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Group Penis Activity

I received a note recently from an individual asking for sex ed counsel. I was offered very little information about the situation that was causing much parental concern. The nominal details included ‘9 year olds’, ‘scout camp’, ‘group penis activity’ and ‘parents are freaking’. I know that the activity in question wasn’t merely a bunch … Continue Reading »

Brave talk with a young kid about sex.

I spreak and write all the time about the benefits of talking to young kids about sex and sexuality.  I stand by my perspective that we are doing right by our kids by sharing sound (and developmentally appropriate)  information and our values around sex. And still, it can be hard.  Even where we are progressive, … 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 »

I’m Touching My Vulva

An old roommate of mine, Kelly, ran a pre-school in our beautiful back yard in Santa Barbara, California through the 1990s.  She was an amazing educator.  Inclusive, creative, joyful and honest in her approach with kids. Preschoolers often ran barefoot and bare-chested in our yard among the chickens, cats and orange trees.  It was a … Continue Reading »

Bathroom words.

Pee, poo, bum, urine, stool, penis, piss, shit. It’s like the kid version of The Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television by George Carlin. “Mommy, I’m going to tell you all the bathroom words, okay?” he said “Okay.” I said “But not the inappropriate ones.” he clarified. “Okay.”  I said.    “Pee, poo, bum, … Continue Reading »