Mothers, Sex, and Sexuality talks about things not normally dared spoken out loud—the interconnectedness and conflict between our parental and sexual selves, the taboo of the sexual mother, and why it matters so much to shatter it. What is it about the sexual mother that is incompatible, and at times even disturbing? Why are we threatened by maternal sexuality? And what does this tell us about the structures of gender and power that govern our bodies? An insightful and expository collection at the junction of sexuality and motherhood.
Mothers’ views about sexual health education for their adolescent daughters: a qualitative study
Demeter Press | Mothers, Sex, And Sexuality
Buy Issue The fact that you can orgasm while giving birth is perhaps not as well-known as it should be. The artist Hermione Wiltshire reminds us of this fact in Therese in Ecstatic Childbirth, a response to the censorship of positive birth images, a picture that was originally taken by radical midwife Ina May Gaskin of a woman at the point of crowning. You might think that this is exactly the kind of image we would want to see: a pleasurable picture of birth. To look at it might bring confidence and relief; more universally, it reminds us that even in intense pain, there can be joy.
Sexually abused and nonabused mothers' discussions about sex and their children's sexual knowledge
Eva S. Lefkowitz, Tanya L. The authors examined in this study whether mothers and adolescents discussed abstinence and safer sex, and how these discussions relate to demographic characteristics.
Reproductive Health volume 14 , Article number: 24 Cite this article. Metrics details. Given that mothers play a role in the sexual education of their daughters, it is important to understand their views of sexual health and related programs.