hours
!   www.drclaire.ca/resources
!   http://www.famplan.org.hk
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
!   STIs are infections spread via sexual touch
!   A number present without symptoms
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So a sexually active person can have one and not know it
!   They can all be cured, treated or managed
!   Even HIV/AIDS isn’t the “death sentence” it once was
!   Sexually active people get tested at a clinic, hospital or doctors office
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Urine sample or swab for the most common ones
!   75-80% of sexually-active people get at least one in their lifetime
!   Male and female condoms offer about 70% protection against transmission
!   STIs can be transmitted orally, vaginally, anally and sometimes digitally
(hands not computers)
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
!   Chlamydia damages fertility: often no symptoms (bacteria)
!   HPV causes genital warts and cervical cancer (virus)
!   HPV vaccination is available elsewhere: (Gardasil/Cervarix)
!   Most effective when given prior to first sex
!   Herpes is a virus and has no cure, but symptoms can be managed
!   Syphilis is a bacteria and is not a common STI
!   Gonorrhea is a bacteria and is similar to chlamydia
!   HIV is the virus that causes AIDs
!   HIV damages the immune system so the person becomes vulnerable to
opportunistic infections
!   HIV+ people take ART drugs
!   ARTs attack different stages of the HIV life cycle
!   Chronic illness
Sexual Diversity
!   Sexual orientation is different from gender identity
!   There are a few sexual orientations
!   Gay, straight, bi (pan) and asexual
!   Countries and cultures vary in their acceptance of sexual diversity
!   Most universities have diversity groups
!   Some students are questioning
!   Coming out is a safe celebration
!   Nature and diversity
!   Sometimes family values are different from sociocultural values

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