Warning: The videos below contain frank discussion about sex and human anatomy and more than few f-bombs, so don’t hit play if you are easily shocked and offended.
When I first watched these videos, I was a little shocked. Firstly, because Laci Green looks like she could be a classmate of my 13yo daughter (surprise, she is actually 23!). Secondly, because I actually learned a thing or two. Huh. And Duh.
As the mom of two teen girls coming of age amidst an online porn boom, talking about sex is a given. Not a day, or I suspect an hour, goes by without someone twerking or posting something inappropriate, sexist or gross in their social media/text/chat feeds. And that’s just their friends.
Parents and kids having “the talk” was always a given but back in the day it was a one and done deal. Your parent sat you down, and there was an awkward presentation, possibly the gifting of a book with not-too-graphic images and then it was up to health class and your peers to help you sort it all out. Somehow. You probably talked to one or two friends or older cousins or a college roommate you trusted and if you were lucky, they knew their stuff and you weren’t offering blow jobs to your friends who wanted their hair done.
I find myself needing to talk to my teens a great deal more, if only to head off the misinformation and degrading messages in their feeds. There is so much more sexual *noise* out there now and so much of it is bad. Three wrong clicks on YouTube can scar a kid for life. So I check in and check in a lot. We have frank discussions.
And yet… These videos made me suck air. I couldn’t believe she SAID some of the things she said. On a video. And she’s a kid. And she’s shocking me, but damn she’s totally right. She totally makes a point. If I was a teenager today, I’d call her up the minute my parents were done with the awkward talk.
It occurred to me that this was exactly why I should share these videos with my girls, F bombs and all. The fact of the matter is that they have heard, or will hear it all. They will hear plenty of misinformation and craziness and I cannot protect them from it entirely. So while this seems a little unorthodox to someone my age or older, this girl spilling the beans on the web while shaking a vibrator is sort of the modern equivalent of that girl in your bunk who taught everyone how to use a tampon.
You can watch Laci Green’s whole series here, with or without your teen daughter. Or you can just email them the link, like I did with mine.