Conversations

Conversations

Why do we silence sexual assault conversations? Sexual assault in my opinion is a very controversial topic. Not in the sense that people agree or disagree in its seriousness but rather in the degree of how prevalent discussions and conversations surrounding sexual assault should be in our society. I bet if I asked you to define what exactly sexual assault was, a lot of you would be able to give me an answer that is relatively close to its legal definition.  Some of you might even be able to go a step further and recite some facts and statistics surrounding sexual assault. But how many of these facts and statistics would be related to the mental and emotional components of being sexually assaulted? It seems as if the only time it’s okay talking about sexual assault openly is when you’re talking about it in terms of numbers or facts. Why? Because it’s just easier that way, by choosing an apathetic route towards...
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Your Child’s Sexual Wellbeing

Your Child’s Sexual Wellbeing

Not many parents jump at the opportunity to have the talk with their children. Oftentimes they dread that painfully awkward day, and hope that sexual behaviour is something that they can leave to their children’s school teachers or even peers to explain. However, research consistently tells us that young people greatly benefit from—and actually more often prefer—sex education communicated to them through their parents compared to other resources (e.g. peers, the internet, etc.). This is probably surprising to most of us. Unfortunately, we often think just the opposite, and discourage ourselves from engaging in that talk, which subsequently inhibits our children from navigating their sexual health as best they could be.   Now, just because this discussion of sexuality is crucial, does not mean it’s easy. Sure, there will be the relatively easy parts; as in, disclosing to your child that most—if not all—of their friends who refer to themselves as sex gods are in fact virgins, scared to death of how...
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