Nadine Thornhill: Mummy Sex

Nov
03
2016

The Bullshit Myth of the "Strong" Woman

Are Women Made to be "Stronger" than Men?

The Myth of the Strong Woman

There’s been some hoopla this week surrounding the development of “male” hormonal birth control. If you’re not up to speed, here’s what’s going on: researchers studying the efficacy of hormonal injections on reducing sperm production, stopped their clinical trials because the test subjects were experiencing side effects. Many of the reported effects were classified as mild to moderate; they included symptoms such as acne outbreaks, increased libido and mood swings.

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Sep
21
2016

I'm 40... and I Still Give So Many F*cks

This where I thought I'd be. But I might be where I need to be.

I'm 40... and I Still Give So Many F*cks

I’ve wanted to be 40 since I was 15. Back then, 40 seemed really, really old...but being old didn’t bother me. At 15 I wasn’t certain where I wanted to go in life and I sure as hell didn’t know how I would get there. So I looked to the future, to a me who existed 25 years the future and had everything sorted. I was banking on becoming a 40 year-old Nadine with a killer career, happy home and probably a baller car. I also assumed that by 40, I’d stop caring what people thought. Because 40 was the age of zero fucks.

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I'll Tell You How To Talk To A Woman Wearing Headphones | YummyMummyClub.ca

Dan Bacon made Internet waves today when his missive for creepers, “How To Talk to A Woman Who Is Wearing Headphones” went up over at Modern Man. The title alone warrants a hard eye-roll, but I suggest you suppress the urge. The body of Bacon’s article is so much more exasperating and I want to spare you the conjunctivitis.

The post includes a list of “common mistakes that guys make when approaching women with headphones.” Fellas, beware the following pitfalls when trying to woo a lady away from her playlist:

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Jun
09
2016

What I'm Telling My Young Son About the Stanford Rape Case

Facing My Fears About What Happened In Stanford

Talking to Our Kids About Rape and Consent | YummyMummyClub.ca

If you’ve been on the Internet this week, there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard about the Brock Turner case, the powerful statement his victim read in court, and his father’s infuriating plea for Brock’s already light sentence to be overturned completely.

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May
06
2016

What's it Like to be a Mom?

It's not easy to put into words...but I'll try.

Flowers from my son!

“What’s it like to be a mom?”

A friend of mine posted the question on her FB wall last week. I’ve been a mom for nine years, and in that time, I’ve read and heard opinions from virtually everyone about what being a mom should be. Folks have told me what they think I’m doing well and what they think I’m do wrong raising my son. But I’m not sure anyone had ever flat out asked me, "what it’s like to be a mom?"

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Apr
04
2016

The Truth About Teens & Sexting

Do kids today have any boundaries?

Teens and Sexting | YummyMummyClub.ca

So….sexting.

I’ve read a lot of pieces about teens and sexting. Most begin with a warning to families that they should sit down, brace themselves or do whatever it is they do before someone hits them in the face with bad news. In keeping with convention, here are my words of caution before we delve into this topic:

Don’t freak out.

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Mar
04
2016

What to Tell Kids About Sexual Assault

Understanding consent is essential to positive and romantic relationships

Talking to Kids About Sexual Assault | YummyMummyClub.ca

This past week a court ruled that pop singer Kesha was obligated to honour her contract with record producer Dr. Luke, despite her claims that he’s physically and sexually assaulted. When verdict became big news when fans and supporters took over Twitter with the hashtag #FreeKesha.

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Igniting Your Sexual Desire | YummyMummyClub.ca

When my partner and I first got together, my desire for him was strong. Everything about him - his blue jean eyes, the sound of his voice, his aptitude for math and puzzles - all of it turned me on.

When I was around people like my partner or my cute friends or hot strangers, I’d feel the fiery yearning of desire. I didn’t know a lot about sex at the time, but I knew this was the first step on the road to Sexytown.

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Dec
09
2015

How to Make a Safer Sex Starter Kit

Get The Basics To Help Protect Your Kids

How to make a safer sex starter kit | YummyMummyClub.ca

Safer sex is a major concern for parents and families, especially those with teenagers who are or might become sexually active. Ultimately, we can’t make our kids sexual health decisions for them but we can still support and encourage  safer sex practices.

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Oct
29
2015
Being a feminist for Halloween not only means being sensitive to other races and cultures, it can also mean being a positive role model to your children about sex and sexuality on Halloween! | Parenting | YummyMummyClub.c

Laci Green is probably the best known sexuality vlogger on YouTube. Recently, she put together some tips on How To Be A Feminist For Halloween. Not surprisingly, a lot of her advice also applies to having a sex positive Hallowe’en. Basically, how NOT to be a weenie this Halloweenie. 

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Oct
13
2015
hula hoop for fitness

Brass Vixens is a Toronto-based studio - actually three studios - offering pole dancing and fun fitness solutions for folks who want to have sexy, sensual fun. After having been part of another pole dance franchise, CEO and founder Shannon Crane established her own business over four years ago and it’s been thriving ever since. I hadn’t had a chance to visit Brass Vixens since my return to the T Dot, so when I got an invitation to come out and try a class of my choice, I was game!

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Captain Underpants The Saga of Sir Stinks a Lot

​​Anyone who can make my kid laugh is tops in my book. That’s why I’m a big fan of Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series. Pilkey’s books follow the misadventures of elementary school anti-heroes Harold and George, two young boys with big imaginations and a penchant for wreaking havoc.

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Aug
27
2015

Is Pornography Bad For Your Relationship?

It could be, if it's done in secrecy or with shame

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Is watching pornography when you’re in a relationship a problem?

The answer depends on the people involved and their feelings about porn and each other.

Pornography, in and of itself, is a form of entertainment. Yes, it has very naked people, and some of those people can perform astounding feats of sex the likes of which ye have never seen! But for many people, porn is similar to books, TV, movies, sports or hobbies. It’s a fun, pleasurable pastime - something they might enjoy with a partner or on their own.

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Jun
19
2015

What the Heck is a Vagacial?

Has personal grooming reached the final frontier?

Has personal grooming reached the final frontier?

The vagacial is the latest in genital grooming trends. It’s similar to a facial, with deep cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing, and a variety of masks and serums, but instead of the face, all that fancifyin’ action is focused on the vulva.

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Jun
01
2015

Pleased to Meet You, Caitlyn Jenner!

The "do"s and "don't"s of talking about gender

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Congratulations to Caitlyn Jenner!  After coming out as transgender in April, the 65 year-old Olympian reintroduced herself to the world this week with a Vanity Fair cover and a new social media presence. In fact she gained 1.4 million Twitter followers within 4 hours of creating her account.
 
A lot of us are talking about Caitlyn: her new name, her new look, and what her life will be like moving forward.

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Apr
29
2015

Don't Boycott Sex Ed - Do THIS Instead

3 Things Parents Can Do Instead Of Pulling Kids From School

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A Facebook group is calling for Ontario parents and caregivers to keep their kids out of school for a week, starting May 4th, as a form of protest against the sex education changes in the update Health and Physical Education curriculum.

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Apr
17
2015
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Let's forgo the foreplay and jump right in, shall we? Here are 12 confessions (some dark, some deep) of a professional Sex Educator:

1. I have a really hard time with violence - even watching it on TV and in movies upsets me. The first time I saw people engaging in S&M I was surprised to discover that I felt happy. I realized it was because everyone involved was enjoying themselves. Witnessing S&M taught me that inflicting pain is not the same as violence.

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Apr
09
2015

There’s more to talking about sex than telling children about their body parts and where babies come from. Throughout their childhood and adolescence, our kids deal with all manner of things including dating, gender, sexting, consent, sexual orientation, puberty, safer sex, pregnancy, Internet porn, social media, abstinence, peer pressure, and more.

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Mar
27
2015

Gender & Orientation Talks with Kids Need to Happen Sooner

By talking early and often, we are helping - not harming - our kids

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I wrote recently about how adults can talk about gender diversity with their children. Now I want to talk about why it’s important for kids to learn about gender and sexual orientation sooner, rather than later.

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Feb
25
2015

What You Need to Know About the New Sex Ed Curriculum

I read the WHOLE thing - and the new plan gets a solid A-

When the Ontario government released an updated Health and Physical Education curriculum in 2010, I was thrilled. Then, almost as quickly they repealed it and I was UP-set! The existing curriculum, written in 1998 predated social media, barely mentioned sexual orientation and started teaching about puberty in grade five...even though a lot of kids starting going through puberty earlier.

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