Dating: What’s Healthy, What’s Not

poster explaning healthy vs unhealthy relationships

The Human Sexuality course is designed to establish a safe place for students to discuss and develop awareness of the human body and issues related to common sexual behaviors. This course enables students to critically think about how human sexuality impacts social relationships, lifelong decisions, and personal choices.

This spring quarter, students shared what they learned about healthy and unhealthy dating behaviors through a creative project. Students chose how they would present the information (such as through a power point presentation, a poster, media/images, a poem, a play/role-playing presentation, etc.), and they could work individually or with a partner. This was a great way for students to find a creative way to share information and show the importance of understanding healthy and unhealthy behaviors in relationships.

Here is an excerpt from one of the poems submitted:

A mistake in your relationship can happen through your own voice
Afterwards everything else happened because of your choice
Through desperation for pleasure to get your way you’ll come up with a ruse
If your partner finds out the truth you will lose

Healthy Relationship
The one you love will love and treat you fairly with every right
Your love together will always feel as if surrounded by light
He will defend her from danger with all his might
In your darkest times she will never leave your side even in the harshest night

For more information on the importance of sex education for people with disabilities, check out this article from The Mighty.

Human Sexuality is one of the many courses OLS Students can take to obtain their associate degree from OLS. More information about our curriculum is available on our website. To learn more about our program register for an Information Session.

Last Updated January 16, 2020