AI is dedicated to educating rangatahi about sexual health and having those important but sometimes awkward conversations about sex.
No one talks about sex! We wanted to change that by helping to normalise sexual health talk and by creating a space that empowers rangatahi to connect, learn and express themselves. AI – Let’s Talk About Sex is about providing supportive and informative kōrero about sex for rangatahi by rangatahi.
The harsh reality is that rangatahi are seeking information about sex from unsafe places. The AI digital video series offers kōrero and mātauranga about sex in an approachable and informative way. This topic can be shrouded in complex issues of culture, discomfort and stigma - our goal is to encourage equitable access to information about sexual and reproductive health to empower positive sexual health.
Grounded in the three pou of Youth Voice, Sustainability and Te Tiriti, Te Whatu Ora - National Public Health Service (formerly Te Hiringa Hauora) partnered with Māori creatives Arataua in the development of AI to achieve shared goals and support better sexual health outcomes.
Rangatahi Māori, families and their communities know what they can do to improve their sexual health outcomes. We believe they should be supported to achieve their hopes and aspirations. AI is kaupapa that supports young people in the realisation of positive sexual health and creates a safe space for them to kōrero about the issues that matter to them.