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Sex, Sleeping Beauty & Seven Year Olds

My 7-year-old daughter asked me a question yesterday that sparked a conversation about sex, pleasure, consent, rape, marriage, sexual fantasies, communication and respect. I want to share it with you for a c...
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Catcalls vs Compliments: Some Guidelines

Street harassment is very much in my news feeds these days. It’s something many of us are paying more attention to. I see a lot of women talking about it – and a lot of men responding somewhat defensively, “We’...

October is Let’s Talk Month

October is Let’s Talk Month, so, let's talk about sex (among other things). I thought I was ahead of the curve. I really did. I’ve talked to my kids about their bodies, about dating, about making out, about se...
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What the Bible says about Abortion

Abortion is very much in the news again with various states restricting it left and right, trying to legislate it away, while a couple of very brave, bold states are actually expanding access. While legally, n...
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8 Reasons NOT to Send Your Son to College

If you want to know if you're about to post a sexist bit of tripe, try swapping out the genders before you post. If your arguments still seem reasonable, carry on. If they suddenly appear to be a bit ridiculous...
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FYI, Teenage Boys

This is in response to a letter posted to teenage girls, at which I took umbrage. Dear boys, I have some information that might interest you. Last night, as we sometimes do, our family sat around the dining r...
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C is for Clitoris

This is the first in a weekly series on sex-positive, feminist parenting from Sexual Health Educator and mommy blogger Bree Ervin.   We live in a culture of hyper-sexualization—especially of women—paired...