13. Porn: How Do We Talk To Our Children About It artwork
The Family Sex Show Starts Here

13. Porn: How Do We Talk To Our Children About It

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  • 09:14
  • March 30th 2022

How do we talk to our children about porn? It’s one of the biggest questions we still have after making The Family Sex Show. And it's one of the subjects guardians seem to be increasingly concerned about. This episode is an offer, just one of many possible starting points for anyone wanting to begin this conversation with their children. It's been co-created with School of Sexuality Education and is for all people with caring responsibilities for children. 

This episode discusses porn, ethical decision making, sexual consent, gender norms, male gaze, racist tropes, ableism, understanding of safe sex and the use of protection.

In the episode, we mention NSPCC guidance around sexual development and behaviour in children. There's a link to that here:

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/child-health-development/sexual-behaviour

For more information, a glossary of terms, credits, or for a transcript of the podcast, please visit www.thefamilysexshow.com 

If you’d like to find us on social media, you can do that @ThisEgg_ across Instagram and Twitter. We’re also using the hashtag #TFSS 

If you have time, we’d love to hear what you thought - please do leave us a review :)

The Family Sex Show Starts Here

Hello! We’re making a theatre show about sex, for families. The Family Sex Show. 

We hope the show will be part of the transformative conversations around relationships and sex being had among families and young people. One among many safe places where children and young people can feel confident to think big thoughts, away from a culture of shame, oppressive beauty standards, queerphobia, and racism. 

We’ve made this podcast, The Family Sex Show Starts Here, as an introduction to that, and to us. This particular version of the podcast is aimed at young people and adults. We’re also working on a version of this podcast that is friendly for children, so check back again soon if that’s something that might be for you. 

 In this series, we explore bodies, gender and sexuality, pleasure, relationships, and boundaries through personal stories, songs, scenes and poems. Then we have conversations jumping off those topics with artists and with Relationships and Sex Education experts.

 This podcast is made in consultation with the School of Sexuality Education. It is a podcast full of thoughts for you to finish.

 For more information, a glossary of terms, or for a transcript of the podcast, please visit www.thefamilysexshow.com 

 If you’d like to find us on social media, you can do that @ThisEgg_ across Instagram and Twitter. We’re also using the hashtag #TFSS.

 If you have time, we’d love to hear what you think - please do leave us a review :)

 We have put specific content descriptions at the start of each episode so you can make a choice about whether or not you'd like to listen.

 This podcast series has been made by ThisEgg, is a multi-award winning theatre company that makes work inviting audiences to ask big questions and imagine a better future. ThisEgg's work is firmly rooted in the hope that theatre can be a motivational force for social change. ThisEgg aims to make people feel more connected. www.thisegg.co.uk 

Co-Producers: 

Laurence Cook & Josie Dale-Jones

Supporting Producers:

Camille Koosyial & Gayathiri Kamalakanthan

Songs by:

Stephanie Levi-John & John Biddle

Composer:

John Biddle

Writers & Performers:

Josie Dale-Jones, Joe Boylan, Greta Mitchell, Mark Fitzgerald, Stephanie Levi-John, John Biddle, Katie Greenall, Amelia Cavallo, Kimberley Harvey, Keziah Joseph, Aaron Gordon, Laurence Cook, Gayathiri Kamalakanthan and Camille Koosyial

Relationship and Sex Education Consultants:

Gayathiri Kamalakanthan for School of Sexuality Education

Guest Speakers:

Bodies: Toni Lewis & Kate Lovell

Gender & Sexuality: Dr Emma Chan & Reece Lyons

Pleasure: Selina Thomson & Sreena Pluck

Relationships: Sophie Whitehead & Gayathiri Kamalakanthan

Boundaries: Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini & Ruth Elliot

The theatre show was originally commissioned by the egg, Theatre Royal Bath for the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship. The R&D and this podcast has been supported by public funding through Arts Council England and the National Lottery.