Why Are We Afraid to Talk About Sex?
Kayt is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Author's Guild and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). She has recently returned to the United States after living abroad for six years and has just published her first book, DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS, an exploration of the neurobiology of love (Free Press, 2012).
Kayt Sukel's writing credits include personal essays in the Washington Post, American Baby, the Bark, USAToday, Literary Mama and the Christian Science Monitor as well as articles on a variety of subjects for the Atlantic Monthly, Parenting, Cerebrum, BrainWork and American Baby magazines. She blogs regularly about traveling on the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winning travel blog, Travel Savvy Mom; and science, love and life at the Houston Chronicle's Hearts and Minds blog.
You can often find her oversharing on Twitter as @kaytsukel.
As a society, we have so many hang-ups about sex. If we would address that head on, we’d have a lot less problems related to it. It’s just part of our nature. That’s not to say that I’m advocating free love, or everybody having sex at the drop of a hat.
But I think that the fact that we’re not talking about this, that we’re not educating kids on anything besides abstinence, that it’s something that we’re really afraid of as parents, as educators to talk about is a shame. Because I think we could do a lot more good by addressing sex and what it can do to you, what it can’t do to you, straight on.
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