I specialize in:

  • writing and speaking on all topics related to adolescent sexuality, comprehensive sexuality education, and how parents talk with their kids about sex and sexuality.
  • consulting with schools on their sexuality education curriculum. This includes everything from tailored programs and curriculum writing to training teachers to provide classes for the parents and students.
  • Training sex educators and others on how to provide comprehensive sexuality education. Specializations include training for Our Whole Lives grades 7-9 and 10-12 facilitators and Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARCs).



Founder of Unhushed
Author, Breaking the Hush Factor: Ten Rules for Talking with Teenagers about Sex
Co-Chair for 2013 National Sex Ed Conference
Contributor to the 2014 Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality
Our Whole Lives Trainer, Middle/High School


“Karen Rayne has been a guest speaker for St. Andrew’s for two years now. She is highly informed and qualified to discuss topics of sex, sexuality, and relationships with the students. Both the students and the faculty find her presentations engaging and interesting. After trying a number of ways to address these topics with our students, we have finally found a resource that works!”
– Heather Latreille, Upper School Counselor, St. Andrews, Austin


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