Never too late in the Summer for Sex Ed

Summer vacation is sadly (or gladly for some) coming to an end. The kids are on their way back to school, and another year begins.  A friend of mine has a daughter starting middle school this fall, and vowed she would talk to her about sex and sexuality before Labor Day.  She started saying this …

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Putting Pleasure into Sex Education

My younger patients, twenty and under, are often confused and seem a little uncomfortable when I ask them about their “Desire” for sex.  Their answers include: “fine,” or “ok.”  I will then try and make them more comfortable and normalize the idea that sexual desire is a normal and healthy part of life. Many women …

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Talking to kids about sex: really?

I loved this blog post! I think it illustrates yet again the pitfalls around talking to kids about sex. Too little information? Not great. Too much information? Also not great. But when push comes to shove, I’d err towards too much information. And this interaction illustrates it beautifully. When there’s too much information, or when …

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Your kids and talking about…sex!

So here is another mother’s blog talking about how her kids discovered sex. My daughter babysits for this family and loves them. When she saw this blog she forwarded it to me because she knew I’d love it. I think it’s worth a read. First of all, because it will make you laugh…and second, because …

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Talking to kids about sex.

Some people are really uncomfortable talking to their kids about sex. In some ways they are sometimes ahead of the game because at least they know that their not having productive conversations with their kids about sex. I can’t tell you how many people I know who think they are perfectly comfortable talking about sex …

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