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June 23, 2010 4:13 PM Subscribe
Not quite ready for Scarleteen: good web sites for tweens about sex?
posted by Sublimity to health & fitness (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I just learned that my almost ten-year-old daughter has been googling for information about sex. Predictably, she's found some stuff that is way out of her depths, and we've had long talks today about what she saw, what she thinks about it, facts about bodies, relationships, etc, etc.
She's just curious, and I'm not freaked out--but I told her that this is something that we should talk about together and make sure that she's finding facts that are actually right (because lord knows there's a lot of misinformation out there, in addition to all the porn...)
We have several books on puberty, so she's well-versed in those facts. I've been intending for a while to get "It's Perfectly Normal" and its predecessor in the series, and they'll be in the house before nightfall. We have a good talking relationship, and I intend to keep the lines of verbal communication open as best I can, of course.
I'd also like to direct her to someplace online with tween-appropriate info about sex and sexuality, and have no idea where to start. Scarleteen is awesome but I think will be more appropriate for her in a few years. Any suggestions of where to start? (I am not normally a chicken about googling up my own answers, but after all that talking today I really don't feel like seeing what might turn up if I google "sex and tweens".)