How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex!!
No parent is ever really prepared for the question “where do babies come from?” but thankfully there are ways you don’t have to make it as weird as our parents did. In this episode, we chat with sex educator and author Cory Silverberg about theirnewest book, “You Know, Sex” and learn how to chat in curious and age appropriate ways about body parts, consent, identity, porn and other so-called “unmentionable” topics (we promise it’s not as scary as it sounds!)
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**You asked for a longer episode so we brought it!! Let us know what you think!
We think this episode really needs to be listened to in its entirety but for those who like to jump around, below are some time codes where you can jump around to various topics.
@03:00 – Cory shares what it was like growing up with a father who was a sex therapist (spoiler: it wasn’t like the show Sex Education lol)
@05:27 – We chat about shame and where it ACTUALLY comes from
@07:20 – What the research says when it comes to kids trusting their parents when it comes to sex education
@07:47 -Josie asks about what she can say to her two kids about sex in an age appropriate way
(When they start asking about sperm!!)
@11:55– Why you shouldn’t panic when kids ask about sex…because it’s not really always about sex!
@13:07 – How to answer the question “where do babies come from?” in a way that doesn’t have to be about sex (intercourse) at all!!
@14:40 – Is slang okay or should we be encouraging kids use “proper” names for genitals?
@16:35 – What age do kids actually start knowing their sexuality and how they identify?
@21:57 – How to talk about sex and baby making when your child has a disability
@28:45 - The average age kids are first seeing porn (It’s younger than you think!), what can we do to protect them, and how we can talk to them about it.
@36:55 – why you need good sex education books around the house
@37:52 - Tips for parents who feel completely lost when it comes to starting “the talk”, how you can start to get kids to think critically about things like sexism and relationship stereotypes.
If you’re looking for even more, you can find some other sex education resources here: