By Susan McClelland Jun 8, Of all the surprises that came with being a mom, this was the biggest: having to deal with my daughters touching their private parts. My youngest, for instance, likes to splay her legs over the sides of the bathtub and caress her, well, you know. And when my other daughter was three years old, she frequently danced naked, running her fingers up and down her torso and in between her, well, you know. I asked other moms if this behaviour was normal.
What happens when men who identify as straight are given the opportunity to touch another man's penis for the first time? The Huffington Post: Where did the idea for the video come from? The reactions have varied from video to video, and many of the comments show the extremely varying ways we look at men and women as it relates to sexuality. How hard was it to find straight-identified men who would agree to be in the video? Where did you find them? It was very difficult to find straight guys who were comfortable participating. We asked about 40 guys, friends, acquaintances -- Craigslist!
Think about how you like to relax at home. Many men naturally reach for their junk both in private and in public without batting an eye. This includes fully submerging your hands in your underwear, occasionally reaching down to adjust your package, or even just playing a little pocket pool. Lodging your hands between your precious jewels and the potential hazards of the outside world makes you feel comfortable and safe, says Vanessa Van Edwards, author of Human Lie Detection and Body Language Your Guide to Reading People's Nonverbal Behavior. Maybe this explains why Major League Baseball players are constantly readjusting their junk at the plate.
Answering their kids' questions about sex is a responsibility that many parents dread. Otherwise confident moms and dads often feel tongue-tied and awkward when it comes to talking about puberty and where babies come from. But the subject shouldn't be avoided.