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Real Life. Real Talk.® is a bold, nationwide, social change effort. Its aim is to positively change the social climate in communities by creating more open, honest, and balanced talk about sex and health. A more positive social climate will, over time, help to ensure that people — particularly young people — have adequate information and services to enable them to make healthy sexual choices. As examples from social movements show, getting people to talk openly and publicly about an issue — particularly a sensitive or stigmatized issue — is a critical step in making social change happen. Once people believe they are allowed to talk honestly about sex, and once they question the consequences of silence, we believe a cascade of positive behavior change in sexual health will follow.

What is is the website of Real Life. Real Talk., initiated by Planned Parenthood Federation of America along with a broad coalition of diverse community organizations and funded by the Ford Foundation, who have come together to do something we all think is necessary: reframe sexuality as a component of healthy relationships, instead of as a commodity, the way it is often promoted in popular media. Partners include local and community public health organizations, faith organizations, schools, civic leaders, media, and public libraries. aims to create a safe and interactive online community of parents who are seeking guidance and support on how to have those conversations in their families and communities.

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Interested in hosting a Real Life. Real Talk. event for your organization?  Check out your local Real Life. Real Talk. Coalition website.