Modeling Positive Sexual Behavior

QUESTION

Dear Sexperts,
I read in your book that mothers need to model positive sexual behavior for their kids. What do you mean when you say that?

ANSWER

Cathy: Children learn what it means to be an adult by watching their parents. When they see a happy, sexually-fulfilled mom who conducts relationships consistent with her own values, they learn that sex is natural and they stand a better chance of forming mature relationships of their own some day.

-- Cathy and Anne
The Sex Expert Team

Cathy and Anne

Cathy Winks and Anne Semans have been passionate advocates of sex education for over 15 years. As authors of the bestselling The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex and Sexy Mamas: Keeping Your Sex Life Alive While Raising Kids, they continue to spread their philosophy that everyone is entitled to a happy and healthy sex life.

Anne wrote the online "Sex and Parenting" column for the popular magazine Hip Mama and is the Marketing Manager at the women-owned toy store, Toys and Babeland. She is the mother of two girls.

Cathy is a health educator at The Sperm Bank of California, providing information and support to women and men who are building families through donor insemination. She lives with her partner, Becky, and their son.