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Parents Tweens & Sex

‘Parents, Tweens and Sex’ is an engaging, safe and enjoyable resource for parents to use with their tweens (10 – 13 year olds). This unique App supports parents to educate their tweens with the ‘sex IQ’ needed to be mindful, comfortable and respectful about sexual relationships.


Awe Publishing


The Association of Women Educators (AWE) is a professional body, founded in 1983. AWE, through its Branches and Executive, works actively to further the participation of women and girls in education.

Touching Base




The first ‘Touching Base Forum’ was held at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney on 18 February 2001. The Forum was co-hosted by the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) and was sponsored by ASSERT NSW.

On Thursday April, 10  Touching Base welcomed 66 honoured and special guests, friends and colleagues at a fundraising launch at the Rydges in Surry Hills.


New book for Teenage Girls and their parents


From the first crush to the first break-up, our romances as teens shape who we are and who we are to become. In Loveability, Dannielle Miller and Nina Funnell have created an empowering and relatable guide that will help you navigate your way through the often complex world of relationships.

Family Planning NSW


Family Planning NSW advocates improved access to optimal reproductive and sexual health services, information and support for people with disability.

We advocate that people with disability have the same desire for relationships and intimacy as anyone else and therefore have the same right to choice, independence and inclusion relating to decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

The Kids are Alright


The Kids Are All Right supports parents of teenagers by connecting you with an online community and providing research-based and personal articles to draw from, with a range of other helpful resources and information.

Sex Education Australia


Sex Education Australia (SEA) delivers quality sex education and information programs to primary and secondary schools, universities and parents

New Television Series - Masters of Sex

He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. Together their research changed the way society thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex.

Best Sex for Life

      ASSERT member Dr Patricia Weerakoon has been a sex educator, researcher and therapist in America, Sri Lanka and Australia for more than 25 years.

Patricia who recently retired as the director of the Graduate Sexual Health program for the University of Sydney, now spends her time speaking at conferences and in churches and high schools, and participating in media debates on controversial topics about sex.

She is the best-selling author of TEEN SEX BY THE BOOK and her latest book is THE BEST SEX FOR LIFE.

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Life Membership Presentation Video

In the same week as we saw the passing of American sexologist Virginia Johnson (of Masters and Johnson fame) the sex therapy fraternity turned out in force to honour three of our own leaders in the area of sexual health.

Dr ROSIE KING, Dr MARTYN BAKER and Dr MICHAEL LOWY were being presented with Life Membership of ASSERT NSW on the 31st of July, in honour of the enormous contribution they have made to sex therapy and sexual health.

As young doctors in the 70s the trio were driving forces in the early days of ASSERT, which was launched 36 years ago. Speaking to a packed room they reminded us just how different those times were but also what enormous fun they had breaking down taboos and misinformation.

We filmed the presentation and here is a short 33 minutes version of the night.

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