A teaching resource from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, exploring relationships, sexual consent, equity and sexual and reproductive health. Funded by the Australian Government.

ethical relationships

A groundbreaking skills development approach to ethical sexual decision-making.


The Lesson Plans

Some lessons include:

  • The truth about desire (Yrs 9-10)
  • What’s OK and what’s not OK (sexual harassment) (Yrs7-8)
  • How to get to know someone (Yrs 7-8)
  • Porn, what you should know (Yrs 8 up)
  • Rollercoaster – love, sex & relationships (Yrs 9-10)

What's in the Box?

Sequentially organised, age-appropriate lesson plans; fun videos to use with students; videos of teaching tips with the principal author; and links to the Australian Curriculum - HPE. 


Talking About Porn

We’ve included a video and lesson plan about porn for your Year 8 or above students. Our main concern is that sexually inexperienced young people have the chance to hear an alternative set of standards – that sex can be a mutually enjoyable and consensual experience. 

Introduction to the Resource

An overview of research, links to the HPE Australian Curriculum and everything else you need to know before you get started.


Years 7-8 Activities & Videos

10 topics, 20 activities, videos and handouts. 

Years 9-10 Activities & Videos

10 topics, 30 activities, videos and handouts.