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The Double Standard for Girls’ Sexuality

The Double Standard for Girls' Sexuality

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.

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