Today I am working with a film production company from France. They will be interviewing me about the beginnings of sexuality (remember our conversations about masturbation from last week?) for an up-coming international documentary. They will also be filming a (staged) sex ed class for middle school students. Here is one of the activities we’ll be doing:

Masturbation Fish Bowl – The leaders (me and my friend Patty) will write two lists of questions about masturbation: one for boys and one for girls. The boys will sit in a circle facing inward, and the girls will sit in a circle around them, also facing inwards. The boys will answer the questions directed at boys. The girls will remain silent. Then the boys and the girls will switch.

This activity is designed to increase understanding of the other gender and pleasure
while remaining in a safe environment. When there is more time, the girls write questions for the boys to answer and the boys write questions for the girls to answer. Any topic will do, but it is often useful to help focus the conversation with a general topic.