509: Jennifer Litner: Building Ease Talking About The Birds And The Bees

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Jennifer Litner has over a decade of experience working, studying and teaching in the field of sexual health, with a specialization in sex therapy, sexuality education, and helping people thrive in their intimate relationships.

Ms. Litner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and sexuality educator whose passion is helping couples, individuals and families navigate sexual concerns. Ms. Litner is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a Certified Member of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and a member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).

In addition to her clinical practice, Ms. Litner earned a Master’s of education and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in human sexuality studies at Widener University with emphasis in human sexuality education. Ms. Litner is also an adjunct professor at Adler University in the Departments of Counseling and Couple and Family Therapy where she teaches masters and doctoral students. Ms. Litner empowers individuals to make healthy choices about sexuality by providing them with accurate sexual health information.

Listen in to hear Jennifer share:

  • Where caregivers can begin when they want to talk to their children about sexuality
  • How to talk to your kids about touch and hugs at an early age
  • Research based myths and truths about having “the talk” with your kids
  • How to talk to your kids about sex in a developmentally appropriate way (in grades 1-3 vs grades 3-5)
  • What it means to be sex positive and how you can be a sex positive caregiver
  • How to talk to your kids about gender identity and gender expression
  • Examples of shaming, sex negative messaging and the harm perpetuated in shameful messaging
  • The intersection of conversations around pleasure and privacy
  • How to be warm and neutral in conversations around sexuality with your kids
  • How to create a sex positive home for your kids - even if you had a sex negative upbringing

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