The teaching program

2. Basic knowledge and identifying emotions

Knowing your own body and identifying body parts, specifically genitals (for the use of this program about masturbation, knowledge about the other sex is not a priority for the moment).

Always show a WHOLE BODY silhouette or image from HEAD TO TOE

1.

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Suggestion 1

Position yourselves in font of a mirror wearing light clothes (t-shirt, boxer-shorts, shorts or leggings).

Encourage the person to look at him/herself in the mirror, look at yourselves in the mirror, touch and identify non-intimate parts.

On a big piece of paper, draw the person’s silhouette and have the person draw your silhouette or use a generic silhouette: identify non-intimate body parts.

 2.

On their own silhouette or on the generic silhouette, have the person name or help him/her to identify and name the intimate body parts: genitals, penis, testicles, pubis, hair on the pubis, torso, breasts, nipples, vulva, clitoris, vagina (you will have to draw a representation of the inside of the girl/woman’s body or identify the inside using an anatomically correct doll).

3.

Identify the surfaces and body parts that he or she finds particularly exciting in relation to the silhouette.

4.

Return to the mirror, still dressed in light clothing, to create a connection between the work done and understanding using the silhouettes and the person’s own body as seen in the mirror and the emotions that can be associated with it.

Use the anatomical silhouettes provided in this guide (or other full body drawings available, see annex) to allow an explicit connection between “touching, caressing or rubbing your genitals” and the vocabulary about “masturbation”. Avoid pornographic images which can give a false image of the exaggerated size and functioning of the penis, testicles, vulva or vagina.

 5.

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Suggestion 2

Use emoticons, pictograms, drawings or pictures that can represent emotions - like, dislike, exciting, painful, intriguing, troubling, forbidden, etc.

Avoid pornographic images or videos which can give an exaggerated view of a man's penis or a woman's vulva, the exaggerated quantity of sperm that is ejaculated or an exaggerated perception of an orgasm's intensity.

6.

Identify the surfaces and body parts that he or she finds are particularly exciting in connection with the silhouette.