Uppa’s column dedicated to gender and sexualityedited by experts and experts in the field to help parents and families explain sex education to young children.
“How are babies born?” Tips for responding to little ones
Sooner or later all parents hear themselves asking the fateful question: “Mom, Dad: how are children born?”. It’s a question that can cause difficulty and some embarrassment for adults, but which, if approached correctly, can help children better understand their sexuality and their bodies.
Pink for females and blue for males? Interview with Matteo Bussola
Anna Rita Longo
Blue for boys, pink for girls: matching different colors based on gender is a very deep-rooted habit, but what is its history? What impact do stereotypes have on the lives of girls and boys and how can we get rid of them? Author and cartoonist Matteo Bussola reflects on these issues in his latest book, Viola e il blu
Sex education at home and at school
Anna Oliverio Ferraris
Today’s children are surrounded by erotic images, which appear everywhere (films, trailers, commercials, TV shows, on billboards on the side of the road…). Is it a good idea for these images to “educate” our children, or is it the responsibility of adults to provide explanations and assessments that help them navigate such a multifaceted and complex field?
Masturbation in children: let’s talk about it
Self-eroticism makes adults feel uncomfortable and they often don’t know how to approach this topic. In fact, it is a normal stage in the development of every human being
Infant masturbation: a pleasure that does no harm
Children discover quite early the pleasure that genitals can offer. It is part of the normal process of self-awareness, child masturbation should not be banned and demonized
Sex education: what does it mean?
Discussing sexuality with children often gets adults into trouble. Psychoanalyst Paolo Roccato explains to us why it is important to overcome embarrassments and fears and to educate our children immediately in a peaceful relationship with sexuality