Reader's View: What exactly does ‘normalize sexuality’ mean?

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Regarding the April 9 Local View, “ Project aims to celebrate and normalize sexuality in the Northland .” What exactly does “normalize sexuality” mean? The sexual act is normal and the process through which we all come into existence.

What is the statement of purpose of the Duluth Teen Council? What are the goals? What criteria will be used to determine the goals have been met? What are the expected results of this project? How does the Teen Council measure its success?

How does the Teen Council plan to celebrate sexuality? What is the definition of sexual health? What are the “stigmas surrounding sexual experiences and conversations” that need to be normalized? Besides normalizing sexuality, does the Teen Council have any other objectives?

It’s stated that this project “encompasses a diverse range of age groups and experiences.” What age groups? What experiences? Does discussion include sexuality choices of monogamy, virginity and celibacy?

How does an interested person become involved in this dialogue?


Rilla Anne DeBot Opelt, M.A.


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