An Open Letter to Teens (and Parents) About Sex

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The following is a letter to teenage children about sexuality.  This letter is for all teens, regardless of their age, sexual orientation or political persuasion.  It was written in a spirit that I hope will be seen as free from any particular political agenda, liberal, conservative or otherwise.   My hope is that the values expressed in this letter will be something that many of us can agree upon.  However, if we differ, my hope is that it will at least lead to meaningful conversation.  -MFM.

In our current culture, it is generally assumed that engaging in sexual activity is something that will naturally occur during adolescence.  Read More

Teaching Your Kids to Have “Awesome Sex”

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In a post on his blog, Ferrett Steinmetz wants his daughter to have awesome sex.  Is that a good or a bad thing?  In my view, it depends entirely on what one means by the phrase “awesome sex”.

There is a lot that I like about Steinmetz blog post.  First, Steinmetz is no hypocrite.  He enjoys sex; he wants his daughter to experience the same joy that he experiences from sex.  Why would wish to deny something to our sons and daughters that we hold to be dear?   Wouldn’t we want our children to enjoy the pleasures of such experiences? Read More