Copyright 2018 Marline E. Pearson 10.1 Sex and Sliding This section starts with the observation that sex is one area where many young people slide versus making a real decision. The music video S.E.X., by Lyfe Jennings, is a hook to engage interest and discussion about two people’s interpretation and motivation around sex. This discussion begins the lesson’s exploration of intimacy and sexual meaning to assist teens in defining a context for sex that is personally meaningful and protective of their aspirations. (PP) Open with these statements: ❖ The communication skills you’ve just practiced will be particularly important for this section on sexual decision-making. But you need to know your sexual values—what you want—first. ❖ Knowing your values and intentions puts you in charge and will strengthen your ability to assert and communicate them to a partner. ❖ Let’s first begin by talking about sex and relating it back to the concept of sliding versus deciding. ❖ Sex is clearly something many people slide into these days. ❖ As we know, sliding can carry some high-cost consequences, like an unplanned pregnancy, an STD, or emotional hurt from a relationship that turns out badly. Announce they are going to watch a music video by Lyfe Jennings to explore this further. (PP) ❖ You’ll see the girl in the video is clearly attracted to the guy. ❖ Watch for how you think she is interpreting his desire to be physical with her. What is she thinking it means? ❖ Then watch the guy. What do you imagine he’s thinking? ❖ Directions for everyone: Take out a piece of paper and jot down one or two lines that stand out to you as you watch and listen. Play the music video. Then continue with these discussion questions: ❖ What do you think? Were the guy and the girl in the music video on the same page in terms of what it meant? What they were looking for? Listen. • Music video, S.E.X. (Lyfe Jennings) 10 minutes 190 • LESSON 10
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