As a tantric massage therapist, I’m very open about sex and talking about sex. However when it comes to educate my childern, I have to be more careful.
As parents, we have a responsibility to give our children the tools they need to behave responsibly when it comes to sex. Unfortunately, many of us were raised in a culture that treated sex as something shameful or taboo, which can make it difficult to talk openly and honestly with our kids.
But we can’t afford to keep our children in the dark when it comes to sex. Knowledge is power, and by educating our children honestly and openly, we can empower them to make responsible choices. It’s important that we break the cycle of shame and guilt that surrounds sexuality by seeking guidance and therapy to overcome our own hang-ups.
When communicating with our children about sex, we need to be honest and straightforward. We don’t need to volunteer more information than is appropriate for their age, but we should be prepared to answer their questions openly and honestly. We can also teach our children how to set boundaries and limits and introduce them to alternative ways of exploring their sexuality that don’t involve physical contact.
Most importantly, we need to be positive role models for our children. We should show them that love and sexuality are a natural and healthy part of life, and that they should be celebrated rather than hidden away. We can also advocate for more comprehensive sex education in our schools, so that all children have access to the knowledge they need to make responsible choices.
Our children are sages, unencumbered by the limitations and misconceptions that we’ve adopted over the years. Let’s learn from them and embrace a worldview that acknowledges the sacredness and significance of sexuality, regardless of our cultural or religious background. Together, we can empower our children to make informed and responsible choices when it comes to sex.