My 12 (13,14) year old is looking at porn

Mine isn’t.  Or, at least, I don’t think they are. But for those who discover that their kids are using porn, remember to breathe.  What this is telling you is that your kid is transitioning into adolescence.  And part of that transition very commonly includes sexual curiosity and sexual arousal.  Those are both healthy things … Continue Reading »

The IUD – Great birth control for teens.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention think Long-Acting Reversible Contraception options are best for teens having vaginal intercourse and wishing to prevent preganacy. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists endorse the usage of LARCs as birth control for teens too.  Hormonal implants and intrauterine devices are very … Continue Reading »

Watching Reruns with your Kids is Great Sex Ed.

I write all the time about talking to kids about sex.  But the truth is, for many parents finding ways to broach the subject can feel super awkward and weird. Once you are IN the conversation, it goes swimmingly, but getting there can be tough.  Maybe you can’t find the right segue or you get … Continue Reading »

A New Version of Gold. Dealing with Sexual Assault

“This Girl Did This After The Boy At School Twanged Her Bra. What Followed Is Gold.” This headline and its corresponding story have been circulating in my social media streams for the last week.  I’m prepared to celebate any person who defends a woman being harrassed and I particularly like reading about individuals who call … Continue Reading »

Talking to Our Kids about Porn

Last week I got a call from a parent.  She was beside herself as she explained that she had discovered that her barely 7 year old daughter was looking at porn. Many of us might have a judgey thought or two about monitoring computer time or using parental controls but let’s face it, today, all … Continue Reading »