BLITS: SEXE-CITÉ, A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO SEX
FOR 15- TO 25-YEAR-OLDS
February 16, 2016
An increase in sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) among 15- to 24-year-olds, the « hypersexualisation » of society, the absence of sex education from school curricula in Quebec (since 2005) … Our young people do not always find answers to their questions. Parents and educators often feel inadequate.
Born of this harsh realization, BLITS’ Sexe-Cité is a sex-education initiative that aims to develop the empowerment – the ability to take action – of 15- to 25-year-olds using the notions of pleasure, consensus, security and sexual health.
The aims of the Sexe-Cité workshops are to:
• Stimulate the emergence of a critical awareness with regard to stereotypes, pornography and sexual messages, which are omnipresent in our society;
• Update young people’s knowledge of STBBI, modes of transmission and prevention;
• Foster active participation (communication, consensus, mutual respect);
• Increase self-esteem and self-confidence, and enhance awareness of one’s own needs, values, desires and limits with regard to sex.
The workshops, designed for same-sex groups of six to 15 participants, are conducted free of charge in requesting organisations. They consist of three sessions of about 90 minutes each.
Sexe-Cité is also a microsite for young people, with videos and awareness-building quizzes.
Visit blits.ca/sexe-cite/c-est-quoi (French only)