Everybody's NOT doing it

I have spoken candidly about my sex education in the past. And, as sporadic as it may have been, it is nothing compared to my Mother's introduction to the topic, which took place when a nun drew a giant penis on the blackboard with pink chalk (because, really, what other color chalk would you use?)....more

Are You Prepared to Talk to Your Children About STD/Is?

As the number of people living with STDs is on the rise, it becomes increasingly important to learn the basics of marvelous sexual education. In the United States today, around 19 million new infections are thought to take place on an annual basis, and almost half of that number occurs in young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four....more

My Mom Used Pancakes to Teach Me About Sex

When I was nine, my Mother showed me a video in which a mother created a uterus and ovaries out of pancake batter to show her friend's daughter how menstruation worked. Some of you may be weirded out by this, others of you will have a vague memory of the video and rest of you will be shocked at how many hits come back when you Google "pancake batter menstruation video." (Evidently, lots of people have fond memories of that video.)...more
hlpleasurecoach BlogHer My Mom used pancakes & food to hide, deny, & obliterate the very ...more

Let's Talk About Sex

 (and yes, I am singing the Salt 'n' Pepa lyrics as I typed that title out) ...more

When Should You Talk to Your Children About Pornography?

When I was eight years old, my friend Annie told me about a movie she saw at home. She described scenes of a naked woman riding a horse and a man peeing in a woman's mouth. Many (many) years later, I realized Annie had watched one of her father's porn videos. (Is this a "Sorry, Mom" moment? I don't know.) As countless comedians have pointed out, porn is so much easier to come across these days—both for adults and children. So, because of that, we need to be able to talk to our children about it....more
I started watching softcore porn in kindergarten. It's because I had a TV in my bedroom. I ...more

I just had THAT conversation with my 6 year old!!!

I had THAT conversation with my 6 year old the other day. You know the one… how do babies get out of their mommies?Our drive home always takes us past the hospital my youngest son was born at, and some days we shout out, “There’s Joey’s hospital!”That’s exactly what we did the other day, and then everything changed when Ben, my 6 year old, said, “Mommy can babies be born any place besides a hospital?”Innocent enough question… so I thought.Here’s what happened next:...more

Let's talk about sex again

My son has an imaginary wife. And he loves to tell me stories about her.Her name is Captain Flamers. She is a cowgirl and she was sick for a long time, but he took good care of her until she was better. She and he like to ride horses together. "Do you kiss?" I ask him....more

Parents, have you talked to your kids about sex & other awkward stuff yet?

 Parents, have you talked to your kids about sex, suicide & other awkward stuff yet?http://bratbusters.com/start-talking-kids-sex/Happy Parenting,Lisa  ...more

Vintage Dating Advice for Tweens & Teens: Pet Your Dog, Not Your Date

I am about to let you all in on a big secret. I hope you’re sitting down, especially if you’re my mom. Your image of me is about to be changed forever.I am a primary custodian of a child that I am genetically tied to. You wouldn’t know it by looking at her, because she lacks my stunning jowls and facial birthmarks, but she is indeed mine. We are cosmically linked through DNA.How did this baby come to be? What did I have to do to get her?Your skills in deduction are as sharp as you think you are. Congratulations on a college degree well-earned!...more
@Julie Runov Thanks!more

Sex Ed in Public Schools

Sex Ed in Schools – including LGBTQ  Radio Segment, CHNL Radio, Kamloops, June 18, 2013, 9:30 a.m....more