Did You Have Sex-Ed or Did You Have Pam Stenzel?

Reckoning with Abstinence Education’s Shame Culture

My childhood in a billboard | Photo: Shutterstock

It often feels as if I’ve reverted to my high school self this year, minus the feather hair extensions and Death Cab for Cutie obsession. I’d thought I’d grown out of the angsty, insecure phase of my youth — but when March 2020 came around, and I went back to my Missouri hometown, I felt myself becoming a huge fucking asshole…