sex ed

Mommabare: How Do I Talk To My Kids About Sex?

illustration by Julia Green

Your kids need your openness and vulnerability as they navigate the confusing maze that is puberty. So don't be afraid to talk to your kids about sex!

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Story Highlights The Importance Of Teaching Sex Ed

By Timothy Krause [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

How do we expect adults such as Aziz Ansari to understand the components of consent if we are not emphasizing this type of education as early as possible?

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Teaching Boys About Consent Needs To Start Earlier Than You Think

Teaching boys about consent.

There are times when I'm teaching my boys about consent that I think, “But he’s only six!” And then I remind myself, if not now, when?

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Teaching Boys About Consent Needs To Start Earlier Than You Think

Teaching boys about consent.

There are times when I'm teaching my boys about consent that I think, “But he’s only six!” And then I remind myself, if not now, when?

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Celibacy Can't Replace Consent: How Evangelical Sex Ed Fails Teens

Evangelical sex ed fails teens - even thinking about having sex with someone else meant you had already done it in your heart.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Celibacy Can't Replace Consent: How Evangelical Sex Ed Fails Teens

Evangelical sex ed fails teens - even thinking about having sex with someone else meant you had already done it in your heart.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

To My 13-Year-Old Self: I'm Sorry No One Taught You About Your Period

Periods shouldn’t make you unhappy. Periods shouldn’t be painful. Having a vagina shouldn’t be painful.

One day, when you’re twice your age, you’ll write a letter to yourself with all the things no one taught you about your period

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Not Your Grandmother’s Religion: Why My Parochial Education Was A Big Fail

Image CreditL Josh Applegate via Unsplash

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

Not Your Grandmother’s Religion: Why My Parochial Education Was A Big Fail

Image CreditL Josh Applegate via Unsplash

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!

First Love and Condom-Covered Bananas

Melissa asked my mom for a banana and said, “All of the ones at my house have condoms on them.”

Standing in the kitchen of my South Beach condo, I hear in my head what my mom said during my recent visit to California. “Be more vulnerable,” she pleaded while doling out unsolicited dating advice. I break a banana from the bunch on the counter and hastily peel it, shoving it in my mouth as I think of my defense. Is my mother really asking me to expose myself to harm? Showing softness has never come easily. But then the banana reminds me of my childhood best friend, Melissa. I could be soft with her, and she with me. We were vulnerable with each other, even mushy.

If you like this article, please share it! Your clicks keep us alive!