So much has been written around educating our girls about sex & self esteem. But what about our boys?
What if our boys grow up thinking that pornography is an example of real sex? That it’s not what the vast majority of their sexual experiences will be like. What if they embark on their sexual relationships with an expectation that their partners will have a bleached a**hole and a selfless desire to please?
What if we teach our boys that sex is a weird & wonderful & icky & hilarious & loving & embarrassing & brilliant thing? What if we teach them about sex early in their lives so they understand that it is a normal part of life, not an illusive, taboo soaked secret that they have to “achieve”. What if we make it something they can talk about with you at any time of day, not something they giggle about behind dodgy magazines at school. What if, when we are teaching our girls that Barbie & Lara Croft & Kim Kardashian & Nikki Benz are NOT NORMAL we make sure that our boys are there to hear it as well?
Granted Miley Cyrus and toy stores and cartoon network ads and ignorant people and Larry Flynt will make it hard for us to make our point. But let’s not give up. Because if your boys and my boys, at the very least, have a healthy respect for woman and sex as they approach their teenage years that’s f****ing awesome news for the young women they will come across in their lives.