Premature ejaculation is extremelycommon.
“You really have to work with your
partner in solving this,” Schwartz
says. “The important thing is to slow
things down. The person needs to take
relaxation training . . . to learn to relax.”
Going to a sexual therapist for
advice can be helpful, Schwartz says,
in improving sexual relations and the
overall functioning of your marriage or
with your kids
Parents might not feel comfortable orknowledgeable enough to have ‘the talk’with their kids, or they might think theirkids don’t want to hear about it fromthem. Yet the vast majority of youth saythey want their parents to be the oneswho give them this information, saysBrian Parker, counsellor and educator atCompass Centre for Sexual Wellness inEdmonton.
For detailed advice about howto talk to your kids about sexualand reproductive health, visitteachingsexualhealth.ca.
Just as eyes, feet and noses are bodyparts, so too are the genitals.
But describing that part of the bodycan be uncomfortable for many people,who use slang or euphemisms instead ofthe proper words.
When parents are playing the ‘namingbody parts’ game, they’ll often skipthe region between the belly buttonand the knees. But “that middle areais very important––it has lots of bodilyfunctions,” Parker says of parts suchas penis, vagina, testicles and clitoris.“Teaching the proper terms teaches themthat it’s a normal and natural body part,
and it’s nothing to feel ashamed of.”
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