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Tag Archive | "Sex Ed"

Top 10 Things We Will Tell Our Sons About Sex

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Remember how we said we accidentally bred on the same schedule and both have six-year-old daughters? Well, we weren‚Äôt kidding about that breeding schedule ‚ÄĒ we also each have three-year-old sons. So it‚Äôs only fair that, after publishing the Top 10 Things We‚Äôll Tell Our Daughters About Sex, we should write a follow-up list for [...]

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Comment of the Week: A Cautionary Tale About Shame

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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photo via Flickr An Em & Lo¬†reader told the following cautionary tale in¬†response to our post¬†“Dear Dr. Joe, Can You Break Your Penis During Sex?”¬†Just one more reason why we need be better, shame-eradicating sex education in this country: Dr. Joe, very informative post. I’ve always heard that you cannot break it; however, early in [...]

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The Exact Perfect Way to Have “The Talk”

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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photo via Flickr We don’t know how we missed¬†Julia Sweeney talking about giving The Talk to her curious 8-year-old daughter, but it’s definitely worth a reshare/revisit four years later. Parents, watch and learn (in some cases what not to do):     MORE LIKE THIS ON EMANDLO.COM: When Parents Text Moms Are Kinky People Too [...]

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10 Things We Didn’t Know About Dr. Ruth

Monday, December 2, 2013

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Photo via Dr.Ruth.com The article in the New York Times‘ Real Estate section this past weekend about Dr. Ruth’s three-bedroom apartment in Washington Heights proved her home to be exactly the sort of kooky, over-cluttered place that we’d expect from an 85-year-old, four-foot-seven woman who talks about sex for a living. But here are ten [...]

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Awesome New Book: “What Makes A Baby”

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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One of our favorite sex educators, Cory Silverberg, just came out with a new children’s book called “WHAT MAKES A BABY: A Book for Every Kind of Family and Every Kind of Kid.” It’s brightly illustrated, awesomely inclusive, and very, very sweet. Plus, it makes the perfect gift for families with little ones (or little [...]

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Talking Shit (& Other Kinky Stuff) with Sex Educator Jamye Waxman

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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We and Jamye Waxman go way back. We all got into the sex writing biz long before every college paper had its own sex column. Which is ancient in Internet years. And yet we’re all still so fresh-faced! Jamye is our kind of colleague: frank, feminist, and funny. So we were thrilled when she wanted [...]

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Do Spoiled Children Grow Up to Be Bad Sex Partners?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Is it possible that bad parenting could lead to bad sex? Could spoiled and selfish kids grow up to be spoiled and selfish bed partners? A recent¬†article and book review¬†in The New Yorker, “Why are American kids so spoiled?” got us thinking along these lines. The basic question that journalist Elizabeth Kolbert wants to answer [...]

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What If Your Sex Ed Teacher Wanted You to Enjoy Sex?

Monday, November 28, 2011

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photo via NYTimes.com We were big fans of Laurie Abraham’s even before she stopped by our book club recently and drank red wine with us while we interrogated her about her book, The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples’ Therapy Group. She’s a smart and thoughtful (and funny) writer [...]

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What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Sex

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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photo via flickr And no, we’re not talking about the relative appeal of sex in clogs. We have long sung the praises of Holland’s approach to sex — and, in particular, its approach to sex education. Because Holland has results that we can all agree are worth aspiring to (even bat-shit-crazy Michele Bachmann): The teen [...]

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Rick Perry on Abstinence-Only Education

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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The more we hear about Rick “Hair Helmet” Perry, the more frightened we get.¬†Check out this YouTube clip where he struggles to answer a legitimate question: why does Texas continue to teach abstinence-only programs when they don’t work, since Texas has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the nation? You’ll get serious [...]

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