Resources for Sex Positive Parenting
Sex-positive people believe that sexual activity between consenting adults is a natural part of being human, and that sexual exploration and pleasure are healthy and nothing to be ashamed of. Being a sex-positive parent means that I want my kids to grow up without the shroud of shame and secrecy that too often surrounds sex in our culture. I want them to feel empowered, to learn to love themselves and their bodies, and to understand what having responsible sexual relationships looks and feels like.
I don’t want to have “the talk” with my boys, I want sex and sexuality to be an ongoing, open conversation between us. When they have questions, I want them to know that they can come to me, or to any of their three other parents, and ask us. That even when it feels embarrassing it’s probably something we have thought about or experienced too, and we are here to answer their questions; or if we don’t have answers, to help them find some. These are some of the resources I’ve gathered in my quest. Please comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a suggestion for a resource not listed here!
Learn the facts about sexual health with articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and just about everything…
Home — Sex Positive Families
Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids is the bestselling guide to creating an open, shame-free connection with the young…
Scarleteen | Sex Education For The Real World
Inclusive, comprehensive, supportive sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults.
Sex Education and Sex Toy Reviewing Comic! We think sex is pretty rad! Using humor and research, our awesome comics are…
AMAZE - Age appropriate info on puberty for tweens and their parents
AMAZE takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in fun, animated videos that give you all the answers you actually…
Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human
Amazon.com: Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (9781984893147): Moen…
Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up
Amazon.com: Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up (9781620106594): Corinna, Heather…
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU
Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU [Silverberg, Cory, Smyth, Fiona] on Amazon.com. *FREE*…
Articles & Essays
Finding My Way as a Sex Positive Parent
Opportunities to talk to kids about sex come up all the time.
How To Be Sex Positive Even When It’s Uncomfortable
When your teenagers ask uncomfortable questions, your response can shape their sexuality.
Sex-Positive Parenting: How and Why you Should Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality
Ideas and resources to help you make the conversations more impactful and less cringe-worthy.