5 Celebs on Talking About Sex
Conversations hold a lot of power. So, when it’s time to start talking about sex or other areas of reproductive health with your kids, it’s important to have an open mind, be clear, and know that you don’t have to get it perfect on the first go.
We’re highlighting Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Padma Lakshmi, Jenny Slate, and the cast of “Sex Education” who have all shared their experiences regarding sex, the talk, and puberty. Use their experiences as well as other #TalkingIsPower resources to start a conversation with your young person today.
1. Chris Hemsworth
Most known for his role as Thor in the Avengers movie, Hemsworth has three kids – India (7), Tristan (6) and Sasha (6). He is aware that he will eventually have to have the sex talk with his kids, but that does not stop them from asking more questions – no matter who is around or if they are in public.
2. Kate Hudson
Hudson recently shared her positive sex talk experience with her mom, Goldie Hawn. Kate was young when her mom decided to talk to her about sex. Goldie created an open dialogue, that sex educator, Carlin Ross, describes as healthy and vital to the development of a person’s health and well-being. Her explanation of sex being fun especially when it is had with one person, is a statement Kate remembers and calls a “good lesson.” For more insight on this mother daughter talk, read the whole article.
3. Padma Lakshmi
The Top Chef host decided to have these difficult conversations with her daughter at the age of four. Lakshmi believed that it was important for Krishna’s development to discuss sexual assault and molestation as she started going to preschool. Her decision to speak to her daughter about these difficult topics was meant to instill a sense of possessiveness to her body. Read the full article and get advice on how Padma uses these difficult topics to reinforce your power to decide.
4. Jenny Slate
The 38-year-old star of the rom-com "Obvious Child," a movie about unplanned pregnancy, explained that she grew up with a mom who was creative and artistic, and this led her to be careful when it came to romance and sex. She explains that she got “great sex education.” Her perspective on sex was if she was going to be sexually active then she would have to engage in safe sex. However, Slate is aware of the shame that is experienced when women first become sexually active and wished that she had an experience with her friends in college where they could openly talk about their bodies. Read the full article and see how other women talk about sexual and reproductive health too.
5. Cast of Sex Education
Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Aimee Lou Wood, and Connor Swindells, stars of Netflix's hit show "Sex Education" talk about their experience with puberty, uncomfortable questions regarding oral sex, and what advice they would give their 16-year-old selves.