UUPP 007: What is Our Whole Lives (OWL) – Sexuality Education for All Ages with Dr. Melanie Davis

Rev. Dr. Melanie Davis

Were You Taught Sex Education like this?

Dr. Melanie Davis at the UUA is the OWL Program Associate who drives the Sexuality Education cirriculum that is available for ages 5-95. Her expertise allows her to be innovative and create the revisions to keep the program up to date.

Hear what the OWL cirriculum has to offer for each age group and you’ll get the inside scoop on the new program for age 50+ that many are asking to be a part of the pilot program once it’s complete. Who uses the OWL programs? You’ll hear that the secular community along with the UU and UCC faiths use this program immensly.


Melanie Davis Bio:

Dr. Melanie Davis is the UUA’s Our Whole Lives Program Associate, and she is a Certified Sexuality Educator and Supervisor through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She teaches human sexuality courses at Moravian Theological Seminary, Moravian College, and Widener University, and she is the co-president of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium. Dr. Davis does sexuality training for healthcare providers and educators and offers private sexuality education consulting through the New Jersey Center for Sexual Wellness.

Melanie is a member of the UU Congregation of Somerset Hills in central New Jersey. She is a member of the UU Trauma Response Ministry.

Malanie’s Favorite Quote:

The Miracle of Right Thought
By Orison Swett Marden
“Do not be afraid to demand great things of yourself. Powers which you never dreamed you possessed will leap to your assistance.”

Links to check-out:

General information about OWL

Facilitator training calendar

Update 5/1/15 New release:

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9, the second edition Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9, the second edition

A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world. Order a copy.


Contact Melanie at:


Melanie’s  new book, “Look Within: A Woman’s Journal”

Final Credits: music thanks to:

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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