How do we teach our daughters to respect their bodies, while still being curious about their sexuality? What do you say to a 2 or 3 year old in the bath? Would you tell a 10-year-old what the clitoris is for?
If you’re squirming in your chair, so am I, but this is important issue if we really want our kids to normalize sex. Body liberation and sexual liberation go hand in hand. Find out why Peggy Orenstein, bestselling author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape and Cinderella Ate My Daughter, thinks we all gotta start doing a whole lot more talking to our kids and teens about what’s normal with our bodies and in sex for everyone’s health and well-being.
Listen here to Episode 31 here:
An obvious heads up that this episode contains some adult themes and language.
Peggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape and Cinderella Ate My Daughter. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Peggy has also written for such publications as The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, Time, and The New Yorker, and has contributed commentaries to NPR’s All Things Considered and the PBS Newshour.
- Peggy’s TedX talk: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure
- Peggy on NPR: ‘Girls & Sex’ And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure
- Peggy’s latest book: Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape
- Check out all of Peggy’s books
Peggy photo credit: Michael Todd