The New Age of Sex Education: How to Talk to Your Teen About Cybersex and Pornography

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Yesterday I launched the indiegogo crowd funding campaign for my new book, The New Age of Sex Education: How to talk to your teen about cybersex and pornography.

I view this book as a prevention project. In other addictions, we see tons of prevention programs, advertisements and initiatives. Public education and public service announcements are very common for alcohol addiction, drug addiction and even gambling addiction. In my field, sexual addiction and pornography addiction, we have no prevention ads or programs. I feel this is a huge disservice.

The age demographic of my clients keeps getting younger. When I started in this field, most of my clients were men aged from their 40’s on up. These were mostly white collar men in relationships. As the years have gone by, the average age of my clients keeps getting younger. Young men and women are now faced with much more intense exposure to sexual imagery due to technology. These intense experiences can cause much greater problems than the print exposure of the older generations.

Most of my clients received little to no sex education from their parents. Most parents didn’t talk about sex and they surely didn’t talk about pornography. This trend continues today. The change is that today’s teens are much more knowledgeable about what goes on online than their parents. They know so much more and many adults are rather ignorant of all the realms of digital sexual media. Parents need to be proactive and prepare their children for what they will encounter on the internet so they won’t have to do damage control after the fact.

The goals of this book are multifold. First, I want to educate parents about what their children are doing online when it comes to sex. Second, we discuss the effects of exposure to digital sexual media on developing children. The book addresses the potential legal issues faced by teens who sext and look at online pornography. I address the reasons why parents don’t talk about sex. What is the baggage that parents carry that gets in the way? The New Age of Sex Education discusses how to talk to adolescents about digital sexuality and finally address what to do if the child has a problem with pornography addiction.

The book publishers I approached and everyone to whom I described the project loved the concept and felt it something that was really needed at this time. However, no one wanted to touch it due to the topic. They felt it was just too risky. I confess this makes me upset. Sex addiction lives in secrecy and shame. The entire reason that the book is needed is the reason that the publishers won’t touch it. I want to get rid of the shame about sexuality and discussing it with adolescents and I also want to get rid of the secrets. Without both, we will have a healthier generation who are in touch with healthy sexuality!

I hope that you will join me in this prevention project by supporting our indiegogo crowd funding campaign.

Click the link for more information.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-new-age-of-sex-education/x/9442630

Thank you so much for your support!

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