Talking about sexuality in the Waldorf world

I recently spent two days at a New York State Waldorf school.  I know a bit about the Waldorf educational movement.  I have some friends who were Waldorf educated and know folks who chose it for their own kids.  While I don’t choose it for my children, I appreciate this thoughtful approach taken by others.  … Continue Reading »

Hungry Hippos: Starving for good sex ed.

Last week I was lucky enough to spend a couple days offering sexuality education to students in grade 7 through 12. Overwhelmingly, I found them hungry.  Famished, in fact. They are adolescents.  So…. some of them have had sexual experiences with themselves.  Some have had sexual experiences with others.  Some haven’t but are paying close … Continue Reading »

The Ins and Outs of Keeping a Hoohoo Healthy

One of the interesting/challenging side effects of having Sexplainer is spam.  Last week that meant an email promoting Healthy Hoohoo. That’s right – available in a wipe, foamer or wash.  It’s gluten-free (!) and apparently removes hoohoo odour causing bacteria. Healthy Hoohoo hogwash, I say. Women struggle to have healthy relationships with their Hoohoos and … Continue Reading »

Helping kids notice sexuality and sexualization.

Spring weather.  I love it. Flip-flops are here and people are striping off their winter clothes and are showing more skin. Getting rid of the Michelin Man look of winter apparel is something that I’ve always really liked.  I like seeing the shapes of bodies.  I like seeing shoulders. I like seeing tattoos. I like … Continue Reading »

What I wish I had known when I entered puberty

I’ve written before about G Day for Girls and it’s concept to celebrate and empower girls ages 10-12 as they transition into adolescence.  The event was a few days ago and it was pretty awesome.  I’ve written about puberty before but I thought I would share with all of you the top 10 list that … Continue Reading »

Hair. Here, There, Everywhere.

I’ve been thinking about hair lately.  Perhaps I’m thinking about hair because I have a lot of it right now.  I can date photos based on hair length (and increasing amounts of grey hair or the need for hats) since every few years for the last 25 I’ve cut off all my hair and eventually … Continue Reading »

Sex Ed double standards hurt us all.

I ran into an old colleague last month and had a quick catch up. After telling him about my sex ed efforts, he muttered about  needing to have ‘that talk’ with his kids soon.  He has a 14 year old son and 16 year old daughter and I have no doubts that there have been … Continue Reading »