Category Archives: sex education

Age of Consent

Competence to consent is popularly considered an extremely important moral and legal principle when it comes to sex play, but the issue is much more important and profound in the field of health care. This post reviews some of the … Continue reading

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When Virgins Become Eunuchs

In her classic feminist manifesto “The Female Eunuch,” author Germaine Greer argued that sexual liberation is the key to women’s liberation (1). The title of Greer’s best-seller seems to suggest that the gifted writer knew about the neurological consequence of … Continue reading

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Attraction and Arousal

The primary focus of this blog is children’s sexuality, which is normal, natural and healthy, a fact that is widely ignored and neglected, and even flatly denied in some quarters (1), which is not in children’s best interests. The mass … Continue reading

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Faking Orgasm to Hide Sexual Dysfunction

There are several excuses that some women use to hide their difficulty or inability to reach orgasm during conventional intercourse, such as claiming that orgasm isn’t very important (the “closeness” is sufficient), or their partners aren’t competent performers (“too fast”), … Continue reading

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Respecting Children’s Boundaries

In an article entitled “When Are We Crossing a Child’s Sexual Boundaries?” the authors suggest that certain adults (vaguely referred to as “professionals”) are competent to make sexual choices for all children, rather than allowing any other adults to make … Continue reading

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Overstimulation: the Devil in Disguise?

The word “overstimulation” is sometimes used to frighten parents against childhood sexual experience, and implies that sex education is dangerous because (if) it leads to sexual experimentation or exploration. But “overstimulation” is never explicitly defined, and there is never any … Continue reading

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Learning about Love

This post describes my sexual experiences as a child, which were primarily positive experiences. Telling my story is important to balance the popular convention of only reporting negative descriptions of children’s sexual experience. No mainstream publication is willing to publish … Continue reading

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