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Sex Positive Parenting Series in Seattle

October is National Family Sex Education month, and besides this awesome contest where you can win prizes, we are also hosting events in our stores.
This weekend in Seattle we are hosting the Sex Positive Parenting Series put on by Nekole Shapiro, the founder of TantricBirth, and Allena Gabosch the director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture.  The discussion is open, so any topic regarding talking to your kids about sex or creating a sex positive environment for your kids to grow up in, is on the table.

Those moments when your kids, your friend’s kids, or your nieces and nephews ask questions pertaining to sex are going to sneak up on you and faster than you think. It’s good to start thinking  about how to respond now, so that you are prepared or else something like this could happen. We live in a sex negative culture where it is okay for little girls to get bikini waxes, or “Virgin Waxes” and wear push up bras, but taboo to use anatomical words for body parts. This sex positive parenting discussion is a step towards a more sex positive world for all of us.

Personally, I found that talking about sex and body parts happens earlier than you expect. I was singing songs about body parts with my now 9 month old, and while cute to sing about toes and feet, and to point out knees and ears, when he grabbed his penis for the first time, I sure didn’t sing about it. But, like the good sex educator/new mom that I am, I made up a penis song too.
Example topics brought up by participants at past discussions:
My 2 year old daughter likes to grab my penis
My 9 year old son saw his other brother having sex
My child’s classmate is transgendered
My daughter’s preschool called CPS because she liked touching her vagina
My pre-teen daughter asked for a push-up bra

Here is the info for this weekends discussion:

Sex-Positive Parenting Series at the Seattle Store
Sunday, October 23, 10:00AM
Imagine a world without sexual shame. Imagine a world accepting of all types of families. Imagine a world where children talk to their parents about the changes in their bodies and their sexual desires, instead of looking to media for their sex education. If you’re interested in making this world a reality, you won’t want to miss the Tantric Birth Parenting Series. Visit http://tantricbirth.com/TB_Parenting_Series.html

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