Helpful Links & Resources

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Bodies: Labia Library

Labia Library

Women's Health Victoria has developed The Labia Library to bust a few common myths about how normal labia look. There's also a photo gallery that shows you just how unique everyone's labia are.

Body Image

This is a great discussion starter to unpack the pressures of body image.

Description: Whilst Anna is preparing for a first date with Henry, a man she has secretly loved for years, everything goes wrong until she discovers the impossible - to sculpt her appearance like clay to any shape she desires.

Born Sexy Yesterday

This video is a great way to critique gender and power within media.


Character Strengths

The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help young people understand core characteristics. 

Children: Children sexually abusing children

Originally produced by the ABC, this 9-minute video discusses research that finds children commit between 40 and 90 per cent of sexual offences against children, with experts saying it is increasing but teachers and social workers aren't trained to deal with it and a culture of denial conceals those at risk. And a warning that this story is confronting.


Children: Creepy Naked Stuff

A resource for young people, parents and practitioners to begin conversations about inappropriate online content.

Access a booklet for parents and a PowerPoint to go alongside this video.

Children: Sexual Behaviours - Free Online Course

Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors-From Natural and Healthy to Disturbed

Dr. Johnson is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and internationally recognized researcher and trainer in the field of child sexual abuse. Her essential course helps people working with children understand what are the expected behaviors related to sex and sexuality in young children and how to distinguish them from behaviors that are of concern and require some intervention.

Children: Slap her

Kids learn violence. Great video that we incorporate in our BODY IQ Level 3 program.

Consent for Kids

Consent: Laws in Australia

This sheet is designed to inform practitioners and researchers of age of consent legislation in Australia. If you are a young person seeking advice on sexual relations please refer to some of the following websites:

  • LawStuff provides Australian state- and territory-specific legal information on a range of topics including sex, love and health.
  • ReachOut has information on sex and relationships for young people.
  • Sex, Love and Other Stuff is an online booklet for young men, developed with the help of young men, which talks about sex, relationships, power and respect.
  • What Do You Expect? is an online campaign against sexual violence that provides young people with practical information about consent, sexual negotiations, sexting and safety strategies.

Consent: Sex & Consent

Are you in the know about relationships? Family friendly Charlie's first ever video about Sex, and most importantly, about Consent.

Consent: Sexually Enlightened R&B Song

Consent: Tea Consent (clean version)

Helpful for teen education.

Copyright (c)2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios

Consent: What were you wearing?


Human Sexuality is Complicated...

How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender... and between sexual orientation and sexual behavior? Here's one perspective.


Indecent images of children: guidance for young people

Taking, making, sharing and possessing indecent images and pseudo-photographs of people under 18 is illegal. Help young people to understand the terms, and utilise the short videos to generate the short videos to generation discussion. 


Law: Youth

ThinkUKnow provides lots of information for parents and kids, including:

The eSafety Office provides online safety information, including a place to report offensive and illegal content.


Lawstuff provides state by state information for youth on topics such as sex, sexting, sexual harassment and pornography. 

LGBTI + Communities

Understanding and using the language/terminology associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities helps to ensure that services and organisations are inclusive and respectful. This resource sheet provides a glossary of terms for practitioners and service providers to help them to better understand the terminology and to use inclusive language in service provision.


Monitoring Apps


Porn Sex vs Real Sex: The Differences Explained with Food

Porn: Adolescent Brain Meets Highspeed Internet Porn

This half-hour presentation describes the science behind sexual conditioning and the unique vulnerabilities of the adolescent brain--and explains why today's highspeed porn can cause unexpected effects in some users' brains. Follow this link for more information and the science behind this presentation.

For lists of studies supporting this presentation see the following pages: 

  1. Studies linking porn use or porn/sex addiction to sexual dysfunctions, lower brain activation to sexual stimuli, and lower sexual satisfaction
  2. Brain studies on Porn Users
  3. Research confirms sharp rise in youthful sexual dysfunctions

For the many experts who recognize porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, visit Your Brain on Porn for more information.

Porn: Is free pornography destroying our brain?

This exceptional documentary is a must watch for parents and teens. Australian sexuality educator and presenter Liz Walker, was invited to New Zealand to be involved in the making for TV3s 3D program.

School kids today are watching porn like never before. It's free, it's instant and it's having a devastating effect.

3D spoke to porn users and porn addicts, as well as a sex educator and a top international scientist who say this new type of porn can actually alter our brains.

Porn: My Kid Downloaded Porn!

Porn: Porn on the Brain

Porn: The great porn experiment

In response to Philip Zimbardo's "The Demise of Guys?" TED talk, Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements. He also discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.

Find more research links.

Porn: The Porn Paradox

Megan Johnson unpacks: porn is legal. Sex trafficking is not. They are completely unrelated. Right?  This  talk is a paradigm shifting concept that has you asking, "Am I part of the problem? Or will I be part of the solution?”

Porn: The Science of Pornography Addiction

It's the number one topic for internet searches, but do we ever consider how pornography can have lasting neuroplastic effects? Discover the hard science behind the 'porn epidemic' - the internet's drug of choice. Great video for teens.

Porn: Why I stopped using Porn


Responding to Disclosure


Sex & History

Sex and History Introductory Resource

Downloadable Lesson Resources: This resource demonstrates the Sex and History methodology of using images of historical objects as an effective way of tackling those tricky subjects outside of the biology of sex, such as body-image, gender roles, consent and the impact of pornography on ideas of healthy relationships.

Sex & U

Sex & U website - your trusted resource for sexual and reproductive health. Developed for young people by "The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada".

Sex & U Homepage

Sex: The Sex Talk

Pretty much everything you need to know about sex in 6 minutes. Helpful for teen education.

Sexualisation: Sext Up Kids

This is a re- edited version of Doc Zone's documentary called Sext up Kids: How living in a Hypersexualized Culture can hurt our kids. It is re-edited so that it can be used in high schools (or possibly middle schools) as a tool to talk about the media's influence on sexual behaviour in teens and some consequences of sexting or sending inappropriate pics.

Sexuality Education

Sexuality Education | Al Vernacchio

Sexuality: Declaration of Sexual Rights

World Association for Sexual Health: Declaration of Sexual Rights 2014.

Sexuality: Human Sexuality is Complicated

Hank takes on a topic he's been afraid to cover for a while now. How should we talk about sexuality, what is the difference between sex and gender...and between sexual orientation and sexual behavior. 

Sexually Transmitted Infections

STI Education Project - a FREE online learning program funded by the Department of Health Western Australia with the primary aim of increasing the knowledge and skills in managing sexually transmitted infections through the education of medical practitioners, nurses and other professionals

National Youth Information Framework (NYIF) covers 5 key areas (or tiers), with a total of 38 indicators across 16 sub-domains in this 2015 release. Statistics for Sexually Transmitted Infections for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis, showing rates from 2005 - 2013. 

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control, the 2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines also provides prevention guidance.


Teens: Research - The New Norms


Vagina 101

Can you pass the test?

Great student learning resource. Half the population has a vagina, but most people don't know the labia minora from majora (not even women). Take the quiz.

Violence against women - it's a men's issue

Voices of Sexuality Education

Voices of sexuality education - Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health

This resource consists of a collection of 23  YouTube clips portraying the sexuality education experiences of young people and their parents/carers from a range of cultural backgrounds, belief systems, abilities/disabilities, from rural locations, and including those who are same sex attracted or sex and gender diverse. It also features sexuality education professionals who share their knowledge.

It aims to assist in preparing our pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education, and support existing teachers and health workers. The range of views expressed is not intended to be inclusive of all. They provide examples to stimulate discussion and reflection, and to generate strategies. It is designed to align with sexuality education resources, particularly Sexuality Education Matters: Preparing pre-service teachers to teach sexuality education, Deakin University.