Sex Ed in the South: You Gotta Put a Ring on It

Updated: Jul 24, 2019

By Arianna Villanueva


Southern States aren’t on the same page when it comes to consent, HIV, and inclusivity

Our southern states are famous for a lot of things: soul food, churches, the civil rights movement, college football...the list goes on! Yet the south is also known for something else: having some of the worst sexual health education administered in the United States. Friends and bloggers alike report receiving abstinence-only (no sex til’ there’s a ring!) sex ed that spewed unforgettable fear about STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections).