Talking With Your Kids About Sex: A Guide for Parents, Parents-to-be, and Anyone with Kids in Their Lives - #cconparents

CatalystCon Lanae St. John, MamaSutra Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:00pm-1:10pm


  1. Everyone knows that talking with kids about sex is important, but it’s still one of the hardest things to do. Whether you’re a parent yourself, you plan to be someday, or you want to support the parents (and young people) in your life, the best way to do it right is to plan for it in advance. Sexologist and mom Lanae St.John (aka The Mamasutra) has worked with hundreds of parents and she’ll help you figure it out. She’ll talk about common barriers parents have to having “the talk,” ways to integrate discussions of sexuality, relationships, decision making, and other relevant topics into everyday conversations, how to identify your own hurdles and challenges, where to get the best info you need to support your children, and more. Sex-positive parenting is something that takes practice and work, and with Lanae’s help, you’ll be well on your way to making sure your kids (and future kids) will have the info, support, and skills to take care of themselves, make the best decisions they can, and enjoy a happy and fulfilling sex life.
  2. Lanae St.John is a San Francisco Bay Area Sexy Mamas Blogger, Board Certified Sexologist and Sex Educator. Her work with clients normalizes conversations about sexuality between parents and children, while helping adults to discover a more sexually positive outlook.

    By teaching parents to nurture the budding sexuality of their children in ways that foster self-respect and acceptance for the totality of their personhood, she helps them raise children who become empowered, beautiful, strong, sexually healthy adults. Lanae also coaches couples and individuals on their sexual questions and concerns, helping them to optimize their sexual experiences and achieve healthy adult sexuality via a sex-positive approach to sexual education.

    Lanae received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1991. She completed the Associate in Sex Education and Clinical Sexology before going on to receive her Masters in Human Sexuality in 2011 from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate studying Human Sexuality.

    Lanae is the proud mother of two daughters with whom she actively embodies her message of empowerment, freedom of expression, and a sex and body-positive mentality.