Many sex educators, myself included, have found themselves unable to promote their workshops and offerings on Facebook’s advertising platform because Facebook deems it to be explicit. In this Facebook Live session, we talk about the environment of censorship and repression that surrounds sexuality–the source of so much pain for many people and something we fight against. Adult sex education normalizes human sexuality as something natural, normal and part of life that worthy of discussion and thoughtful analysis. When sexuality is kept in the dark, hidden and censored, it creates more shame, more harm and more oppression. I stand for the opposite of that, for true sexual empowerment that goes FAR beyond the glossy surface-level commodified version of sexuality that gets sold back to us.
Why Facebook Censors Sex Educators
About the Author: Amy Jo Goddard
Amy Jo Goddard earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from New York University and has 20+ years of experience in the sexuality field. As a sought after speaker and teacher, Amy Jo travels to colleges, communities, and conferences speaking about sexuality and sexual empowerment. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in Napa Valley, was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” and one of Kinkly’s “100 Sex Blogging Superhereos.” Amy Jo teaches several unique sexual empowerment intensives and offers sexuality retreats, while maintaining a private practice. She is the author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and coauthor of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men (Penguin Random House). You can find her online, writing about practical, real-world sexuality and evolved relationships at www.amyjogoddard.com.