Newsflash: Sex is good for you!

That’s a bit simplistic maybe, I could break it down and a few qualifiers, but right now I’m not going to. As an overarching aspect of the human experience, sex has the potential to be an incredibly positive and moving force in an individual’s life – in your life! I hope for each of my readers that the sexual aspect of your life is fulfilling and beautiful.

Accessing that positive and moving sexual force amid the cultural clamor for sexual attention is difficult. It can prove to be downright impossible for some people. We have attention grabbing commercials



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The popular culture is designed to manipulate a viewer in a particular target group and it is very, very good at speaking to the market segment of choice. The external can be so loud that finding the quiet space to get to know one’s self sexually and to find the path to beautiful sexual experiences can feel like searching for your own perfectly proportioned island amid the Atlantic ocean of popular culture. Maybe you can’t even see dry land from where you stand, much less the bit of land that can best support you in your own mental, physical, and sexual health.

All of this is true for every human being, regardless of their age. High quality, comprehensive sexuality education offers a generalized map of the ocean. It won’t lead everyone to the spot they should be, but it does give them a far, far higher chance of understanding themselves and the culture they live in.

I do not understand why, when given the option of providing their children with a map, so many parents prefer to hide it, requiring their children to swim alone in a sea so much bigger than themselves.

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.

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  1. I don’t like the Fiat commercial because I feel as if it reminds us of the double standard between males and females. Why is it okay for a girl to slap a guy, but when a guy slaps a girls he’s a monster?

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