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Relationship and Sex Education

Free to Access Reading List

Relationship and Sex Education became compulsory in UK schools from September 2020. To support this change, we have made leading research on relationship and sex education free to access. From school and youth sex education, to parent-child communication, STI prevention, and more, we are proud to promote peer-reviewed research that is facilitating the important conversation around RSE in schools, colleges and universities worldwide.

All articles are free to access through this page until 31st December 2020.


Dr. Cynthia Graham, editor of The Journal of Sex Research and Dr. Justin Lehmiller, author and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute  joined us on 21st September 2020 for an exclusive Twitter interview on the state of relationship and sex education. You can read the Twinterview HERE

The State of Sex Education in the United States in 2020

In this blog post Dr. Justin Lehmiller considers the state of american sex education in 2020, including an infographic for a closer look at how variable sex education is throughout the nation today.
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Let’s Talk About Sex – Sexual Networks And the Clustering of STIs

Read the blog discussing Chris Kenyon's articles on F1000Research on sexual networks, the propagation of STIs and how they impact the sexual and reproductive health of millions of people worldwide.
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Twinterview: Meet the Experts

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He is the author of more than 50 academic publications, two textbooks, and the popular blog Sex and Psychology. His latest book is Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Follow him on Twitter @JustinLehmiller or Instagram @JustinJLehmiller


Dr. Cynthia Graham is the editor of The Journal of Sex Research, , Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health within Psychology at the University of Southampton.