I’ve got an epic new episode of We Thrive TV up for you today!
Have you heard the phrase ‘sex-positive parenting’ but aren’t quite sure what it means? Or how to really be ‘sex-positive’?
Are you also coming up against the realization that there are still different expectations based on gender? That your daughter is still doused in a world that tells a certain, limited story about women and girls’ sexuality?
Well then you’re in the right place. Today we’re talking very real ways to support yourself and your kid, starting now, to having a sex-positive home.
We’re diving into girls, sex and gender roles with my new favorite expert: Melissa Pintor Carnagey!
Melissa is a social worker who focuses on empowering parents to take the lead in raising sex-positive kids. Why? Because when parents take the lead, it works: we get well-adjusted sex-positive kids who understand practices like consent, pleasure, and safety.
Melissa is the mother of an 18-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son, and a 4-year-old ‘bonus son’. She and her partner Ryan are raising their family together — and sharing their best-practices in real time — with a focus on shaking the shame and trashing the taboos surrounding sex, the body, relationships, pleasure and safety.
She’s doing this real mothering thing with us, and she’s darn good at it. And I couldn’t be more pumped to share the wisdom of this amazing mama with you.
Click the video below to watch.
Once you’ve gotten a chance to check out the video leave a comment below.
What would sex-positive parenting look like for you in your home right now?
— because collective wisdom rocks,
and we want to hear your take.
We need each other, mama.
P.S. Forward this video to a mom friend who gets the double standard thing. Because sharing is caring, and everyone could use a stronger bond.
Wow, this was so good! What I can do in my home right now with my daughter is to let her know that I am here and ready when she gets to her next level of intimacy with a boy. I’m learning to control my impulses to talk about things that haven’t happened yet and I think sometimes it overwhelms her.
Awesome Aviva! xo
I loved this video. Amazing information. I realize that my daughter likes to move her body in ways I interpret as sexual but that’s my issue. So helpful for the reframe.
I know, right? Such a helpful reframe! xo Sil
Thank you so much for this video . I will be checking out Melissa’s website now as I really need this help at the moment. My teen daughter is so very private and I really hope to make more of a connection with her on this.
I am so glad to hear this Helen! I will be sure to tell Melissa! xo Sil
Wow, I think about so many things as an older mom, but sex is definitely taking more of a roll in my conversations with my daughter. No one talked to me at her age and I realize now my older son had wished we’d been more open with him about it. Thank you so much Sil and Mellisa, now I have the creative inspiration to support the young people I love so much.
You are so welcome, Tina. I so appreciate your comment… so love knowing this has inspired you to support your beloveds. xo Sil
This was so amazing. I so wish I would have been more on top of these things at a younger age, as now I feel so far behind. I am still struggling with how to approach my daughter with some of these conversations without them seemingly coming out of nowhere. I will check out Melissa’s website in search of more tips on how to bring these topics up with my 14 year old as I am really struggling!! Thanks so much!
You are so welcome Michelle. So thrilled you are finding this so helpful. xo Sil
Can we share this on social media? I’m loving these talks and want to share. Can someone tell me how…
Hi Holly, Yes! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org! Hugs, Sil