My friend sent me this AWESOME video. Glenn Beck hates it. But I love it. Here’s hoping you do, too. Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism by FCKH8.com from FCKH8.com on Vimeo.
Among the things adults need to talk to kids about is, for better or worse, how to interact with police. Kids, teens, adolescents often experiment with authority, challenging it, rejecting it, respecting it. I’m white. My son is white. That makes this conversation somewhat less complicated, at least as regards him, but it’s important nonetheless. […]
I’ve been writing about “the talk,” and a reader sent me a link to Hersake.com. It seems like their goal is to be a sort of repository for videos of women talking about, and demonstrating, their masturbatory and sexual techniques. It’s explicitly conceived of as educational, not pornographic, and the sample video they’ve posted, though […]
This is a topic that’s particularly vexing for me. My parents totally bungled it, doing far worse than saying nothing, and instead, leaving me with a legacy of muddled confusion and zero self-confidence. Even in my forties, I often find myself mystified by this topic. I’ve written a draft post on this subject, but I […]
I hate this word. It implies that one person is letting another do something to her or him. It perpetuates the construction of sex as something that women give to men, that girls let boys have. Don’t get me wrong. The point of consent – that in any sexual encounter between two or more people, […]
I’ve written a bunch in recent days about “the talk.” When most people imagine “the talk,” I think we picture one or two parents awkwardly subjecting a pre-teen or teen to ham-handed and unwelcome parental admonitions and explanations about sex. This is not, at all, what I have in mind. In my house, to my […]
I’ve been writing about the topic of talking about sex with kids, and it occurs to me, porn is kind of a subject unto itself. In one post recommended to me on The Good Men Project, Andrew Smiler, the author, wrote “porn is about as realistic as an unscripted ‘reality’ TV show and as healthy […]
When I asked for people’s thoughts, I got a bunch. Here, I’d like just to respond to a couple of things that people posted/suggested: 1) Adam Savage tells the story of talking to his twin boys about the internet at The Moth. Several readers suggested this, but I was underwhelmed. Take a listen. See what […]
I’ve been writing about “the talk.” Shortly, I’m going to be doing a similar post about porn. Anything you think I should see first? Read first? Hear first? What are your thoughts?
No one ever had “the talk” with me. My parents were, in many ways, quite up front and comfortable with sex and sexuality. In others, not so much. Early on, I knew the basic mechanics of penis-in-vagina sex. (A good friend and I made a fair sum from our second-grade classmates by winning a bet […]