I’m a mum, I am in your shoes, I have two people relying on me to get them through to adulthood. And I have firsthand knowledge of how easy it is to f**k everything up.
Parents play a critical, if not the most important role, when it comes to sex education. In fact, teens who report having good conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sex, have fewer partners and use birth control. Sounds like something we should all be doing, but are we? And is it enough?
“Children learn their sexual behaviours and if these are not sex positive, then they will be another statistic in the therapy room”
The best way to give our children what they need, is to be okay, comfortable and confident with our own sexuality. To understand our own beliefs and values, and ensure that these are truly what we want and need, or are they simply footsteps of those who came before us?!
Children see all, the absorb all, I call this ‘the Sponge Effect’. If they absorb positivity, then in all hopes, this is how they will continue to feel going forward, if they are absorbing our fears and shame, our embarrassment and even issues, then they could create their own more damaging view on pleasure.