What My Mom Taught Me About Sex
As an adult I have looked back on my sex education and feel really grateful. I went to school in a city with a very thorough and liberal sex ed program. I had a mom who would sit up late and have really honest conversations with me. I had an older sister who took it upon herself to teach me the lessons of life through her trials and tribulations…I was surrounded by smart, independent and resilient women.
I don’t have any memory of one specific sex talk from my mom. I know that there were instances where she would politely tell me that something was inappropriate. Like when I would walk through the house singing Salt-N-Pepas “Shoop” or the time I referenced a blow job, thinking it had to do with blowing air in someone’s face. Then there were the times when she would try and de-stigmatize sex. Like when she asked if I wanted to try and rent the porn Sylvester Stallone was in.
Through everything, my mom is who taught me how to relate to people and gave me great dating advice (thanks again for the day of shopping and listening to a break up mix tape my junior year). As I have taken steps into my own womanhood, I have had the pleasure of spending time with my mom and learned that my mother and grandmother went through the same moment of growth that I myself had just passed through with my divorce…the moment when you realize that you can and will survive and don’t need anyone else around to do it. My mom is a total bad ass who continues to amaze me everyday and I feel lucky to have such an amazing woman in my life. This post is not entirely sex specific but I do believe that these moments and women in my life have shaped me to become the strong, proud, mother and sexuality educator that I am today.
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