It is estimated that 10-12% of humanity is part of this minority that is hated by 2/3 of the world’s people. Labeled “broken”, “sinister”, “untrustworthy”, this segment of the world’s population has been widely punished and subjected to conversion tactics.Read More
Right now there’s a bunch of misinformation traveling through Californian parenting circles about what our state actually requires regarding sex-ed in schools.
We get it. What other topic causes this kind of gnarly gut twisting parental discomfort?
But at More Than Sex-Ed we take our mission to support parents and guardians in their role as primary sexuality educators for their children very seriously. We recognize the widely varying perspectives parents have regarding sexuality and values.Read More
Co-parents don’t always agree on what is age appropriate for their child. This can be particularly delicate when the topic of age-appropriate sex education comes up. In my experience as a sex educator, the “how young is too young?” type of question is often the first question parents have about their children's sexual education.Read More
Mister Rogers was such a powerful force for good in the world. I watched the recent documentary about him, and was so struck by his profound ability to listen.
His resonant message is that when our culture becomes increasingly shallow and complicated, we need to find the deep and simple.
Which made me reflect on our mission at More Than Sex-Ed.Read More
A central part of More Than Sex-Ed’s mission is to support parents in providing their children with the healthiest possible messages about sexuality—and we know that even the most caring and open-minded parents can struggle with this. The good news is, no single “talk” will make or break your teen’s self-confidence or decision-making skills; the best thing you can do is cultivate open, honest, ongoing dialogue about everything. Sex talk, when your child is ready, will grow out of that. Here are some tips we hope may be useful:Read More
One boy in the circle had a deeply thoughtful expression on his face.
Eyebrows knit together, he raised his hand.
“So . . . if you ask somebody if they want to have sex, and they say no . . . can you still say, like, ‘ok, do you want to cuddle?’ Like, is that okay?”Read More
Let’s consider just how much of our life experience involves sexuality. What else consumes our thoughts the way that longing for intimacy and sexual fulfillment does? How preoccupied as adolescents are we with our sexual identity and worries about whether we are normal? How much of middle and high school is spent navigating the turbulence of attraction and relationships? And that’s only the segue into what we hope is lifelong healthy sexuality!Read More
Flower, wee wee, winkie, tootie, hoo hoo, noodle, ding ding, front bum. Spend any quality time with the preschool set and you are likely to hear all manner of colorful vocabulary for body parts.Read More
Halloween is approaching! This is an excellent opportunity to embrace and celebrate our inner beings, alter egos, and true selves with gusto, confidence, and flare. Too bad Halloween doesn’t happen more often, right?!Read More