The Third Talk

CDC (Center for Disease Control)

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SV-Prevention-Technical-Package.pdf

Though the evidence for SV is still developing and more research is needed, the problem of SV is too large and costly and has too many urgent consequences to wait for perfect answers. There is a compelling need for prevention now and to learn from the efforts that are undertaken. Commitment, cooperation, and leadership from numerous sectors, including public health, education, justice, health care, social services, business/labor, and government can bring about the successful implementation of this package. (SV= Sexual Violence edit by ttt)


AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators Counselors Therapists)

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SV-Prevention-Technical-Package.pdf

"Early notions for many of the kids today come through exposure to pornography, which includes dangerous ideas about using women for sexual satisfaction without regard for the needs of the woman. If the kids are to have a knowledge of healthy sexuality," he continues, "these early notions must be eliminated and replaced by ideas of appropriate touch and the joys of such touch, which is healthy sexuality."


NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SV-Prevention-Technical-Package.pdf

Evolutionary Psychologist Dierdre Barrett took up this concept in her recent book Supernormal Stimuli: How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose [26]. “Animals encounter supernormal stimuli mostly when experimenters build them. We humans can produce our own.” [4] (p. 4). Barrett’s examples range from candy to pornography and highly salted or unnaturally sweetened junk food to highly engaging interactive video game playing. In short, generalized internet chronic overuse is highly stimulating. It recruits our natural reward system, but potentially activates it at higher levels than the levels of activation our ancestors typically encountered as our brains evolved, making it liable to switch into an addictive mode."


WHO (World Health Organization)

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/70501/WHO_RHR_HRP_10.22_eng.pdf;jsessionid=3D3A9ADA3ABE88329816097E58CB990E?sequence=1

The correlation between education level and sexual health outcomes has been well documented. One of the most effective ways to improve sexual health in the long-term is a commitment to ensuring that adolescents and young people are sufficiently educated to make healthy decisions about their sexual lives. Accurate, evidence-based, appropriate sexual health information and counselling should be available to all young people, and should be free of discrimination, gender bias and stigma. Such education can be provided via schools, workplaces, health providers and community and religious leaders.


DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services)

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/SV-Prevention-Technical-Package.pdf

Sexual health is a state of well-being in relation to sexuality across the life span that involves physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions. Sexual health is an intrinsic element of human health and is based on a positive, equitable, and respectful approach to sexuality, relationships, and reproduction, that is free of coercion, fear, discrimination, stigma, shame, and violence. It includes: the ability to understand the benefits, risks, and responsibilities of sexual behavior; the prevention and care of disease and other adverse outcomes; and the possibility of fulfilling sexual relationships. Sexual health is impacted by socioeconomic and cultural contexts—including policies, practices, and services—that support healthy outcomes for individuals, families, and their communities.