I was standing in line at my favorite local sex store one Sunday evening. An older woman was engaged in a long conversation with an employee behind the counter. I eavesdropped as usual, holding the newest edition to my disorganized-underwear drawer-sex toy collection. The old lady was telling the woman a story about her son.
Recent studies have revealed that women who use vibrators are healthier -- and sexually happier -- than women who don't. Finally, the stigma of the sinful sex toy is fading and women can hold their Rabbits and Pocket Rockets proud. So if good vibrations are good and good for us sexually evolved women, are they good for our daughters too? This question came up recently on my website, truuconfessions -- when a mom shared the following:.
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Like anything else in parenting, there are several things to consider before taking action:. First, what talks with your teen have you fostered around sex and pleasure leading up to this? Establishing an open dialogue with your child about sexual health topics best ensures that their curiosities will come your way as they develop, without internalizing shame. Helping them to make informed choices for themselves, versus trying to control their outcomes, is a key goal in being a sex positive parent.