10 Reasons Why You Should Take Human Sexuality at CCSF With Becca Brewer

I could talk allllllll day long about why I think I'm people should learn about sex from me. But I'll be damned if anything I come up with is better than what my students have to say on the matter.

Here are 10 reasons why students from my very first CCSF class think that you should take IDST 17: Human Sexuality on Thursdays from 6p - 9p with me.

# 10: You’ll have fun.

“The class is fun and engaging. Becca comes prepared with new material and activities to do in class.  She comes up with such creative examples; anything to provide the student with a better understanding.”

# 9: You’ll learn topics relevant to your life.

This is a class for day to day living. The information is human and relevant.”

# 8: You’ll be stoked about class every week.

“It is rare to be excited to go to class every week and so engaged in the subject matter but this class did just that.”

#7: You’ll be treated like more than just another student.

“Students would be happy to take your class because you don’t treat us only like students, but people that you want to learn from and are interested in sharing information with. Your class is the prefect platform for open discussion and to experience a professor that doesn’t back away from any topic.”

#6: You’ll like the instructor.

“There is one very simple reason why you should this class, the professor.” 

#5 You’ll have a safe place to explore sexuality.

“Someone should take this class next semester because it is important to explore human sexuality. Specifically, Becca’s class provides a safe environment to have dialogues centered around these sensitive topics. She keeps it real, engaging, and fun.”

# 4: You will understand relationships better.

“Not only is this class incredibly fulfilling personally, helping us come to terms with our individual sexuality and our personal relationships, it is integral to our struggle to participating meaningfully in society.”

#3 You will understand yourself better.

“This class allows you to be refreshingly open and honest with yourself, your sexuality, and your peers. You learn more about why you may be who/what you are.”

#2: You’ll feel more confident at the end of semester.

“A scientific, realistic, and honest approach to sex and all it’s associated taboos. Not only did I learn a lot but feel like a better person after taking the class and have gained personal confidence!”

#1: (Self-Explanatory)

“Becca Brewer’s human sexuality class was the most interesting class I have taken at CCSF. If you like to learn about sexuality, gain friendships, and stay awake during a 3 hour class, this is one for you!!”


I’ve been teaching Human Sexuality since 2004, and I love every minute of making the scientific theories of human sexuality easy to learn and relevant. It would be an honor to teach you semester.

Anyone can take this course. If you're not currently a student you can click here to register!

To enroll, use CRN 75511.

 Not sure about going to the Chinatown Campus?

Here is one fun fact that might change your mind:

The walk from Montgomery Bart to 808 Kearny Street is exactly 13 minutes (just 2 minutes longer than the walk from Balboa Park Bart to Batmale Hall on the Ocean Campus).

Posted on July 21, 2014 .

Help Becca Save Her CCSF Human Sexuality Class

What up internets? As you may know, I have been not blogging because ... well ... let's get real here. Being a sex educator is my life's purpose. It's what I've been put on this earth to do. But I haven't found a way to teach sex education and keep up with my enormous student loan debt just yet.

On that note, one of the sources from which I derive both joy and fiscal solvency presented me with the following challenge:

Teach a night course to CCSF students at a campus that isn't the main campus, where people don't usually pay for classes. (They will have to pay for yours). If you can get your enrollment to reach at least 20 by August 15th, we won't cancel the class.

Challenge Accepted

Right now, I have 7 students enrolled. I'd like to see that number jump to 10 by the end of this week. 

And by "I'd like to see" I mean, I have to see.  If you'd like to help, sharing the following blog post would be amazing!! I will be keep you posted each and every day as to whether or not this going to work.

Fingers crossed, I will get enough butts in seats to have another amazing semester at CCSF.

Thanks in advance for all your support.


Posted on July 21, 2014 .

How to Be a Part of Becca's Sex Ed Comeback Tour in 5 Simple Steps

Sex Ed Bootcamp. Circa 2009.

Sex Ed Bootcamp. Circa 2009.

As many of you may know, I haven't taught sex ed on a regular basis since before grad school. (Hella whack. I know.)

Luckily for me, the folks at City College of San Francisco just happened to be hiring Human Sexuality Instructors right around the time I planned to move back to the Bay from NYC. When I found I out they were interested, I hopped on a plane from NYC, suited up, and rocked an interview. Early this week, I was given my first teaching assignment.

In other words, this sexuality expert is officially back in the game. I'd love for you to join me on my comeback tour!

All you have to do is enroll in the Human Sexuality course I'm teaching on Thursdays from 6p - 9p!

Just complete the 5 simple steps below:

Step 1. Check yo’ schedule.

Are you free from 6-9 (heh) on Thursday nights?

Free? Move on to step 2.

Not Free? There are three other classes that still need students:

Monday/Wednesday: 1:10p - 2:25p

Tuesday/Thursday: 8:10a - 9:25a

Tuesday/Thursday: 12:40p - 1:55p

Want to take one of these three classes? Move on to step 2!


Step 2. Be a CCSF student or become a CCSF student.

If you’re already a CCSF student, skip ahead to  Step 3.

Not a student? Applying is easy!  Click here!

(And you can ignore all that stuff about orientations if you don’t plan to take more than 2 classes.)


Step 3. Contact the Department Chair, Lauren Muller, To Get Your Add Code!!

You'll need the add code to add the class, so make sure you get it before you try to register!

Lauren can be reached at lmuller@ccsf.edu, or at 415-239-3854.

Have the following info ready:

CRN, SEC, and Course Day/Time.  

For my course the CRN is 31034, SEC is 501.  Thurs, 6-9.
(For the other sections, you can look up the CRN and SEQ by clicking here!)


Step 4. Register for the class you’ve chosen using the add code.

The deadline to register is January 30th, so make sure you hop on this opportunity ASAP.

Use the CRN to find the course, and the add code to make sure you can actually register.

If you have any issues adding the course, get in touch with Lauren!


Step 5. Show up for class!

Bask in the warm glow of sexuality knowledge and legendary comebacks.

If you're not a CCSF student, but know someone who is, please forward this post to them! 

Thanks in advance for registering, spreading the word, and helping a sister out!!

Keep Thinking,

Posted on January 17, 2014 .

Fight the Stupid: Sex Education is Dangerous

Thanks for the inspiration, Rep. Steve Toth (The Woodlands).

Thanks for the inspiration, Rep. Steve Toth (The Woodlands).

I've always been confused by opposition to honest, open, and straightforward sexuality education. The communication of this opposition is often more perplexing than the opposition itself.

As a highly trained sex educator for helllllllla years, it was my mission to teach students sex ed in a way that respected the fact that they would eventually become adults living in a democratic society.

In other words, I taught them with respect for the fact that someday they would be free to make their own choices. And with the zillion choices that sexuality brings to the table, I thought the only responsible thing to do as an adult was to help them face some of those choices head-on while they were in my class.

Call me crazy for thinking that to teach sexual problem solving ... you actually have to talk about sex ... and let students solve their own riddles. (I also call that teaching young people how to handle freedom ... but that's another story for another day.)

Anyway, I could write all day long about the merits of open, honest, and straightforward sex education. But I think I'll let some former students of mine do the talking for me. In 3 short minutes, they say more than I ever could.

 Keep Thinking



Posted on July 28, 2013 and filed under Sex Education.