Talking the Talk

Talking The Talk Healthy Sexuality Conversations

Do you want to feel confident and comfortable as the main sex & sexuality educator for your kids? 

This podcast gives surprisingly simple & effective, actionable tips to clear the fears and uncertainty around essential sexuality conversations with kids. 

Each episode answers real questions from parents about human sexuality. 

Vanessa shares 25 years experience based on tens of thousands of conversations as a sexual health nurse & educator with you. As a bonus, you might just get that sexuality education you missed out on when you were a kid!

www.talkingthetalksexed.com.au

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Vanessa Hamilton is a Sexuality Educator and Mum to three wonderful kids. She is the founder of Talking The Talk Sex and Health Education, working as a highly respected and sought after speaker, writer and educator.
Vanessa has spoken to literally tens of thousands of people about sex and sexuality during her 25 years experience as a Sexual Health Nurse and has also spent 17 years educating children and adults.

She has immersed herself in helping parents, teachers and health professionals understand human sexuality and specifically how it relates to children. Vanessa understands discussing topics related to sex and human sexuality with kids (young and old) can be confronting for parents. By providing simple explanations, tools and tips, she reduces the fears that many people have about these essential conversations and facilitates discussions that support children as they grow up in this hypersexualised society.

During this podcast she answers questions from parents and dives deep onto sexuality topics.
She is also creating an online membership to support parents to be the main sexuality educators for their kids.

Her tagline is “Let's get started it’s easier than you think”.

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EPISODE 24

E-book in audio: LQGTIQA+ Language examples

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

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EPISODE 23

E-book in audio: Sex & Sexuality Script Ideas Part 2

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

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EPISODE 22

E-book in audio: Sex & Sexuality Script Ideas Part 1

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 21 

E-book in audio: Sexuality Conversation Checklist Ages 5-12

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 20

E-book in audio: Sexuality Conversations Checklist Ages 0-5yo

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

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EPISODE 19 

E-book in audio: PINK - how not to react

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 18 

E-book in audio: PRAISED - your acronym guide

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 17 

E-book in audio: What does Sex even mean

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 16

E-book in audio: Conversation Starters Part 2

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 15

E-book in audio: Conversation Starters Part 1

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 14

E-book in audio: 20 All Time Top Tips

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 13

E-book in audio: Why is BASB such a simple guide for parents?

Vanessa reads and discusses samples of content from the her E-book:

Being A Sexual Being (BASB) How to have Sexuality Conversations with kids ages 4-12 yo.

 

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EPISODE 12

The problem with ‘gender’ reveal parties is they are not revealing gender.

I cringe every time I see a gender reveal party.  There is so much that is wrong with it,  but perhaps the worst part is when someone is disappointed with the reveal outcome. Resulting in one or more parents (and other people in the baby’s life, i.e. relatives and siblings) disappointed with who that child is before they are even born. 

But who is the child anyway if they are revealed as ‘male’ or ‘female’? What does that mean? 

Why are stereotypes about males and females so problematic?

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EPISODE 11

If your child told you they were lesbian or gay or bisexual or pansexual, how would you react? Lots of parents ask me how to support their children’s sexual diversity.

I get many questions especially related to attraction/orientation (who they are attracted to).  Most are worried about how best to support their child. They are often worried for their safety.   Parents should be proud that their child felt safe enough to tell them about their sexual orientation.

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EPISODE 10

Humans are diverse and that includes sexuality. Humans never have been or never will be simply heterosexual and/or cisgender.

There is broad diversity of Human Sexuality.  

Within LGBTIQA+ communities there are a wide range of terms and language related to all aspects of  human sexuality i.e. sex, bodies, gender, expression, attraction, orientation, experience…and more.

Young people especially who are LGBTIQA+ are at risk of decreased wellbeing such as mental health because they experience increased rates of discrimination and bullying. 

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EPISODE 9

What is age appropriate sex and sexuality information for my pre and primary school aged children? Aged 9-12 years

At every parent session I am asked what level of information about sex and sexuality is appropriate for different ages and stages?

Over  3 podcast episodes - number 7, 8 and 9,  I’ll break down by age, what is typically expected human sexuality development and behaviour for children and I’ll suggest some conversations you could (read should) be having at those ages and stages.

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EPISODE 8

What is aged appropriate sex & sexuality information for my pre and primary school aged children? Ages 5-8 years

At every parent session I am asked what level of information about sex and sexuality is appropriate for different ages and stages?

Over  3 podcast episodes - number 7, 8 and 9, I’ll break down by age, what is typically expected human sexuality development and behaviour for children and I’ll suggest some conversations you could (read should) be having at those ages and stages.

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EPISODE 7

What is age appropriate sex & sexuality information for my pre and primary school aged children? Aged 0-5 years

At every parent session I am asked what level of information about sex and sexuality is appropriate for different ages and stages?

Over 3 podcast episodes - number 7, 8 and 9,  I’ll break down by age, what is typically expected human sexuality development and behaviour for children and I’ll suggest some conversations you could (read should) be having at those ages and stages.  

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EPISODE 6

Should I let my teen watch the Netflix Series, Sex Education

At nearly every parent session, I get asked the question: Have you watched the Netflix series, Sex Education?  Followed closely with the question “What is your opinion of letting teens watch it?”  

Well due to Covid- 19 isolation I finally found the time to watch it - and I did so with one of my teens - here is what I think about it.

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EPISODE 5

Do I have to teach my child sexuality education during Covid -19 isolation home schooling?

Have you thought about Human Sexuality and Respectful Relationships as a subject that kids should be taught during home schooling? This podcast covers what you can be teaching kids, about sex and sexuality, while they are at home during isolation.

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EPISODE 4

What is the difference between sex and sexuality?

Have you ever thought about the actual word sex and what it means? Have you  ever thought about how this word can complicate and even prevent conversations about sex and sexuality? Especially with kids? This episode we talk bout the differences of sex and sexuality and what they actually mean and the impact these words have on sex and sexuality education.  Vanessa will explain why she thinks we should scrap the word sex.

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EPISODE 3

Thankyou for teaching me body safety rules - I taught my child - this resulted in them telling me something concerning

This was more feedback and thank you from a parent, rather than a question.  They called me to thank me for teaching them body safety tips to teach children as this resulted in their child disclosing some behaviour by a family member that was causing them distress.

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EPISODE 2

10 Top Tips For Healthy Conversations  About Sex & Sexuality With Kids

Vanessa what are your top tips for talking to kids about sex and sexuality? One of the most common questions I receive from parents & carers... here are 10 to get you started...

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EPISODE 1

Mum, How Does The Man Stop The Wee From Coming Out When He Is Putting The Seed In The Vagina?

The first episode question is from a parent who was lost for words when they received this question from their five year old: “Mummy how does the man stop the wee from coming out when he is putting the seed  in the vagina?”OMG!!!

That parent was me, several years ago, and I wanted someone to tell me how much detail I should tell my child regarding sex? 

My research for information resulted in my starting the business Talking The Talk Sex & Health Education. I hope you enjoy these podcasts.

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