They were the best of times and the worst of times: Students write about their sexual experiences

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The author developed an educational activity illustrating the variety of sexual experiences that participants identify as highly positive and highly negative. Participants write and submit a brief narrative of what they identify as their best sexual experience and a narrative that describes their worst sexual experience. Responses are shared through an in-class activity with a number of safeguards that guarantee anonymity of responses. Students in human sexuality courses consistently rate this in-class activity as among their most memorable and fun learning experiences. This activity can be adapted, as appropriate, for other training and educational purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Sex Education and Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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