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25th Mar 2022

The Mothership: Talking to your kids about sex, periods, porn & consent

Laura Cunningham

Have you spoken to your children about sex yet?

We’re back with another episode of The Mothership, the show that brings the issues that matter most to Irish families, to the table.

On this week’s episode, we’re talking about creating a sex-positive, period-positive household where no conversation is taboo.

We simply couldn’t have this discussion without the amazing sex-positive family therapist, Sarah Sproule. And from the brilliantly named Bananas Sex Ed, Anna Keogh.

We spoke about sex, periods, porn, consent and our kids’ changing bodies – all the things we should be talking to our kids about.

Feeling a little awkward about it? Not sure what age to start or what’s appropriate? This is the episode for you.


Sarah’s website | Sarah’s workshops | Sarah’s Podcast: Sitting in a Car on Apple and Spotify

Sarah recommends: Youtube –

Bananas Sex Ed | Follow Anna Twitter

Watch more episodes of The Mothership here:

Ep. 1: Fighting to be your own child’s parent

Ep. 2: Are we spoiling our kids too much? 

Ep. 3: Raising kids with a positive body image 

Ep. 4: Helping your LGBTQI+ child to come out 

Ep. 5: ‘Sharenting’ and our kids’ safety online

Ep. 6: The Gender Imbalance in Irish Healthcare 

Ep. 7: The Irish Childcare Crisis 

Ep. 8: Talking to kids about bereavement, trauma and the war