Scarleteen, Sex Ed for the Real World
I found a site that offers just the truths! As a parent I want my kids to know all the facts and know when something is fiction. Like, "NO it will not fall off if you don't TOUCH IT!!! " Know what I mean???
Teens don't want to know their parents are having sex much less ask them certain questions. Handy dandy books are great for kids, I know this because I have bought a few. I also know they have questions to ask and won't always feel comfortable asking a mom or dad all the time. That website I mentioned earlier may be something you as a parent can bookmark for later. Just a friendly tip. Don't just give it to your teen to look themselves. Talk about it first!! Take a look yourself to make sure you agree with that is being said. You know, responsible parent behavior.
Okay, back to masturbation. I think it's something to talk to your kids about. It's important for them to know it's a natural thing. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. There's nothing wrong with giving yourself pleasure. Girls need to know that they can make themselves feel good without a boy even being present. Here's a great link from Scarleteen that you can even print out and put on your teens bed.
Is Masturbation Okay?
Masturbation is not bad for you physically, sexually or emotionally -- unless it is something you simply do not WANT to be doing -- and can be, in fact, quite good for you. It's been almost twenty years since the American Medical Association declared masturbation a normal and healthy sexual activity, and even then, it was long overdue.
So, Supermom says, "Go forth and Masturbate!"
Let's get this party started and comment with your thoughts about teaching kids all about Masturbation and knowing they can make themselves feel awesome all on their own. No second party needed.