Inclusive sex ed isn’t just important, it’s imperative. As more and more Gen-Z kids come out as gender fluid, non-binary or plan to transition, having non-gendered, free resources available to them to help navigate puberty and their sexuality will be a tremendous help. I wish I had something like this when I started transitioning 14 years ago at the age of 16.
I am thrilled and honored to be a part of a campaign that is doing the important work of providing factual sex education and de-stigmatizing conversations around sexual health. This is the kind of content we need!
I love Blume because it’s a company by women, for everyone. They advocate strongly for health and education, two subjects that I dedicate my life to exploring. As an educator and an eternal student, I can get behind what Blume is doing in the world, 100%.
Dr. Rachel Gelman
Comprehensive and medically accurate sex education is essential for everyone's overall health. When a person understands their body they are able to make well informed choices. Sexual health is not shameful and the more we can educate people about sex, the more we can remove the stigma that surrounds it.
Fewer students now receive comprehensive sex ed in our country than at any time in the past 20 years. Only about half of all school districts in the United States require any sex ed at all. Of those that do, most mandate or stress abstinence-only instruction. No birth control. No sexually transmitted infection prevention. No consent. We can break the cycle for the next generation of young people by fighting for accessible and comprehensive sex education. Their safety is more important than our shame.
Comprehensive sex-ed is a foundational issue, instrumental to our country's conversations, perceptions and policies about its citizens: their sexuality, relationships, rights, consent and agency. I'm proud to support Blume in their efforts to provide this critical information for free.
Most sex education curricula ignore pleasure, even though it’s the reason many people have sex to begin with! Passion by Kait was founded to empower people to experience more pleasure—in the bedroom and out. We believe pleasure is a public health issue; that embracing it is a revolutionary act; and that everyone has the right to it. We’re honored and excited to stand alongside Blume in advocating for truly comprehensive sex education.
Sex Ed is a public health issue, and the fact that all 50 states have not mandated accurate and comprehensive sex education in our schools is a human rights issue. I love that Blume is working so hard to bring us unbiased, comprehensive sex education for ALL, for FREE, and I’m so excited to support their endeavors!
People have sex. People have a right to learn about it. People have a right to pleasure. We're grateful that we get to advocate for this alongside an incredible community, and honored to support Blume in pushing this initiative forward.
As a sexuality educator with a focus on women and LGBTQ+ folks, I love what Blume is doing to broaden our understanding of sex education. We all deserve comprehensive, inclusive, pleasure-focused sex ed, and I’m proud to be a part of this innovative company’s efforts to inform people about their bodies, health, and pleasure.
I couldn't be more thrilled about Blume's sex ed campaign! Comprehensive sex education that is actually approachable and medically accurate (why is this not a given?) is imperative for our youth to make informed, empowered decisions. Blume has gone above and beyond to make this information age-appropriate, relevant, and accessible. I am immensely proud to be their peer in this space working toward our shared mission to destigmatize 'tabú' topics. It's high time we were all a lot more informed and far less ashamed. As we like to say, there's no such thing as TMI!
Sex education is a right and is literally life changing for young people. We have a duty to make sure that all young people are fully educated with factual and medically accurate information about all aspects of sexual health. In fact, we have generations of people in our country that haven’t received great education on this topic. It’s time to change the conversation, remove the shame and stigma and educate! I’m excited to add Blume to our network of U.S. partners who wish to make an impact on the state of sex education.
The current state of sex ed scares me. I am 100% in support of Blume’s campaign. They are daring to speak the unspeakable, to make this information accessible for everyone, to go against the grain in hope of a big, positive change. I truly believe that if people get on board with sharing this information with those in their lives we can truly create a better world.
We applaud Blume's efforts to bring sex education to those who need it most: everyone. Dame was founded to close the Pleasure Gap and help every human have a fulfilling, happy sex life. We're proud to call Blume our ally in the fight for sexual wellness!
Marcy Gooberman is a designer/illustrator in Brooklyn. She has been working with Blume for over a year and is so lucky to have worked on this amazing campaign. Marcy has been passionate about sex education for over seven years, and she even devoted her college thesis to the topic.
She was introduced to Blume through fellow designer and close friend, Marcy Gooberman, and designed the downloadable presentations for this campaign. She believes that the more young women understand about their bodies and choices, the more empowered they will become. Growing up in Texas, Madeline had little exposure to sex education in her public school system, and she hopes this campaign will provide teens with fundamentally important and necessary resources around sex education.
I firmly believe that sexual shame is at the root of so many of our societal challenges. Lack of sexuality education doesn't only affect our sex lives, it seeps into every aspect of how we move through the world. Blume's curriculums are a truly accessible solution to make tangible changes to sex ed and ensure the next generation can skip unlearning and simply, well, keep bluming.
I'm proud of the team at Blume for championing sex education. Currently there are so few states that require sex ed to be medically and scientifically accurate. The average age a child is first exposed to pornography is 11 years old in the United States. We must create healthy opportunities for young people to learn about their bodies and sexuality and Blume is doing just that.
MakeLoveNotPorn is socializing and normalizing #realworldsex in order to make it easier for everyone to talk about. We are delighted to see Blume contributing to society's desperate need for far more open, healthy sex education.
The Violet, a pop-up, porn cinema, is dedicated to ending rape culture. The strongest oppositions to rape and non-consent culture are education and conversations around sex. We're grateful to Blume for providing an approachable, engaging platform for both and being such a strong catalyst for change.
Erica Smith, M.Ed
I believe that sex education is a key component to equality for all. When we have knowledge about our bodies and sexuality, it can help empower us to take control over our health and pleasure. Sex education is social justice in action.
Sex education is more than body parts and barrier methods, and we need more curriculums that reflect this truth. As a sexologist working to redefine the narratives around herpes and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), I am proud to stand alongside Blume as a partner advancing the future of sex education. Blume's mission is integral in breaking the stigmas around STIs and creating safer spaces to navigate these under-represented experiences and conversations around testing positive.
Inclusive, comprehensive sex education is something that every individual is deserving of. To me it is an important space for us to learn to connect with ourselves and others intimately, consensually, confidently and healthily.
Americans primarily learn about sex from porn, which is unrealistic and focuses on performance over pleasure. Young people (and adults) deserve better! At Juicebox, we believe sexual wellness begins with accurate information and strong role models. We applaud Blume for empowering lives with comprehensive, scientifically accurate sex ed!
When I think about where all of my misconceptions about sex stemmed from, I think about middle school and the faulty lessons I was taught (the rumors I believed, etc.) I can only imagine how differently the next decade of my life would have progressed if I'd been properly informed not only about the mechanisms and risks of sex, but about the possibility of positive communication and pleasure. Blume's curriculum is a major first step to making this happen for young people across the country.