Category Archives: Parenting while Sex Aware

Owning the Awkward

If I had a dollar for every time my kids said, “Mom, that’s so awkward!” I could fund universal childcare for us all. Since they’re teenagers now, I can look back over the years and see how awkward has evolved. Cuz while the exclamation is the same… what provokes it has changed. Me dating is […]

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Normalize Not Scandalize

Last week a journalist from Denmark reached out to me. She wants to know, and apparently her readers at the Danish magazine she writes for also want to know, why parents in the US have such a hard time discussing sex and gender with our children while parents in Denmark find it quite natural. Damn. […]

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Feminist Father’s Day 2014: #feministfathersday

I’m sharing this call to make this Father’s Day a Feminist Father’s Day and for dads, papas, bapas, and all parents along the masculine gender spectrum to embrace feminism and resist misogyny in our families and society written by Tomas Moniz, Chris Crass and the Rad Dad Magazine Collective for Feminist Father’s Day 2014. In the wake […]

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June’s Resource Round Up!

Hiya parents! Every few weeks I check in with my folks on Facebook and twitter to see what resources they’re looking for. Based on last week’s responses I’ve got some good info to share. First up, from Lily: “How to help educate parents about normal [as if there is a normal, using it for lack […]

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You wanna know what pisses me off?

I just got home from my daily BART ride. I should be cooking dinner, but there’s no way that’s gonna happen until I write what happened down. You ever get like that? Have to write something down so that you can get on with your day? Just me? Damn, ok. On today’s episode of “what […]

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Top 10 tips to sex-positive parenting

My top 10 tips to start being a sex-positive parent today: 1. Decide what your values around gender and sexuality actually are. 2. Make the decision to act on those values. 3. Accept that as a parent, conversations with your children about sexual behavior, sexuality and gender will happen continuously throughout your relationship. 4. Communicate […]

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Guest Post by Mama K- When The Book You Gave Someone’s Child Has Content They Might Not Approve of (aka Whoops)!

I’ve got another guest post for your reading enjoyment. Pleased as punch to introduce you to Mama K! (Cross-posted from moms in Babeland blog with the authors permission.) This post is about books and stories that help us to understand life, but that might not be so easy to digest. I remember falling in love […]

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Guest Post by the amazing Julie Barr

This post is written by another sex-positive parent, Julie Barr. Julie is a 42-yr-old mom of two sons, ages 13 and 8 years old. This post was originally published on the Good Vibrations magazine site and is cross posted with Julie’s permission.  Last week I wrote about raising sex positive kids and touched on my dreams […]

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Talking to your Teens about Condoms


So I came of age in California during the 1990’s and we had some seriously awesome sex ed. By the age of 15 my entire peer group knew to use condoms to prevent pregnancy and stop the spread of HIV. Every teenager I came into contact with understood the importance of condom use. There was […]

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Sex-Positive Parenting in Stereo

I’ve got three ways for you to hear more about sex-positive parenting. The first is a podcast you may or may not be familiar with depending on your relationship to non-monogamy. “Life on the Swingset” is podcast that discusses ethical non-monogamy in a group format. I was invited to the swingset to discuss parenting while […]

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