THE REAL TALK – Sex-education basics for parents of children aged 0-10
Sex Talk with children!
Possible? Practical? Won’t it be awkward?
Not at all.
I’m extremely thrilled to announce that I’m Coimbatore’s first Internationally certified sexuality health educator for parents. My job as a sex-educator is to handhold parents in this really vulnerable phase of their parenting journey on how to start awkward conversations in Indian households.
Today’s children have innumerable ways to get information, but if they don’t get them from the right sources, we can’t ascertain that the knowledge they gained is scientific & value oriented.
I believe that trustworthy source should be the parent. We know our biology teachers couldn’t do much, schools didn’t have sex-education in place & parents only said ‘you’ll get to know when you’re older’. We can really try to be a better parent, one that the child can look up to for anything related to body, relationships, safety & sexuality
When such a conversation is initiated, it would not only make the parent be the first one to know what the child is going through, but also pave way for clear, honest communication & a deeper bond. If I can guarantee that, with you and your child, which parent wouldn’t want that?
Comprehensive sexuality health education is the need of the hour as it can not only prevent body image issues, shaming, abuse, porn misuse, sexual health problems & teenage pregnancy but on the whole it can potentially put an end to rape culture, sexism, misogyny, & eventually patriarchy too.
I’m doing my part to get Maya’s generation grow into healthy, loving, trustworthy, compassionate, sexually conscious adults. 😁
My workshops are available in English, tamil and Malayalam.
I am yet to get married but I loved your session because it simplified so many concepts on sex education for me that I wouldn’t get to know about anywhere else. After this session, I became more confident about talking to my younger brother (13 years) and sister (15 years). In fact, I spoke to my sister first. I told her that she could approach me anytime with doubts about sex, the human body, and the other gender. It took a week but despite her initial hesitation, she ended up opening up to me so much about her sex, crush, her relationship and nearly 15 years of her life that she never shared with me. It left me feeling so happy when she said she could look up to me for anything in life. Thanks for the amazing session!
I am the mom of a son and after attending this session, I realised how I had been forcing my son to eat his food all the time (did it right before the session too!). During the session, at every moment, I remembered all the mistakes that I had made and it stemmed from my inability to say NO. Now I was doing this to my son as well. It made me realize consent is so important right from childhood. It made me think if I as an adult, did not acknowledge my son’s “NO” now, he would never be able to form his own opinions later in life as well. I had got married early and suffered severe sexual and mental abuse in my first marriage so much that the scars still remain. I got married the second time to my best friend this time, and I have a happy family too. Yet I am unable to accept love in the form of sex because of my previous traumas. This session helped me begin my healing journey. Thanks again!
I am Maya’s paediatrician and simply enjoyed the humour element added to the amazing sex education awareness session. You demystified so many myths. The session has given me confidence to have a conversation with my little son as well. Your subtle humour kept all participants engaged and fully entertained. I highly recommend inviting you to conduct workshops in all our medical conferences.
I am the father of a daughter and simply loved the session. It has empowered me to deal with sensitive questions that may dwell in her mind as she is growing up. You helped reinforce and reaffirm a lot of things I already may have known about good touch and bad touch, and having a one-on-one conversation with our kid about sex education. I am happy I can now raise a happy and confident child.
I am a mother of a boy. This session managed to bust many myths for both me and my hubby about sex education. Although it was tough to convince my husband to attend the session, I must say he was completely convinced and impressed as well. My husband loved how you explained the importance of empowering men when they are little boys. Thanks again!
This is my heartfelt thanks to you for this amazing session. I had been perpetually anxious about how to protect my child from abuse. I have had sleepless nights thinking about the same. This session taught me how to teach concepts about body and sexuality. It provided empowering solutions for ensuring my child’s safety.
I loved the session because it broke my myths that sex education is about tackling child abuse alone. This session has given me the much-needed confidence to deal with questions raised by my growing children regarding sex. I also got the answer to why women aren’t able to attain complete pleasure during intercourse. You are doing a wonderful job as a sex educator.
I am a Homeopathy doctor and attended the session when my daughter was just one year. I loved how the session not only enhanced my existing knowledge of good touch and bad touch but also explained how and when to initiate the conversation on sex education with my child when she grows up. It busted a lot of myths for me! Thanks again!
“The Real Talk (English & Tamil)” session is available on MAYA’S AMMA app!