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How to Put On a Sock: Spotlight on Mississippi

If you're wondering where my show, How to Put On a Sock, got its title, wonder no longer. It comes from a very well-meaning YouTube video, below, in which a sex educator in Mississippi demonstrated how to put on a sock because--under Mississippi law--he was not allowed to teach about how to put on a condom. 

To learn more about sex education in Mississippi, check out this article from the Los Angeles Times. It's one of the first articles I found when I started researching sex education, and I haven't been able to look at a Peppermint Pattie the same way since.

TUNICA, Miss. — Marie Barnard was delighted when, after decades of silence on the topic, Mississippi passed a law requiring school districts to teach sex education. But the lesson involving the Peppermint Pattie wasn’t what she had in mind for her sons.
— "Sex education stumbles in Mississippi," Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times