Awesome: Jane Fonda To Write Sex Ed Book
1:00 pm, August 26th | by Laura Donovan
If you were anything like most teens, you found Sex Ed class quite uncomfortable or counterproductive. But with Jane Fonda’s sexual education book hitting the market soon, the manner in which young people learn about the “birds and the bees” could change for the better.
The actress, who said earlier this year that she’s having the best sex of her life at 74, claims she’s working on a book that will explain the major part of life to youth, adding she did a poor job passing on such information to her own offspring:
“I did very badly as a parent. I was not good. I think I was a few years too late. But I didn’t know enough at the time – that it’s not about waiting and then having the quote-unquote big talk. You have to start young, when they’re young, and in an age-appropriate way to begin to talk about things sexual so it’s no big deal.”
Fonda says moms and dads these days don’t discuss sex enough with their children and should become “askable” parents:
“I’ve spent a lot of time with kids and with parents and it’s just stunning how little they know and how nervous parents are about talking. There’s a lot of books about plumbing and how everything works, but … I talk about sexuality in the context of identity. That it isn’t just about intercourse, that to be human is to be sexual. There’s nothing dirty or weird about it, and it’s important to understand it very deeply.”
I guess you could say I don’t need to educate myself on the subject matter, but I’d be interested in reading her book, which will be the first item on my Christmas list.