“I think denying that [sex] is part of our culture in 2014 is really not serving our kids well,” says Lara Calvert-York, president of the Fremont school board, who argues that kids are already seeing hyper-sexualized content—on after school TV.
“So, let’s have a frank conversation about what these things are if that’s what the kids need to talk about,” she says.
And that’s the soft stuff: A national sample study of 1,500 10 to 17-year-olds showed that about half of those that use the Internet had been exposed to online porn in the last year.
How do you learn appropriateness and consent in a culture where Beyoncé’s song about pleasuring a guy in a car is championed by some as feminist and others as lewd?
Everyone is feeling a little awkward.” But the Fremont parents aren’t budging.
“Any good parent monitors what their child has access to,” says Topham.
And then there was this: “[One] kind of sex game is bondage and discipline, in which restriction of movement (e.g.