Healthy, age-appropriate, and sex-positive conversations with our children about the birds and the bees, or the birds and the birds, or the bees and the bees, or the "birds and either a bee or bird... are challenging for most parents, regardless of family composition.
Since the parental anxiety associated with such conversations is nearly universal, I thought I'd share a speech by former Saturday Night Live comic, Julia Sweeney. In this video, Julia discusses the sex education talk she had one evening with her eight-year-old daughter. The video has been on the internet for a year now, but it is well worth eleven minutes of your time if you haven't already seen it. While most of this mother-daughter conversation is about heterosexual sex, there are hilarious references to same-sex couples as well.
Every person who is a parent, and even most who are not, will be able to relate to the awkward emotions such parent-child moments can produce. So make yourself comfortable, turn up your computer speakers, get ready to split a gut laughing, and share your thoughts with the Bilerico community once you've regained your composure. Enjoy!