When your mother or grandmother was growing up, they were most likely part of a generation that believed the topics of intercourse, sexuality, and even the function of the human reproductive system were better left in the dark. Though your parents or grandparents might not have learned about body positivity and sex in a healthy way, the future is looking bright and hopeful. Thankfully, you have the opportunity to teach your child about being sex positive. You can show them that there is nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to the once-taboo subject of sex and their relationship to their body.
If you're feeling a little hesitant or uncomfortable at the prospect of having these kinds of discussions with your child, don't freak out. There are some surprisingly simple and benign methods to approach sex positivity in a way that works for a child based on their age or level of comprehension. Obviously some talks are going to be saved for when your kid is a bit older, but there are actually plenty of ways to introduce the topic now to give your child a healthy and solid foundation for sex education. If you're looking for a way to get the conversation going, here are just a few ways to teach your child about sex positivity.