In this episode get into some real-talk about what parents may not know (or want to know) about adolescent sexual behavior, how to talk to your child about sex, and when to start having those conversations.
Did you attend a sex-ed class in middle or high school? If the answer is no, you're not alone. Not only are these essential conversations to have but it's vital for our immigrant communities, where sex may be a taboo topic.
This clip is about porn literacy for young people but if you listen to the full episode, we also have a massive chat about Justine's recent experience with a massive backlash from conservative media and parents about her porn literacy lessons for young people. It's INFURIATING but also important, and we talk about what you can do to support faculty members experiencing similar backlash if you're a fellow teacher or parent supporting sex positive teaching in schools!
We cannot deny that we live in a world where children can access hardcore porn easily online. With the lack of sex education provided in schools in America, kids have no context to what they are seeing. So how do we tackle this issue? Enter sex educator Justine Ang Fonte. She’s a health educator in NYC who provides age-appropriate sex education and specifically targets porn literacy for today's youth. Learn how she navigates these tricky waters-- and the unique challenges (and rewards) she faces on a daily basis.
Often, the most difficult part of dating is the conversations that we know we need to have, but that are incredibly awkward. Things like refusing a second date or ending a relationship might feel impossible to discuss, so instead we run for the hills. But there’s a better way. Justine is an expert in finding the right words for sticky situations. She writes beautiful breakup messages on Instagram under the handle @_good.byes_ as ‘Your Friendly Ghostwriter’ and in this episode, she joins us to share her secrets for tackling the big conversations and making sure you’re heard.
On episode 28 of Tritoncast, we explore the fascinating journey of women's tennis alum Justine Ang Fonte. The 2008 grad fills us in on some of her favorite memories from the tennis team and her UC San Diego experience. You won't want to miss Justine's story of how her experience teaching math in Hawai'i ultimately led her on a quest to revolutionize sex education in our schools.
Playwright of Usual Girls Ming Peiffer, host Ruthie Fierberg, and experts Dr. Tracie Gilbert, Professor Lisa Speidel, Professor Celine Parrenas Shimizu, Justine Ang Fonte, gather to discuss everything from pleasure to self-discovery, recovering from violence to self-defense and all the coming-of-age in between.
The first of a critical two-part discussion recorded in 2020, this episode focuses on Ming Peiffer’s Usual Girls. What does healthy sexual development look like? How can femmes claim (or reclaim) their own sexuality? Is it possible to shed the culturally imposed shame and guilt and adopt an outlook of pleasure? What should effective sex education teach and when? What sexual stereotypes do we impose upon different communities, be it Black, Latinx, Asian, and how do we counter them? What are the consequences of teaching abstinence-only, medically inaccurate, or emotionally devoid sex ed?
Explore the impact of pornography on boys’ understanding of relationships, consent, and sexual health in this conversation with Justine. She highlights the importance of developing porn literacy for boys and faculty and discusses the links among pornography and healthy relationships, sex, and consent. She also suggests strategies for rolling out programs in boys’ schools that adequately prepare students for healthy sexual engagements.
Consent is a conversation that we need to have urgently. Join Caroline this week as she chats to Justine Ang Fonte as she explains why it's important to teach consent at a young age. She outlines how consent conversations can help maximise sexual agency, pleasure, and authenticity. Justine also covers consent and porn literacy, and why consent is a "womb to tomb" conversation.
On this episode with Justine Ang Fonte, we discuss her journey to becoming a sought after speaker and consultant on sexual health and wellness to co-creating a storytelling platform, now in its 4th year, that centers on Pinay voices.
Raising body-positive children doesn’t just mean raising intuitive eaters who don’t diet. Your child’s understanding of how their body functions, ability to treat their body with kindness, and decisions about who interacts with their body are essential to body-positivity too — and that’s why we need to talk about sex and consent.