Providing trusted adults the tools to confidently engage youth.
Jess is a Sexual Health Educator who is deeply passionate about educating and empowering youth about comprehensive sexual health and advocating for their reproductive rights. Her specialty educational topics include media and porn literacy.
Exposure to pornography is a real issue teens face today. Learn how to be a safe adult and talk to teens about the misconceptions of sex and sexuality mainstream porn depicts.
Jess offers presentations for youth and workshops for parents and educators to better understand porn literacy.
Why do young people need this?
Birds, Bees, and Porn?!: How to Talk to Youth About Porn
Jess Melendez | Friday, June 9, 2023
In-person Programming | 2:00 pm–3:30 pm PT
About This Session
An interactive porn literacy workshop for educators, parents, and anyone who works with young people. This workshop visits your own personal values and biases towards sex and sexuality, and gives you the tools to effectively have conversations with youth about pornography. The what, the who, and the why. This training provides activities to provide critical thinking skills for youth and how to identify trusted adults in their life.
1.5 AASECT CE Credits
1.5 APA CE Credits
1.5 NASW CE Credits
1.5 NBCC CE Credits
Birds, Bees, and Porn?!
An interactive porn literacy book for teens.
By Jess Melendez
Illustrated by Remy Alva
An interactive porn literacy book for youth. This book dispels the myths surrounding sex and sexuality that mainstream porn depicts. It encourages critical thinking about the messages and images found in porn through interactive activities, self-reflective questions, and much more. It provides an opportunity for teens to express their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences surrounding porn - because they got em!