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Introducing 'Sex, Love and Other Stuff'

Introducing 'Sex, Love and Other Stuff'

Here at DVRCV, we’re delighted to announce the arrival of our newest resource Sex, Love and Other Stuff. This booklet aims to help young men develop respectful relationships.  It’s the keenly anticipated companion booklet to Relationships: Good, Bad and Ugly, which was developed and written by and for young women last year. Sex, Love and Other Stuff was officially launched on Thursday 22 September by the Hon. Mary Wooldridge, Minister for Mental Health, Women's Affairs and Community Services, at DVRCV’s annual Partners in Prevention forum held in Melbourne. It was designed and developed in consultation with young male students in Victorian schools. “This new resource is the first of its kind, and fills a gap in educational materials on respectful relationships for young men,” says DVRCV's Vig Geddes. “It has been specifically developed from what young men told us they wanted to know — how to make a ‘relationship’ work, how to talk to someone you like, and how to talk about sex.” “Importantly, it promotes respectful relationships, and helps young men challenge rigid stereotypes of masculinity that ultimately contribute to violence against women.” Speaking at the launch, Minister Wooldridge emphasised the importance of early intervention to prevent violence against women.  “Family violence is a complex issue and therefore we need to work at many levels, including education, prevention, accessible services and appropriate consequences for the perpetrator,” Ms Wooldridge said. “I congratulate the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria for developing this valuable educational resource.” Sex, Love and Other Stuff, was developed by the Partners in Prevention project at DVRCV, supported by VicHealth and RE Ross Trust. To order a copy go to Sex Love and Other Stuff or email dvrcv@dvrcv.org.au