Mum’s Example

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or bookmark the page in your browser. Also, please consider submitting your story for inclusion on the site. Thanks for stopping by.My mum always made her sex-positivity clear.  There were not many actual discussions just small gestures and disclosures.
I remember when [...]

The Legacy of Survival

I am the daughter of a sexual assault survivor. I have been aware of this fact since before I actually understood what sex - much less sexual assault - was.
When I was about six years old, my mother was going through therapy. She’d kept the secret of her assault from her family for nearly two [...]

What’s Fifty-Six?

“Mom, What’s fifty-six?”
“Ah, I’m not sure what you mean.”
“I think it might be a… a…”
(Whispered) “…a sex thing…”
Long, long pause.
“Honey, do you mean sixty-nine?”
“Oh, yeah, that’s it.”
“Where did you hear about that?”
“Some kids at school…”
This is the kind of conversation one has when one has children on the verge of teenager-hood. The kind [...]

Playground Learning

On day,when I was in grade four and my friends and I were playing at school at the back of the baseball field, I shared had a rare piece of illicit sexual information.  I had somehow learned what a condom was and proceeded to share that information with every girl in my class.  I remember [...]


My mother was born in 1908. Me in 1953. For a woman who had four husbands and numerous boyfriends, you’d think my mother would have been all over the sex talk thing. You’d have thought wrong. She never once mentioned sex, penises, vaginas or how babies are made.
She actually bestowed this gem on me on [...]