Why is it awkward to think about our parents
Q from a male, first year from (unknown/not
identified) university wants to know....Why is
it awkward to think about our parents having
Dr. Caron's Answer: We grow up slowly and
for most of our early years that is not our
perception of who are parents are. When we grow up,
it is unfamiliar because we have not seen them in
that light. We were naïve and unaware. It is
hard to imagine them as anything but parents. I
think it is wonderful that our parents can be
loving and caring and get excited about each other
to still be sexually active and express
their love in that way.
© 2010, Sandra L.
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It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the
lover. - Marge Piercy
American teens have the worst of all
worlds...Our children are bombarded and confronted
with sexual messages, sexual exploitation, and all
manner of sexual criticism. But our society is by
and large sexually illiterate. Faye Westheimer
Dr. Sandra L.
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