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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 realliferealtalk.org?

realliferealtalk.org 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. realliferealtalk.org 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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