International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Full Length Research Paper

Understanding human sexuality: A case study on innovative method for sex education to adolescent children

  Rajan R. Patil    
Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, SRM University, Chennai, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 November 2011
  •  Published: 28 February 2012



Globalization has a far reaching influence on every aspect of human life. No other sector has embraced globalization as much as television entertainment industry. The speed with which television entertainment industry has imbibed changes is unprecedented. One of the most obvious outcomes of liberalized and privatized visual entertain medium is easing of censorship owing to which, the sexual behavior and attitude towards human sexuality has gone sea change, especially among the youth. Consequently, degradation in moral standards and a weakened value system is manifested by increasing incidence of sexually transmitted diseases apart from deadly HIV-AIDS apart from putting strain on social fabric. The subject ‘sexuality’ is one of the most stigmatized and most misunderstood topics of all the issues concerned with human behavior. Part of the reason being that there is no culture of open, frank and informed discussion over the subject. Consequently, the subject of sexuality is fret with myths and misconception. It requires tremendous maturity and skill on the part of the educator. This subject cannot be taught with traditional approach. Hence, there is a greater need for innovative methods of teaching and training human sexuality leading to increasing felt need for access to support in the form of training or consultation with other sex educators. This paper deals with innovative training methodology.


Key words: Human sexuality, sex education, methodology.