Girls and Sexual Identity- The Pleasure Factorhttp://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/29/472211301/girls-sex-and-the-importance-of-talking-to-young-women-about-pleasure

th-1As the mom of a thirteen year old girl I’ve thought a lot about how to talk to her about sex. When I hear that  many girls have their first sexual experiences while drunk and with a person they don’t have a significant emotional attachment to I worry. That’s hardly the experience I want for my daughter. I want my daughter to feel empowered, confident and respectful of her sexuality. My hope is that through open conversation I can equip my daughter with the tools to make the right choices so that she doesn’t feel the need to use her sexuality as a weapon to achieve a distorted sense of the amazing girl she truly is.

Below is a link to an important interview that I recently listened to with Peggy Orenstein, author of “Girls & Sex, Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/29/472211301/girls-sex-and-the-importance-of-talking-to-young-women-about-pleasure

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  1. Wow! Powerful and eye opening. At nearly 50, I’m even confused by the mixed messages that girls and women experience. I would have loved to have had more open discussions on sexuality as a young girl. We try to equip our children with the necessary academic tools to be successful but it seems we fall short when it comes to interpersonal/relationship tools. Thank you for posting!

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