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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 »

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 »

Sexually Transmitted Infection Campaigns that Promote Sex. YES.

I sometimes wonder if I downplay the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when I talk to kids about sex and to parents about sex-positive parenting. It’s not that I don’t want people understanding that STIs are a real risk.  It’s just that protecting ourselves requires more than a condom.  It requires a belief that … Continue Reading »

Cheetos for Breakfast, Porn for Dinner.

Early on in the parenting journey, a lot of time is spent on feeding the kid.  First it might be focused on a mom’s milk supply, then introducing solids in the right order, then ensuring they eat a healthy variety of foods, then ensuring they don’t exclusively eat crap. Tremendous efforts are taken to understand … Continue Reading »