I want you to be a sex-wise parent, too. Here’s how I became one.
Professionally-speaking, my interests have included STIs (sexually transmitted infections), women’s sexual and reproductive health, female sexual dysfunction, child sexual development, child sexual abuse and sex education. But ever since becoming a mother in 2006, sex education has been my main interest.
You see, I was surprised by how I reacted to my own child’s sexual behaviour, questions and responses. Why was it that I could talk to one of my clients about their masturbation but I felt uncomfortable talking to my own child about hers?
An intensive search for reliable and practical information, and conversations with many other parents made me realise that I was not alone in my struggle. Other parents also struggled with understanding what sex education was and how to do it.
Sex Ed Rescue was born out of a passion for sex education. I believe that when a parent can talk to their kid about sex in a natural, supportive and shame-free way they do everyone a favour: themselves, their communities and especially their children.
Sex Ed Rescue was established to help parents develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to start talking with their kids about sexuality, relationships and keeping safe.