If porn is shaping teens perception of how we are expected to behave sexually, we’re in a world of trouble. This may be the reality parents now face. Birth & sexual health educator and mother Lael Stone shares her pearls of wisdom of how we can best speak to our teens about sex to shape a healthy and supportive future.
In today’s episode you’ll learn;
01:00 – Our guest Lael Stone, a birth, parenting and sexuality educator, explains the importance of empowering teenagers to make choices that feel good for them.
03:30 – We discuss the sexual education we got back in the day. Do we get enough information as teenagers?
05:20 – Why is “the conversation” heavier and more serious for women and what can we do to change this?
07:00 – Lael talks about the importance of knowing our hormones.
08:10 – Bringing it back to the biology – Cecelia talks about a great TV show to help kids understand their bodies and helps with the “awkward” conversations.
09:15 – What age we should start talking to kids about sexuality and how can we normalize the conversation?
12:25 – Lael explains why it’s important to have conversations with kids about their bodies early on.
14:50 – This day in time porn is our biggest educator – what are the biggest risks of children watching porn and how can we minimise these risks?
17:30 – Lael talks about a free program called Culture Reframed – a program you can do with your teenagers about sexuality.
19:10 – We are a very repressed culture but teenagers seem to want more information. How can we help them?
21:00 – What impact does social media have on teenagers?
23:00 – How we can get rid of labels and teach mutual respect.
24:50 – Cecelia finally gets a chance to talk about oxytocin, she’s been wanting to do this for a very long time! What does this hormone have to do with sex?
26:10 – When is oxytocin released and how can we tap into it?
28:10 – The importance of teaching young people about their hormones and tuning into their body.
30:10 – Lael explains why education is so powerful and why we need to open up conversations.
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