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Welcome! by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex This will be my new beginning post on my page: updated frequently with information about my recent and up-coming work. Check back frequently to stay up to date with my tra ... Read on »
Condom Week: Buying condoms with teenagers by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I know I’m not the only one out there doing this. But I know that most young people don’t ever access contraception until they need it – right then! That’s not a time ... Read on »
Condom Week: “But then she/he will think…” by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Tying back in, somewhat, with Monday’s post on debunking theoretical myths about condoms, let’s talk about that pervasive issue: the people (who you rarely actually have i ... Read on »
Condom Week: The KuKluxKlan, meth labs, and AK-47s by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex While we’re on the topic of condoms, I want to take a moment to address the issue of public perception. Sexuality education and sexual health are both often relegated to t ... Read on »
Condom Week: When hands-on is called for by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Being a sex educator with my face and my e-mail address out on the Internet sometimes means I get crazy notes from people. Last week I got a Facebook message that said t ... Read on »
Condom Week: Debunking myths in the classroom by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I’ve decided that it’s Condom Week around here at Unhushed. Melissa White over at  Lucky Bloke  recently asked if I wanted to provide content for her new safer sex ed ... Read on »
Vagina Madlibs by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, or talk with me about my classes often, you probably know that my college classes wrap-up with a big creative project. Some of t ... Read on »
People like me are killed here. by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Hi, my name is Karen, and I’m gay and a Texan. My first girlfriend taught me to notice who was around me before I touched her so that neither of us would be beaten or ... Read on »
This little thing called rights by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex People often ask me how I got into the field – sex education is a pretty fascinating topic from many angles. I even have an e-book coming out this year that will tell ma ... Read on »
Sex Ed In A Bag! by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex This week I am premiering my brand new Sex Ed In A Bag activities! I’m giving one away to every attendee at the conference and I am also selling them! These are activities ... Read on »
Website upgrades coming soon! by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Actually, given that I’m currently running the National Sex Ed Conference, it might be a few weeks into 2014 before things really get started here, but changes are coming ... Read on »
Grief and Sentencing in India by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex When the news was announced yesterday that four men in India would be hanged for the brutal rape of a young woman there were intense responses from all over the world. But ... Read on »
Why I love the National Sex Ed Conference by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex This year I have been working closely with a number of wonderful colleagues to put together the National Sex Ed Conference . (Which will be held December 11 - 13 at the Me ... Read on »
A granddaughter, daughter, mother, and future grandmother’s thoughts on abortion by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I have been in Germany for the past month, wandering through Amsterdam’s red light district, seeing condom ads plastered across public walls in Germany, generally enjoying ... Read on »
Can we learn from a place of power? by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex This weekend I had a conversation about education and classroom dynamics. In it, I said: We need to remember that students will have a wide range of reactions to any ... Read on »
My new website! by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I am so excited to announce the launch of new website: If you are receiving this via e-mail or a reader, please register to receive my blog posts via Unhushed . ... Read on »
Parents: Children’s Primary Sexual (Violence) Educators by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex I recently wrote an article for Partners in Social Change , the publication from the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs that addresses how parents can most ef ... Read on »
Sexual Identity, Race, and Gender: The Evolution of Equality by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Thanks, Upworthy , for pointing me in the direction of this infographic from Daily Infographic . It puts many things in context. (While, of course, leaving out others, but ... Read on »
Gender v. Sexual Orientation: a short primer by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Several weeks ago I had a guest author write about how to talk with your kids about sexual orientation . While I loved much of what Wesley said in her post, I was a little ... Read on »
Rising Rates of Mental Illness Worry Academic Community by Karen R. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Relationships & Sex Most of the issues covered on my blog are about teenage sexuality. However, this topic is related to a far wider range of material. In this post, Bree Hernandez, an educat ... Read on »