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Sex Education, Sex after Pregnancy, the Importance of Toilets, and Even More Weekend Links

March 2nd, 2013 by Elizabeth Kissling
  

3 Responses to “Sex Education, Sex after Pregnancy, the Importance of Toilets, and Even More Weekend Links”

  1. Jay says:

    Yup, I had a theory toilet paper was giving me trouble after using a cheap brand left me in agony…sure enough, switch to ‘family wipes’ and not only did I feel a whole lot cleaner but I also had no irritation and no dry feeling (that had previously had me adjusting myself and my underwear every ten minutes)

  2. Laura Wershler says:

    I often wonder how mothers talk with their daughters about menstruation and periods these days. What books do they use? Pamphets? My mom was a public health nurse and I remember her bringing home a pamphlet and then talking with me about it after I’d had a chance to read it. That was in the early 60s.

    I agree with the Bitch media piece that with girls starting menarche at younger ages, we may need to rethink the education materials we are using. And maybe it’s time to develop new ones for the modern era that take into account all the ways to share information.

  3. Tricia Ong says:

    In response to Laura’s post above, I used a brilliant little book called “The Period Book” here in Australia. That was an “entry point” for discussion. Then we had a lovely number by Kaz Cooke called “Girl Stuff”. Both books had lots of fun visual material and anecdotes for girls to relate to.

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