Resources to educate on sexuality and chastity, recognize the risks of pornography, learn to love, sexuality parents and children

Resources to educate in the virtue that humanizes sexuality

Bibliographic suggestions and other resources for sexual education, according to the age of the persons.

We point out some useful books, web pages and documentaries to favor maturity in the sexual dimension. Living sexuality humanely will always be a current issue, essential to achieve a happy and meaningful existence.

Document of the Magisterium of the Church for education in sexuality

- The Truth and Meaning of Human sexuality: Guidelines for Education within the Family (December 8, 1995). We highlight this fundamental resource to assist parents in educating their children in chastity, emotions and related matters. It continues to be very practical and current.

Two parts of this document can be viewed at the links below:

Part VI of education to sexuality, (click for main points): "The Steps in Knowledge", which details how to teach children in the stages of innocence, puberty and adolescence.

Part VII of sexuality education, (click for main points): "Practical Guidelines" on human sexuality.

Websites for the teaching of a human sexuality

1) Resources from Jason and Crystalina Evert and others for teaching young people to live holy purity. Language: en.

2) Resources and courses on St. John Paul II's theology of the body. By Christopher West. Language: en.

Some books to understand and live chastity

1) Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids. Kristen A. Jenson, Gail Poyner. 44 illustrated pages; to read to children ages 8-14.

2) Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds. Kristen A. Jenson. 33 illustrated pages; to read to children ages 3 to 7.

3) If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity. Jason Evert. Explains Catholic teaching on sexuality in a clear, positive, and inspiring way; for parents, educators, and youth. Languages: various.

4) Why purity: navigating the confusing cultural messages (Scepter), Francisco Insa. On how to grow in chastity; for young people and educators. Languages: various.

5) Real Love: Answers to Your Questions on Dating, Marriage and the Real Meaning of Sex. Mary Beth Bonacci. Ignatius Press.

6) Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Mary Eberstadt. Templeton Press. Languages: en, es.

7) Theology of the Body for Beginners. Christopher West. Presentation of the ideas of St. John Paul II in engaging, structured and easy-to-follow language. Languages: various.

8) Sexuality according to John Paul II. Yves Semen. Languages: fr, es.

Resources to address the problem of pornography

1) Abandoning pornography in four steps, article and inforgraphy on this website, Wenceslao Vial. Languages: en, es, it.

2) Help to overcome addictive sexual behaviors; web by Kevin Majeres. Languages: en, es, pt.

3) Resources on the impact of pornography on individuals, personal relationships and society; tools for overcoming addiction. Languages: en

4) Brain Heart World: (see summary and link to videos) Fight the New Drug's three-part documentary on the harmful impacts of pornography use on individuals, relationships and society; uses science, data and testimony. Languages: en, es.

5) 21-day "detox" program to end pornography addiction. Languages: en.

Dating and Marriage Resources

1) The Dating Blueprint: What she wants you to know about dating but will never tell you. Jason Evert. On how to live a Christian courtship. Languages: en, es.

2) The Dating Project: Documentary about dating. Languages: en.

3) Resources on Christian anthropology, courtship and marriage. Languages: en, es.

4) First chapter of the book, La Aventura del Amor: is available for downloading, in Spanish.