We'll curate, as we do with our #socialsex videos, because we only publish what is MLNP-endorsed. We're building a new category online—social sex—to socialize and normalize sex and talking about it, because every other social media platform doesn't.For example, we would not publish "abstinence-only" sex education, because we don't endorse the approach that says "Don't do it." We'll publish segmented by age-appropriateness. Because I've been trying for the past two years to find investors and funding—and failing. We're building a community around shared sexual values, in order to inculcate those everywhere in the world.Many of us, if we're fortunate, are born into families and environments where our parents bring us up to have good manners, a work ethic, a sense of responsibility, accountability. They should—because empathy, sensitivity, generosity, kindness, honesty are as important there, as they are in every other area of our lives and work.So for parents, this is simply a matter of translating the values you set out to bring your children up with into how you educate them on expectations of behavior around sex.As someone who realized years ago through personal experience dating younger men that porn was becoming default sex education, and launched my site specifically to combat this, I welcome the world finally waking up to the fact that today we must educate children about both sex and porn.On Tuesday, for example, a committee of British MPs published a report recommending that pornography should be taught as part of sex and relationships education in schools.That said, the issue isn't porn, but the lack in our society of an open, healthy, honest conversation around sex in the real world. Parents, if you want your children to have happy, fulfilling relationships and sex lives, please don't leave sex education to school.If we had that, children and adults alike would be able to bring a real world mindset and context to the viewing of artificial entertainment. You can't begin having this conversation too early.
The most important thing isn't even what you say as much as how you say it.
These can be quite confusing and so it's a good idea not to watch them till you're older—but if you come across these or anyone shows you anything that confuses you, tell me/us and we can talk about it."Be explicit.
Obviously, the degree of explicitness will vary with age, but parents need to be aware that however explicit they're being, kids are encountering far worse explicitness in the things they see online and being passed around by their friends.
I'm making sure my kids are the source of accurate information for all their friends."Parents and teachers, start with values.
For parents and teachers, I recommend approaching the conversation in this way: everything in life starts with you and your values.