What Parents Need to Talk about with Sex & Consent

 Sex speaker & intimacy speaker talking about how parents can teach sexual consent to kids.

Sex speaker & intimacy speaker talking about how parents can teach sexual consent to kids.

I was interviewed for a new podcast called Our Bird Has Flown, about how couples can transition after their last or only child leaves the home. This is a unique phase of life for many married couples. While we do address a bit about what to do about sex and intimacy in this transitional time period, we really delved into how to prepare your kids to be responsible around sexual consent. I gave a lot of pushback to host Paul Bowers about seemingly caring more about the rare young man who is falsely accused of sexual assault, versus all the young women who often experience sexual coercion. It was a heated conversation!

The wide-ranging conversation included:

  • The familial and societal impacts on our sexuality

  • How couples can start talking about sex and intimacy once the kids are out of the house

  • The importance of creating a new version of sex as you age

  • The differences in socialization between girls and boys

  • Issues around consent for teen girls

  • Fear of teen boys being falsely accused of abuse

  • Three things young men should do for healthy, sexually active relationships

Listen to all these intimacy and consent topics for married couples here!

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Relationship Speaker, & Sociologist