How conversations about sex, love, and equality play out clearly differ depending on where you live. In this episode, you’ll hear from Bonnie Rough, author of “Beyond Birds and Bees: Bringing Home a New Message To Our Kids about Sex, Love, and Equality.” Bonnie and host Christine Koh talk about Bonnie’s observations about the differences between American and Dutch cultural approaches to sex, bodies, love, and more. They talk about Bonnie’s experience abroad, as well as her impression that, “American culture has confused the body with sexuality, sexuality with eroticism, eroticism with shame, and shame with safe keeping.”
Become An Askable Parent is a podcast from AMAZE.org. AMAZE creates free educational videos + resources to help families talk openly, honestly, and less awkwardly about sex, health, relationships + growing up. The goal of the podcast is to help parents learn how to communicate better (even when they don’t have all the answers!) so their kids know that they can ask them anything.
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