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Al Vernacchio:
Sex needs a new metaphor. Here's one ...

TED2012 · 8:21 · Filmed Mar 2012
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Al Vernacchio: Sex needs a new metaphor. Here's one ...
8:21 · Filmed March 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 26 languages

For some reason, says educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the US all come from baseball — scoring, getting to first base, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, he suggests a new metaphor, one that's more about shared pleasure, discussion and agreement, fulfillment and enjoyment. Let's talk about … pizza.

Sexuality educator
In his 12th-grade Sexuality and Society class, Al Vernacchio speaks honestly and positively about human sexuality. Full bio
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