Pagan Families Flash Points: Let’s Talk About Sex

Last month we launched our new round robin series: Pagan Families Flash Points. We don’t want to host a debate exactly, because the last thing we want to do is fan the flames of any mommy wars, but we are hoping to generate some useful friction around our different parenting philosophies and practices, to shed light on topics that are very dear to us and that we do get fired up about.

Each month we’ll share a topic that we’d love to see lively discussion on. Our regular contributors will write on the topic that month and we invite you to write on your own blog and share the link with us so we can publish your link and enter into dialogue with you. If you don’t have a blog and want to participate we can also publish guest posts on the topic.

Flash Point topic for May:

Let’s Talk About Sex
. An enthusiastic embrace of sexuality is often seen as a defining characteristic of Paganism. How does this play out when children are involved? Do you change or remove sexual elements of ritual? How do you talk about sex with your kids? Do you give them sexual health information or tell them about the sacredness of sex? Do your kids connect sexuality with reproduction? Let’s talk about sex!

We’ll list all the posts on this topic here:

All Acts of Love and Pleasure by Hannah E. Johnston

Why Kids Need Touch, and How Consent Culture Helps Them Get It by Christine Kraemer

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About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is founding editor of Pagan Families, the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and former Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.