Body smart

Summertime in Vancouver? Check out The Science of Sexuality

Vancouver’s Telus World of Science has always been a great destination for my family.  Whether a place to let my pre-schoolers run and climb or a place for my elementary aged kids to explore, test, feel, watch live shows and learn through experience.  I heart Science World. When Science World announced that The Science of … Continue Reading »

Teaching Daughters about Pleasure

[This post was recently featured in Melissa Carr’s blog, The Thirties Grind] Pleasure is good, yes?  We can, I think, admit that experiencing pleasure in life is one of it’s great, um, pleasures.   For some, pleasure a great meal with fine wine and friends.  For others, yoga, a hot bath or a polar bear dip … Continue Reading »

Michael Douglas’ oral activities can help our sons

I honestly have no idea why Kim Kardashian is famous and can’t name her sisters.  To me, Farrah was the second hottest Angel (after Kate Jackson of course) and Demi is still married to Bruce Willis.  Ok, I’m not being honest on the last one – I know Demi moved on to Ashton and I … Continue Reading »

Lovin’ the Jewels – Feeling your balls for health

The testes are veritable dynamos of manufacturing power, churning out about 1000 sperm per second, or about 30 billion – yes, billion – per year.  Mathematically speaking, 10 to 20 ejaculations hold enough sperm to populate the earth. Human sexuality in a world of diversity Rathus Nevid  Fitness-Rathus Herold & McKay So it’s not the … Continue Reading »

Your almost pregnant teen

Your daughter just had a pregnancy scare.  She was freaked out but maybe not as much as you. What are you going to do about it now that she is comfortably on the couch, a pad with wings between her legs and the hot water bottle resting on her belly? While archaic responses like the … Continue Reading »

Private Time in the Loo: What are the rules in your house?

When my kids were toddlers, it was impossible to pee without them joining me in the bathroom.  They generally hung off a leg or insisted on sitting on my lap.  As that particular form of attachment lessened, I relished the 90 seconds of privacy I could grab. It was the ultimate experience of ‘me time’.  … Continue Reading »

I Heart Public Swimming Pool Change Rooms

I’m a swimmer.  So in a good week, I make my way to a community pool a couple of times.  And while I love love love an empty pool, where no one clips my heels (pretending to be faster than me), I kind of love a crowded change room. I don’t like the clumps of … Continue Reading »

The Motion in the Ocean

At some point during adolescence, boys figure out that there is a perceived correlation between penis size and stud factor.  All you have to do is watch Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights to understand that his impressively large shlong was substantially responsible for his success in the porn business. Starting around puberty, boys start picking … Continue Reading »

A view on vulvas.

A lot of people say vagina when they actually mean vulva. Both are good words and ought to be used where appropriate, I think. The vagina is inside a female’s body.  It’s essentially a tube or passage way that goes from the outside of the body to the cervix, which is the doorway to the … Continue Reading »

I Keep Finding Clit

When I play boggle with my son. It’s a legitimate word, right?  Or do you play that short forms are not allowed?  Either way, I’ve played two games in the last 3 days where I found – and didn’t write down – the word clit. Why didn’t I?  He doesn’t know the word or the … Continue Reading »