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Sex positive parenting blog

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Bumperlicious · 06/05/2012 16:44

Just wanted to flag up a new blog exploring sex positive parenting. It's // It's still really new but will be worth keeping an eye on.

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SeaHouses · 09/05/2012 19:39

I don't want to give the impression I don't like the blog; I think it is interesting and entertaining.

I suppose I just don't see sex as the focus of parenting. I think that not being ashamed of the body is really important, but I don't think the body or even the naked body are primarily associated with sex, so I don't think sex positive encapsulates that idea very well. I also don't see my role as being to support my children into being sexual adults because not everyone is sexual as an adult, which I don't think implies that those people are 'sex negative.'

But maybe I'm overthinking this. I think being positive about the body is really important though, and I suppose there isn't a good term that springs to mind that is about having a healthy attitude to bodies and an accepting attitude to human sexuality.

LRDtheFeministDragon · 09/05/2012 19:46

That is a really good point sea.

solidgoldbrass · 10/05/2012 00:37

Given the awful sex-negative war on women being enacted in America at the moment (and no, just in case anyone's tired or feeling unusually bitey, I am NOT using that term for a feminist strawperson, I am referring to the insane abstinence-peddling rightwing woman-haters) I think this blog is brilliant and much needed.

AliceHurled · 10/05/2012 07:51

When I was referring the reclaiming and appropriation (which I did do when I couldn't really find the words I meant and had little time) I was referring to the way that 'sex positive' feminists have decided that you can only be positive about sex if you do so through porn, lap dancing etc. to describe someone as sex positive, which are words that have their own meaning, shouldn't carry this baggage. It's like the pro sex anti porn statement. Being pro sex needs to be detached from the way that 'sex positive' feminists have appropriated from general language usage. Although in reality, I'm not really big on reclaiming stuff like that anyway.

LadyCurd · 10/05/2012 11:34

SeaHouses- I don't disagree that not everyone is sexual as an adult but would argue that being "sex positive" (by the blog definition) should encompass that- like you say "an accepting attitude to human sexuality" would also include people who are asexual. I wouldn't think it implies those people are sex negative at all.

Am going to start the poll in a second so if anyone has any genius name ideas- please share!

LadyCurd · 10/05/2012 13:00

Poll is up

racking my brains and those were the best names that came up but if anyone can think of any other better ones please shout!

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist · 10/05/2012 13:24

Answered it. Smile

minimathsmouse · 10/05/2012 17:16

I have just read about Barbie, it's the strangest way of thinking about children and childhood, really quite creepy.

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