My Latina Mom Talked About Sex Candidly And Shame-Free — And I’m Better Because Of It

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The #MeToo movement has brought up many conversations about how to teach kids about sex and consent. As adults, we often lack the language to discuss these topics with each other, so it’s no surprise that it’s difficult to discuss with kids. Even more for Latina moms, who often deal with internalized shame and, sometimes, language and cultural barriers as well.

This, however, wasn’t the case for my mother, a pro-hoe feminist — before is was “cool.”

Let me explain.

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