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Education Department reviewing campus sex assault rules

The Education Department on Tuesday moved forward with plans to revise federal rules around campus sexual assault, paving the way for an overhaul of a polarizing Trump-era policy that President Joe Biden has vowed to reverse.

In a letter to the nation’s colleges and schools, the department said it will formally begin the process to amend federal rules around Title IX, the federal law that forbids sexual discrimination in education. The department is planning a public hearing on the issue and afterward will issue official notice that the rules are under review.

Biden called for a broad review of sexual

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Sex education is missing yet another crucial topic. We need to fix that.

Sex education is missing yet another crucial topic. We need to fix that.

Sex education is missing yet another crucial topic. We need to fix that.

Sealed Lips is Mashable’s series on pelvic pain, an experience rarely discussed but shockingly common.

It isn’t news that the current state of sex education in the United States is abysmal. The specific ways in which — including lack of resources for or — have long been discussed. And, while sex education has never been adequate in the U.S., the Trump administration made it that much worse by curriculums.

With the pandemic still his primary focus, President Biden hasn’t made any public moves to address the well-documented

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Utah lawmakers reject a bill that would require teaching consent in sex education classes

HB177, introduced earlier this year, would have updated Utah’s health education curriculum by requiring schools to teach consent, sexual violence behavior prevention and sexual assault resource strategies.

The proposal was defeated in Utah’s House Education Committee by a vote of 7-4.

Currently, Utah’s sex-ed curriculum requires educators to “stress the importance of abstinence from all sexual activity before marriage and fidelity after marriage” and “stress personal skills that encourage individual choice of abstinence and fidelity.”

Instruction regarding the “intricacies of intercourse” or the “advocacy or encouragement of the use of contraceptive methods” is prohibited.

Supporters of the bill argue that

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Utah rejects bill that aimed to teach consent in sex education classes

<span>Photograph: George Frey/AFP/Getty Images</span>

Photograph: George Frey/AFP/Getty Images

Despite chronic struggles with sexual violence in Utah, lawmakers in the state have rejected legislation that would have changed the state’s health education curriculum to teach consent and prevent unwanted sexual behavior.

The legislation, called HB177, was defeated by Utah’s house education committee by a vote of 7-4.

The bill’s defeat was part of a larger conservative pushback across America. Some politicians argue, wrongly, that consent instruction teaches students it is OK to have sex, said Jennifer Driver, senior director of reproductive rights at the State Innovation Exchange.

But “that is not what consent means,” Driver

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Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood had a “vulnerability hangover” after filming masturbation scenes

Sex Education star Aimee Lou Wood has spoken about feeling a “vulnerability hangover” after filming masturbation scenes for the hit Netflix show, saying that looking back now, she’s pleased the final scenes portrayed female pleasure in a realistic, non-airbrushed way.

Wood, who plays Aimee Gibbs in the series spoke about filming the scenes in an upcoming episode of the Make it Reign podcast (out Tuesday), according to the Sun. In the show, her character seeks the advice of high school sex therapist Otis (Asa Butterfield) after her new boyfriend stops mid-coitus and asks her “tell me what you want.” Aimee

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