Dear Sex Positive Parenting,
“Sex Positive Parenting” is something I want to do for my kids, which means parenting in a way that aims to bring children up to not be constrained by their gender or gender stereotype, One that celebrates individual differences and supports children to develop emotional resilience, good body image and self esteem, with good relationships skills such as communication, trusting, honesty and understanding of consent, and negative relationships. Sex Positive Parents recognise that sex in an appropriate context isn’t shameful or dirty, and that we shouldn’t be embarrassed about the human body and what it can do.
I realised that there are lots of parents (many of whom are blogging friends) who are also trying to do the same and I thought wouldn’t it be brilliant if we could set up some kind of collaborative sex positive parenting blog where we could all share experiences of all the different aspects of being a sex positive parent- share the positivity, the pitfalls, the unexpected. I thought this would be a resource that I would want to read and to learn from but there isn’t really anything like that out there- just lots of one off blog posts about sex positive parenting, so um I set one up and it’s here:
We already have 12 contributors but I want more! It’s early days and the name probably needed more thought (too late now- soz!), and I still have a lot to learn about collaborative blogging but I hope that over time this blog will grow as people share their ideas, their experiences, their knowledge and learning.
So if you haven’t already- please check out the blog and please join us an contribute.
Lots of love