2/8/24, 8:18 PM Topic: Module 06: Discussion – Sex Needs a New Metaphor


This is a graded discussion: 10 points possible due Mar 10

Module 06: Discussion – Sex Needs a New Metaphor

Sex Needs a New Metaphor Video Assignment

This assignment is required and counts towards your grade in this course.


This video will provide a cultural perspective on how language can shape views of sex . It will provide an opportunity to write your learning,
share your thoughts with others, and learn from other perspectives in the class.


Watch the “Sex Needs a New Metaphor” video that is embedded above.

This video explores metaphors used in the U.S. to talk about sex and presents a new metaphor: pizza.

After watching the video, answer the following questions:
Explain the new analogy proposed by the TEDTalk speaker (Al Vernacchio)
Do you think this is a better analogy for sex? Why or why not?

A numbered list of your answers/responses is acceptable for this assignment. You will not be able to see any other student work until you have
first submitted your own work.

After posting your work, read other student posts and leave comments if you’d like. Please remember to use Netiquette Guidelines in all
discussion boards.

Note: You will not be able to read other student posts until you have posted your own work.

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This assignment is worth 10 points. It is due by 11:59 p.m. on the due date listed. Late and/or emailed assignments will not be accepted for

The assignment will be graded for completion (were the required number of questions answered), accuracy (were the questions answered
correctly), and depth of knowledge (were the questions answered in a way that demonstrates a clear and advanced understanding of the material).
Merely submitting a post is not sufficient to earn full points – please work to be accurate and in-depth in your answers/explanations.

Proofreading is expected and you will need to use complete sentences. Multiple errors (in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization) will
result in a loss of 1 point (10%) on this assignment.

Citations are not required on this assignment unless you consult a resource other than the video or textbook. However, plagiarized work (see
Syllabus for definition of plagiarism) will result in a 0 on this assignment – there are no exceptions.

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