Sexual health and sexual functioning

Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self, by Sallie Foley, MSW (2012)

The New Male Sexuality, by Bernie Zilbergeld (2012)

Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma

Talking to kids about sexuality

Deborah Roffman’s Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking Sense About Sex, and Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person About Sex

Deborah Haffner’s From Diapers to Dating and Beyond the Big Talk

Laura Berman’s Talking to Your Kids About Sex

Any of these will provide a very good basis for learning how to make the conversations you have more comfortable for everyone.


Books for kids about sexuality

By Robie Harris

For 2 year olds: Who Has What? All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’ Bodies

For 4 year olds: It’s Not the Stork

For 7 year-olds: It’s So Amazing

For 10 year-olds: It’s Perfectly Normal

The best part is, that if you’re really nervous, you can just go buy the book and leave it around the house where the kids will just happen to find it. After you’ve read the book for parents, you’ll have provided your kid with lots of excellent, ACCURATE information about their body, and be ready to field any questions, at an appropriate level for your child. How easy is THAT?