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A Titanic week: Sex education lessons from a doomed ship

I recently watched Titanic with my kids. It’s such an epic movie. I can honestly say that I love it. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are both so hunky,  young and vibrant. And that ship!  It’s so big, and fancy, and doomed! There’s a scene in the movie where the two of them have sex.  … Continue Reading »

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 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 »

Back-to-School Realization: You’re the Sex Ed Teacher

If your household is anything like mine you’re scheduling after school activities (piano, swimming, karate, hockey with talk of parkour and circus too), buying new corduroy pants and backpacks, and recommitting yourself to meal planning and healthier more diverse dinners. If you’re a bit like me, ‘back-to-school’ time provides one more opportunity to think about … Continue Reading »

Gender is messy, get used to it. (part 1)

Have you heard that trans is the new gay?  Apparently gay is blasé. Everyone, from NBA stars to politicians are gay or outspoken LGB allies.  Country by country (France, Uruguay…), state by state (Minnesota, the 12th state, which one is next?), GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) to Anti-homophobia Day, we are breaking down the walls of LGB … Continue Reading »

Behind the Polka Dot Door – Trojan style

Remember Polkaroo? Let me take you back to the long-running kid’s TV series produced and broadcast by TVOntario from 1971 until 1993 which was set in a large playhouse.  I watched that show – in the early years – and will always remember Marigold, Humpty and Dumpty.  But I especially loved it when I was … Continue Reading »