What it means to be Deflowered

Photographer: Shayla Hickerson / Model: Saskia Pateman
Photographer: Karen Forbes / Model: Ally Drechsler / Processed with VSCO with 4 preset
Photographer: Shayla Hickerson / Model: Saskia Pateman and Sharon Selfies
Photographer: Shayla Hickerson / Model: Sharon Selfies
Photographer: Karen Forbes / Model: Ally Drechsler / Processed with VSCO with a4 preset

Interviews: Onesie Shoot Ed.


Question: What does this shoot mean to you?
A: Oversexualization, and the lack of education for kids. They are not educated as they should be.

Question: Do you think children are exposed to sex too young?
A: I don’t think they are not educated while being exposed to sex.

Question: How did you feel in the shoot? How was working with the other models? The atmosphere, the poses?
A: Felt controversial by mixing two things that don’t go together.

Question: What did you think about posing with child items (onesie, teddies) and adult items (toys, condoms, pregnancy stick)?
A: Almost brought me back with the innocence and curiosity. I was still new to some of the things like the pregnancy test. And, while I was growing up there was no Sex Ed.


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Lack of Sex Education?

Lack of Proper Sex Ed?

excerpt courtesy of
Ervin, Vanessa. The Comparison of Abstinence Sex Education and          Comprehensive Education. WOME-1100-YDE, 23 Mar. 2017.

Is there a correct way? Everyone goes through the sexual and puberty development stage at some point or another while experiencing it all differently. With most people there is a change in our bodies and our sexual mindset. As we get older the only way to understand these things is to be educated. This is often where schools comes into place teaching us not only education but also sex education. One of the many problems and debates however, is which type of sex education to teach; Absence sex education or Comprehensive education? Abstinence Sex Education is defined as being, “teaching the social, psychological, and health gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity. It teaches that abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage is the expected standard from all unmarried children. It also Teaches that sexual activity outside of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical side effects to them, their parents, and society” (Abstinence-Only-Programs). Comprehensive Sex Education is defined as “teaching about abstinence as the best method for avoiding STDs and unintended pregnancy, but also teaching about condoms and contraceptives to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and infection. It also teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals, and options” (Sex Education Programs). Although there are many valid points made by both types of sex education, [individuals should] discuss the undeniable and proven facts when comparing Abstinence Sex Education and Comprehensive Sex Education. When comparing Abstinence Sex Education with Comprehensive Sex Education it can easily be seen that there are distinct differences between the two when it comes to establishing the value of a person, knowledge, and stigma.

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