Sex education: Social media’s last taboo

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

24th May, 2020
Sex education: Social media’s last taboo
A couple use virtual reality technology to enhance their sex lives. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Is 2020 the year of sextech? According to many women, yes. However, YouTube doesn’t seem to think so. Recently, a conference by Women of Sex Tech (WOST) was removed from the site for violating its terms and conditions.

It seems that sex is still one of the big taboos for social media, often being deplatformed or censored. In spite of these challenges, the creators behind sextech are determined to carve out a space for access to sex education...

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