Podcasting Puts the Three R's in Sex Education -- Raw, Real and Right on Target

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Sex Education goes back to school to reach the iPod generation.

Today, Jackstreet Media and Aldagon Resources launched a weekly sex education radio program called "Casual Sex 18-27." The program aims to address ineffective sex education initiatives by 'getting real' with teens and college students heading back to school this fall.

The series features raw interviews with young and very young adults talking about their sexual practices, attitudes and experiences with safe sex and not so safe sex. Guests are between the ages of 18 and 27 and include sexually active college students, young men and women dating people with HIV, youth practicing abstinence and peer to peer sex education activists.

Guests discuss the forces shaping their sexual attitudes, the sexual behavior they are seeing among their peers, their thoughts and feelings about the sexual risks they face, the sexual risks they take and their perception of conventional safe sex campaigns. By delivering the program through podcasting, the series is able to break new ground in style and content.

"This is not your father's sex education program," said Errol Smith, Emmy winning founder of Jackstreet media and producer of the series. "There are no lectures, no admonitions and no moralizations. This program is designed to let youth talk to other youth about a very important aspect of their lives. Using iPods to enable these conversations opens up some very exciting new possibilities," said Smith.

The goal of the series is to promote a direct, meaningful dialogue about safe sex among young people that is relevant to their real life experiences and situations. "As you listen to these young people talking about sexuality, on their terms, it becomes clear that somewhere there is a huge disconnect between conventional sex education and today's youth," said Kozby Kritzer, program host and co-creator. "Mixed cultural messages, inadequate or sanitized sex education has left our young people more at risk of getting HIV and AIDS than ever before," said Kritzer.

The program is part of the KHIV Radio program at http://www.hivradio.com, which was developed based on the Nanocasting model and is syndicated using RTS (Really Targeted Syndication). KHIV Radio is part of the Affiliate Nanocasting Network (ANN) and the International Nanocasting Alliance.

For more information contact: Jeannette Bernstein 818-344-4322.


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