What was your sex-ed class like when you were in school? Chances are it didn’t leave you feeling well-informed and confident about sex, your body or relationships.
If we want young girls to have a healthy and respectful attitude to their bodies we need to talk about sex without all the awkwardness and stigma. Bits and Bods talks about things teens want to know in a format they get.
“This funding will support the production of Bits and Bods, a web series that provides girls and gender diverse teens with inclusive, accurate information about sex, bodies and all the awkward bits in between.
This money will allow us to distribute two episodes where young people talk about their experiences with genitals and virginity, to help remove the ignorance and stigma associated with women’s bodies and sexuality.”
– Joanna Williams, Strategy Director of Bits and Bods
Organisation: Creative Partnerships Australia
Sub-Fund: Con Irwin
In short thematic videos, Bits and Bods are making videos that normalise talking about sex. Without an open discussion about sex, toxic gender norms cause women to experience higher cases of sexual ill-health and lower rates of sexual pleasure than men. In vibrant informative videos, women and gender diverse people talk about their experiences of their bodies giving curious teens real, inclusive, and accurate information. Research shows that talking about sex leads to safer sex. The videos will empower girls to make fun, safe decisions about their bodies.
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