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Ohhhh, Sexy Lady

Psy, Gangnam Style’s now iconic singing sensation brought the word sexy to our toddlers. My youngest, when singing and executing the Oppa Gangnam style dance moves, alternates between saying ‘sixy’ or ‘sucksy’ which I quite enjoy, but truth is ‘sexy’ is a word in the lexicon of my young children. Living in the hyper-sexualized culture … 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 »

Building Sexual Decision-Making Skills the Google Way

Kids are so smart.  And with the internet at our teenagers fingertips almost all the time, there is amazing opportunity for learning.  Even about sex. We are chronically overwhelmed and frightened for your kids though, aren’t we?  Sexual predators and perversions are lurking everywhere.  Innocent google searches will expose our young to sex workers and … Continue Reading »

My Parents have Sex? Gross.

It seems somewhat likely that our kids will be freaked out at the idea of us getting it on. Tell the truth…is there still a high ‘ick factor’ in knowing that your parents had sex (at least once)? Maybe it doesn’t need to be that way. I’m not saying you want to talk details to … Continue Reading »

Kids: Truth Handlers

Remember the Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise scene in A Few Good Men…? Jessup: You want answers? Kaffee: I think I’m entitled. Jessep: You want answers? Kaffee: I want the truth. Jessep: YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! Imagine if our kids asked us something about sex and we responded like Colonel Jessup.  It would be … Continue Reading »

How did your folks do?

                   Did you get ‘the talk’?  Was a book surreptitiously left on your bedside table?  Were your parents dismissive or punitive or completely absent when it came to teaching you about sex?  Did they utter a single word about pleasure? Maybe your parents were liberal, free-spirited people who modeled a certain sexual progressiveness but still … Continue Reading »