Where you can have exclusive access to:
- Unlimited downloads of all the doodles to use for 1:1s or in groups
- Lots of 1 hour session plans designed especially to guide and support you.
- Fun and creative activities such as Wordsearches, Join the Dots, Diamond Nines and Spot the Difference.
'Doodle Your Down There' is a fun and accessible resource for anyone dealing with sexual health education - independent sex educators, sexual health workers, youth workers, teachers, school nurses and counsellors. Even parents will really benefit from this as a non threatening way to engage young people. Our aim is to encourage open and honest conversations about sex and our sexual anatomies with ALL people, particularly young people on a range of important topics.
1) Addressing body image.
It is so important that we find ways to provide alternative education to the unrealistic portrayal of our bodies, especially our genitals, in mainstream pornography and lad’s magazines. 'Doodle Your Down There' equips you with an opportunity to talk to people about what is ‘normal’ in terms of pubic hair, size, shape, colour and smell of genitals. The doodles clearly show a wide range of diversity in appearance and this helps the person to see that whatever they have ‘down there’ is entirely unique and special to them and likely to be quite 'normal'.
2) Encouraging self health checks.
The NHS recommends a monthly check for testicle lumps in order to decrease the risk of testicular cancer. It is also very common these days for young women to be asked to perform their own Chlamydia test. You can use these doodles as a tool to encourage discussion on comfort levels around doing this and also open up dialogue about sexually transmitted infections and their symptoms.
3) Introducing the current scientific research on our sexual anatomy.
Normally doing this, especially with young people, can be a difficult task with nervous giggles and uninterested yawns. The doodles provide a ‘way in’ for conversations about how our anatomies work, ways to experience sexual pleasure, using condoms and what all the different bits are called.
4) Exploring gender.
Exploring the gender binary that exists in Western culture is a topic that more and more young people are asking to discuss. By presenting the doodles with non gender biased words (i.e not all men have cocks or all women have vulvas and some men have vulvas and some women have penises), we are making space for these valuable conversations to happen and giving more choice to people about how they relate to both their gentials and their genders.
5) Looking at the language surrounding our sexual anatomy.
The words that we use for our ‘down theres’ range from cutesy (foo foo, pee pee) to more powerful (cunt, prick) with little in-between to express the individuality and beauty of each of our genitals. By using the doodles, you can open up a fun and lively debate on where these words came from and how to use them in a positive way that represents the reality of our sexual anatomies and gives broader and more psotive ways to relate to them.
6) Being Safe.
Research has shown that an honest and open dialogue with children and young people attributes to their personal safety from unwanted touch. If they are empowered with knowledge and feel comfortable discussing their genitals then they are likely to be more vocal with reporting an experience of unwanted touch and also have the language to describe what occurred.
7) Discussing genital mutilation including circumcision.
By encouraging open and honest dialogue surrounding our genitals, we are also creating a safe space for people to share their experiences of genital mutilation. This is an incredibly delicate topic with many cultural barriers involved and 'Doodle Your Down There' provides a gentle way in for us all.
8) Using creativity.
By encouraging creative ways to express feelings about or experiences of our genitals, we can invite a more gentle approach to addressing some of the issues people may have thus creating a more positive, and therefore a more healthy, pleasurable and safe
, way of getting along with our genitals. Colouring the doodles is relaxing and fun! Enjoy!