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How to Start Talking about Sex with Children (Part 2)

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 20:24

After reading Part 1, you've decided that you're going to do it. You're going to talk with your kids about sex. You've accepted that they are good people, that their natural inclination is to do good and not harm to others, so you already know this is going to be a conversation, not a sermon.  A process, not an event.  A teaching of how to think, not what to think. 

How to Start Talking about Sex with Children (Part 1)

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 22:24

Most of us parents feel waaay awkward talking to our children about sex because we have no idea what we're doing. Note: the kids are noticeably creeped out too. 

Here are a few no-fail answers to get you and your kids started. Getting the party started: First, ask yourself as a parent if you believe your children are good people who want good for others. Most of us believe in our children so an emphatic "Yes!" means that we really need to focus on a conversation rather than a lesson or, worse yet, a sermon. 

Your Baby Boy's Sexual Health

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 13:24

We plant trees for our grandchildren, the old saying goes. The idea here is a selfless act that prudently provides for a future we may never live to see. Parents who have baby boys have a similar challenge with a health issue that also requires us to consider a future we may never live to see but that can dramatically affect a boy's life in the future. As reported by Men's Journal:

We're All (Mute?) Sexual Beings

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 13:24

For the last few years Sexual Futurist has helped make possible a discussion about human sexuality that could be based on reason and knowledge.  Our most recent effort is a book--the type of book that has never been available before.  Using everyday language with no vulgarity, no scientific terms for anatomy (no discussion of anatomy whatsoever!), and no religious tie-ins we examine the notion of "sexual needs" in the same manner one might take a look at intellectual needs, emotional needs or any other kind of human need.  The book is a celebration of human diversity and human unity: we may

Sex...Funny Thing About That

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Submitted by Steven Ing on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 13:24

Funny thing about sexuality--it can be very funny.  You may have realized this in your house of worship--those guys understand the need to cut up about things that are awkward to discuss.  Or perhaps you experienced sexual humor in a sex education class in school--easier to learn when we can all relax.  Or in your family conversations that involved Aunt Edna (a former missionary), Grandpa Lester (fresh out of a 20-year prison stretch) or after the sour look Mom gave Dad when some familial black sheep pipped up with a lighthearted "Ever hear the one about the preacher (or rabbi or imam) who

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