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Media Savvy Moms is a podcast by Parents Aware, your go-to for information on how to talk to kids and teens about pornography and healthy sexuality.

Who knew honest conversations about parenting and pornography could be so laid-back and fun? Join Melody and Marilyn for a series of chats and interviews on their journey to help fellow parents tackle this challenging topic with their kids.

Mar 11, 2020

Masturbation. There are probably as many ways to address this topic as there are families. The question is, how do you start the conversation with your kids? 

Okay. We’ll admit it. We were nervous about having this talk too.

In fact, the last time we felt like this was probably before an election. You know that feeling? When you have intensely passionate emotions about an issue or candidate? And you just KNOW you are right—and everyone else is wrong! And then you speak out (or post something on social media) and find out that even some of your best friends are in a different camp. What?!

Masturbation is like that. It’s a topic that evokes strong emotions. It makes us blush. It might even bring up childhood memories that trigger guilt or shame. However, when paired with pornography—as it often is in our digital world—it’s another issue altogether.

So where do we start the conversation with our kids?

In this episode, we’ve put together talking points to help: 

  • Decide where you stand, 
  • Start the conversation, and
  • Speak above the “hubbub” to avoid shame.

[For complete show notes visit ParentsAware.info]