Um… Cause it’s a whole lot of fun.
So… what’s the number one reason why you should teach your children sex is fun?
Because it’s the truth.
If sex isn’t fun, something is wrong. Sex was designed to be fun! There are clusters of nerve endings on the head of a penis, in the tip of a clitoris, and in the anus. Not to mention orgasms! Not all sex leads to orgasms, but the more you practice (by yourself or with a good partner) the better you get at orgasming, and this is great news for more than the obvious orgasms-feel-amazing way. Orgasms give our heart a nice cardiovascular workout that reduce our chances of heart disease, heart attacks, and high blood pressure. Orgasms also help combat depression (a mental health reality for many youth) by releasing endorphins and oxytocin in the brain, known chemical mood-boosters. Oxytocin is also a bonding chemical. It’s the same chemical that floods a mama’s brain after birth to get her to fall in love with her newborn baby.
Also, kids know when we’re trying to lie to them. Trying to scare people out of having sex has never worked, history tells us that. (If it did, there wouldn’t be billions of people on the planet. We might actually have some population control.) The fact of the matter is, sex is fun and that’s good news that we should be celebrating- not hiding!
Tynan Rhea graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Joint Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sexuality, Marriage, & Family. Tynan now works in Toronto as a Doula and Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant with the Sisterhood Wellness Collective (SisterhoodWellness.com) specializing in sexuality throughout pregnancy.