Talking about ‘the birds and the bees’ with your kids has never been easy for any generation, but it has also never been as important to do as it is today. If you don’t talk about ‘the birds and the bees’ with your kids, the internet will. In the internet version, the birds and the bees have an orgy and they record it. Then one of the birds posts the video on an inter-species revenge porn site and as a result, one of the bees can’t get into the college of her choice. In other words, your kids are learning about sex whether or not they get comprehensive sexuality education at school, whether or not their friends are abstinent or sexually active, and whether or not you have had ‘the talk’.
So what’s a parent to do? Well, for starters you can attend my Straight Talk Parent Series workshop (Adolescents, Sex, and Porn: Everything You Wish You Didn’t Need to Know) on January 21st from 7-9pm in the library at Mount Nittany Middle School. You will learn about today’s sexual youth culture as well as equip yourself with the tools to ignite an ongoing discussion about sexuality with your kids. Here is what we will be up to:
This may seem like a daunting task, but with new knowledge and a little bit of practice, you will be able to connect with your children and help them develop into sexually competent people. In honor of this workshop, I’ll be dedicating the next several posts to discussion of tips for parents to talk with their kids about sexuality and pornography. I hope to see you on January 21st!
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I'm here to help us discuss sexuality, gender, sexual media, and social media by integrating information from academic and mainstream sources. I do this so you can be informed about what is going on in the sex research world and apply the research to your life. I hope this process produces more sexually competent people who raise sexually competent kids.
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