March may be cold, but it's hot and heavy here at OnMilwaukee.com as we celebrate our first-ever Sex Week. We're taking a mature look at local video and sex toy shops, area strip clubs, sexy Milwaukee events -- and even some connections between Brew City and Playboy magazine. It's serious, responsible, adult-themed content -- but don’t worry, parents, we’ll keep it PG-13 in case junior stumbles upon these stories as OnMilwaukee.com turns a pale shade of blue for seven days.
Earlier this week, the OnMilwaukee.com Parent Posse weighed in on their thoughts about talking about sex with children. As my sons get older, and start asking more and more questions, I am preparing for the Big Talk.
I started researching kids' books about sex, thinking maybe a visual aid or two will be helpful when the time comes. A friend recommended "Being Born" by Sheila Kitzinger, which provides amazing photos of an embryo growing inside the womb.
Also, I came across the book "Where Did I Come From?" by Peter Mayle, best known for his book, "A Year in Provence." I remembered reading this book as a kid, and was surprised to see it was still, after all these years, considered to be a top choice by many parents and educators.
I requested this book from the library, and plan to screen it as a possible book to share with my kids someday. I am looking forward to seeing it, because I still remember some of the cartoon-ish drawings in the book that, if memory serves, add a lightness to the potentially heavy subject.