Teaching Teens How to Have Good Sex, by Viviane Fairbank - a crumpled pink paper heart on a yellow background with stars
A Nationwide Comparison of Sex Ed - a map of Canada on a purple background with stars
How the Internet Changed Sex, by Anna Fitzpatrick - orange paper cutout of four people holding hands on a blue background with stars

Seven teens on: What is consent? Play video
Why Doctors Are Bad at Sex Ed, by Lauren Vogel - half of an apple on a blue background with stars
Yes They Used to Teach That, An Educator Reacts to Old Sex-Ed videos. Colourful cue cards on a yellow background with stars

The Undoing of Ontario Sex Ed, by Erica Lenti - Pencil shavings on a blue background with stars
A Timeline of Consent in Canada - a round yellow clock on a yellow background with stars
How to Have 'The Talk' as a Muslim Father, by Yasir Khan - a sandwich with crust cut off with a post-it note that says

Four Religious Leaders on Sex Ed - a white candle on a green background with stars
#MeToo and the Secrets Indigenous Women Keep, by Lindsay Nixon - a golden lock on a purple background with stars
Seven teens on: What does a healthy relationship look like to you?

The Last Good Sex-Ed Book (Our Bodies Ourselves), by Sue Carter - a Book cover that says Our Bodies Ourselves with pink glittery letters, on a purple background with stars
Why I Stopped Skipping My Period, by Eliza Robertson, a sanitary napkin with red glittery stars in the center, on top of a blue background
How One Podcaster Got Us Talking About Sex, by Katherine Laidlaw - black headphones on a green background with stars

Learning Sex Ed Through Art, by Anubha Momin. Streaks of red and black paint on a yellow background with stars
The Invisibility of Asexuality, by Kate Sloan. A name tag that says 'Hello I'm' with the name section left blank, on a green background with stars
Four teens on: What They Wish 'The Talk' Included


Producers Lauren McKeon, Natalie Vineberg, Judy Ziyi Gu, and Viviane Fairbank
Editors Lauren McKeon, Viviane Fairbank, and Samia Madwar
Art direction and photography Natalie Vineberg
Digital presentation Natalie Vineberg, Judy Ziyi Gu, Angela Misri, and Dmitry Beniaminov
Research Sharon Nadeem, Jackson Weaver, Tajja Isen, Danielle Kinahan, Sebastian Leck, Amy van den Berg, and Daina Goldfinger
Fact checkers Danielle Kinahan, Tajja Isen, Sharon Nadeem, Jackson Weaver, Allison Baker, Sydney Hamilton, Seila Rizvic, Viviane Fairbank, Daniel Viola, Samia Madwar, and Erin Sylvester
Copy editor Erin Sylvester

The Walrus Staff

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