A sex ed blog with more
My name is Julia. I’m 25, Canadian, and will have a post-grad diploma in Sexuality, Marriage & Family by June 2015. I try to post once/week, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. I like working with teens and adults who have the pleasure of regularly interacting with teens.
Having people to talk about sex with is super important. Many of us feel so uncomfortable asking questions and having discussions because we are scared of the reaction(s) we will get and how we will feel: surprise, shock, embarrassed. I wish that, as a teenager, I had someone in my life I felt comfortable asking all kinds of sex questions to. Relatives don’t necessarily work.
Minors need five adults they can trust. If one of those adults is open and honest about sex, we could have a whole new generation of liberated, educated, young people. I work a lot with teenagers, and we’ve had numerous discussions about what a difference it would make in their lives if sex were a typical dinner conversation topic. Not their parents’ sex lives, per se, but the idea that it’s okay to ask questions and to learn.
Most of us are totally unaware that there is the possibility of non-monogamous romantic and/or sexual relationships until we are into our twenties. A friend of mine differs greatly in her sexual practice. I am so grateful for her candid nature, and I know that I can ask her anything and get a response that I can understand and relate to. I think this is really important when we are talking about sex with anyone. And this is why I am writing this blog. Hopefully, readers will take this all at face value, and further investigating into whatever suits your fancy … literally 😉