EP128 - Talking to Your Child About Sex 

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Welcome to episode 128 of the Sexology Podcast! Today is a solo episode where I speak more in depth about talking to your kids about sex.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The sex negative messages we receive as kids
  • What to do if you catch your child involved with sexual activity
  • Learning how to communicate the subject of sex to your child
  • The importance of talking about your values
  • Understanding that children are naturally curious about sex
  • The common sexual behaviours between child age groups
  • Be comfortable in using the correct names and terminology around sex
  • The importance of teaching them about personal boundaries
  • Providing clear information around safety
  • Having a good dialogue about sex on the internet
  • Understanding the importance of not providing negative information around body changes
  • Talking about basic self-contraception
  • Having a continued discussion around masturbation and consent
  • Explaining the various different sexual interests people will have

Resources

Age 10 & up:

What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: Revised Edition by Lynda Madaras

What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: Revised Edition by Lynda Madaras

It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) by Robie H. Harris

Age 9 & up:

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships by Ruth Bell

Age 7 to 11:

The Care & Keeping of Us: A Sharing Collection for Girls & Their Moms by Cara Natterson

Age 4 to 8:

Those are MY Private Parts by Diane Hansen

Age 4 & up:

It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends (The Family Library) by Robie H. Harris

https://siecus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Guidelines-CSE.pdf

https://www.nctsn.org/resources/sexual-development-and-behavior-children-information-parents-and-caregivers

https://oasis2care.com/contact-nazanin-moali-psychologist/

Bonus Episode, Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/

Bonus Episode, Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/

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Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio

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