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Breast Pride and Breastfeeding

Where does breast shame come from? Is it instinctive or learned behavior? When babies are born they feel no shame. Before infant bottle formula was invented there was no need to cultivate breast shame. Even religious art commonly depicted Jesus … Continue reading

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Is Your Child a Sex Maniac? Part 3

“…the challenge of all human relationships: accepting people as they are, while fostering further integration and growth.” – Daniel J. Siegel. Please read the previous posts first: Is Your Child a Sex Maniac  and Is Your Child a Sex Maniac … Continue reading

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Is Your Child a Sex Maniac? Part 2

Please read the previous post first: Is Your Child a Sex Maniac? to understand the context of this topic. Helping children learn and grow is an ambitious undertaking of enormous complexity that requires infinite patience and a large dose of humility. … Continue reading

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Body Literacy

Before moving on to discuss some very sensitive aspects of sex hysteria, namely published descriptions of children who have been observed behaving sexually and are sometimes labeled “sexualized” or even “disturbed,” it is important to discuss some more general topics … Continue reading

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Sex at Dawn: Challenging Prudish Dogma

A recent book presents some evidence that monogamy is actually new to human beings, and one reason why exclusive sexual relationships are so problematic is because our brains and bodies weren’t designed for long-term sexual fidelity (1).  There’s hope for … Continue reading

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Child Sex Abuse Hysteria

Several authors have documented the hysteria over child sex abuse in the past (1,2,3,4), but the hysteria continues today and is even becoming entrenched. I’ve documented one writer’s clearly hysterical prescriptions against child nudity and physical contact with children in … Continue reading

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Bad Touch: Education or Hysteria?

“…erotic pleasure is a gift, and can be a positive joy to people at every age.” – Judith Levine. Beginning school is a crucial time in a child’s life, especially for those who have little experience with other children (no … Continue reading

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Empathy for Children 2

In my last post I discussed empathy for children in general terms, the complexity of empathic understanding, and the difficulty adults have in feeling empathy for children. As other authors have pointed out, empathy is sometimes difficult even between adults: … Continue reading

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Alfred Kinsey and the Sexual Revolution

After the Allied victory in World War Two there was a mood of optimism and boldness in the U.S. that might be difficult for later generations to imagine. The world seemed to be making progress. Kinsey was a zoologist at … Continue reading

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Nudity and Decency

Recently there has been a lot of public debate about what constitutes “decency.” The topic isn’t new, but it regains popularity now and then. In the past mothers exposed their breasts to feed their babies in public, even in church, … Continue reading

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