Nadine Thornhill: Mummy Sex

Aug
05
2014

How My Dad Helped Me Learn About Sex, Love, And Life

He was awkward and made mistakes but he tried his best — because he loved me

Parents ask me a lot of questions about how they can talk to their children about sex.

But every once in awhile, someone wants to know what my parents told me about sex. Did they provide a model of open communication and comprehensive information? Or is my choice of career the ultimate rebellion against a highly restrictive sexual upbringing?

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Jun
18
2014
aunt flo

It's all menstruation all the time with me these days! Now that I’ve covered the basics of having hot, period sex, I have to share what has become my favourite video of the week—this long-form ad for Hello Flo.

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why #YesAllWomen is not ok

This past Friday, a man named Elliot Rodger stabbed and shot 13 people in Isla Vista, California. Six of his victims died. Rodger is also dead of a gunshot wound to the headself inflicted, according to the last reports I heard.

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May
11
2014

My son (known in Internetland as “The Bean”), loves being tickled by his dad and me. Lately when we approach him with our wiggly fingers, he jumps up at the last minute and runs away.

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Apr
29
2014

How To Dispose Of Your Sex Toys

Don't toss that old vibrator overboard!

Earlier this month, Norwegian fisherman, Bjoern Frilund, found a red bunny-rabbit vibrator in the belly of the cod he caught. While it’s true these types of vibrators are known for their multi-functionality, fish food is not part of their intended use.

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Apr
15
2014

Why I'm Masturbating More And Maybe You Should Too

There's Something Powerful In Being In Control Of Your Own Arousal

For me, one of the challenges of being an educational sex writer is fighting the temptation to offer up advice and information like some of kind of sex talkin’ know-it-all. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve been lucky to learn a lot of cool things about sex over the years and I love sharing that knowledge. But being the “sex expert” sometimes lets me avoid being vulnerable, which for many of us, is a big part of being sexual.

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Apr
14
2014

On Saving Sex For Marriage

Four beliefs about saving sex for marriage that can be tossed out the bedroom window

A recent story over at Mummy Buzz featured news of Jill Duggar (of 19 Kids and Counting fame) and her fiance Derrick Dillard. Reportedly, the pair have decided to hold off, not only on sex, but also kissing, until they’re married.

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Mar
31
2014

Hymen 101: The Cherry Poppin' Truth

Attention! The hymen isn’t what you think it is

what is the hymen

Attention! The hymen isn’t what you think it is. Or at least it’s not what I thought it was, for most of my life. In fact, it was only a year or so ago that I learned exactly how the “cherry”—as it’s commonly knownworks.

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teaching teens about sex

I have very mixed feelings about the sheer volume of sexual content youth have access to these days. Someday I’ll write out those thoughts in more detail, but for now, my ambiguity can be summarized thusly:

Lots of sexual content yay: I believe sex is a normal part of most people's lives. It happens a lot in real life, so I like the part where that’s kind of reflected in our media.

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For most of us doing the parenting thing, making sure our kids grow up safe, healthy and happy is tops on the priority list. It makes sense that when the conversation rolls around to sex, many of us take a cautionary approach. We warn them about the risks of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.  We might encourage them to put off partnered sex until they’re ready - often until they’ve reached a particular age, life stage or rite of passage that we associate with adulthood.

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Feb
28
2014

During the first term of my doctorate, one of our professors introduced me to the “Yes/No/Maybe” list. It’s a technique so simple, yet so effective, I was a little embarrassed that I’d never thought it of before. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the technique, it’s a super easy way of defining your sexual boundaries and communicating those boundaries to your partner.

Here’s what you do:

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couple in bed

Body image issues suckand not in a good waybut it isn’t only our own struggles that can get us down. You may know your sexual partner is a stone fox, but if they aren’t feeling their own sexiness, it can be tough on a relationship.

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Feb
25
2014

Body Love Lessons Kids Have Taught Me

Why feeling good about yourself is child's play!

Over the years, I’ve been a babysitter, a daycare worker and a mother’s helper.

I’m the mother of a magnificent little boy and aunt to four wonderful girls. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had children in my life and there’s a lot to learn from life with little people

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Jan
31
2014

Why I Won't Be Having Sex On Valentine's Day

We can always get busy on the 15th, right?

no sex on valentines

Things that top my turn-off list include: bragging, the smell of hot dogs . . . and obligation. I regularly punk-out on birthday sex, anniversary sex . . . I didn’t even have sex on my wedding night. Not because I’m opposed to celebrating these occasionsI live for birthday cake, anniversary dinners, and Valentine’s Day chocolate.

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Jan
27
2014

Talking To Kids About Sex—There's An App For That!

A new twist on the old question, "where do babies come from?"

There’s no denying that talking to the kiddos about sex can be a daunting task. I know I’ve floundered plenty when talking about it with my own sonand I’m a sex educator.

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Jan
20
2014
instagram sexy dads

Have you seen the Instagram pics of  Kordale and Kaleb? The two beautiful dads and their equally beautiful kids have been making the Internet rounds this week. Are you swooning as much as I am?  These photos fill my heart with warmth and glee (and a few very womanly feelings), because:

1. Hair Grooming!

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Jan
10
2014

The Sex Talk Every Parent Needs To Hear

Marnie Goldenberg Tells It Like It Is

After I saw this Tedx talk, by sexuality educator Marnie Goldenberg, I wanted to stand up and applaud. I didn’t, because I was watching on my laptop in the middle of a crowded cafe, but I did post it all over my Twitter and Facebook, and now I’m sharing it with all of you.

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Dec
19
2013
sex marketing for coke ad

You guys. This ad. My heart.

I'm not really a pop drinker, but I really am a fan of this commercial for Coke, which manages to capture the madcap whirlwind of early parenthood. It's exhaustion, confusion, absurdity and chaos, yet we find these moments of from-the-gut joy that keep us going.

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