Talking to Kids About Sex

Parents, at some point, need to discuss sex with their children. It’s an uncomfortable topic, could be embarrassing and it’s certainly not easy, however, it’s mandatory so be prepared. I think the earlier we have “the sex talk” with our kids, the better.

Little kids, starting at around age 6 or about the time they enter first grade, will begin to be curious about where babies come from and possibly about something they’ve seen or heard in the media, at school or at home. I think it’s very important to open a dialogue with our children before the idea of sex becomes blown out of proportion or our kids hear something utterly ridiculous about sexuality from a classmate or friend.

When both my children turned six, I talked to them about sex as clearly and honestly as I felt they could comprehend. It was not a strictly clinical conversation, with big words they wouldn’t have understood or concepts they couldn’t grasp. I asked them if they wanted to know where babies come from and how and why babies are created. This got their attention. I told them exactly how a baby was created, explaining that a man planted a seed in a woman’s tummy, just like planting a seed in a garden and precisely how that occurs. I did tell them that this was something married people do to create babies and to express their love for each other. I also assured them that sex was pleasurable. They had some questions although they were mostly grossed out by the implications and there was plenty of “eeeeeeeewwwwww Mom!” flying around. I stuck with it and gave them the straight story, with the offer to explain anything and everything they might be concerned about then or any time in the future. They had interesting questions for about a week and then it was just another absorbed life lesson, which they were able to pass along to their less sexually educated friends to clear things up when one of their peers had misinformation to share with the whole class.

The sex talk is not something we will be able to avoid until our child become teenagers or when we might feel it is more appropriate. By then, our children will be experimenting with kissing and potentially more if they are desperate for information and sexual education. Our kids are typically taught a routine form of sex education in middle school or possibly as early as fifth grade where the basics of sex, reproduction and how their bodies function are explained in clinical terms. You should know that most teachers are just as uncomfortable discussing sex with your children as you are.

I think explaining sex clearly and rationally to children should happen before their minds are corrupted with imaginings of crazy sex acts explained by their less knowledgeable and shock happy peers who will be more than thrilled to tell your children all manner of stupid things in the name of sex. Please tell them the truth, the basic facts about sex and as early as possible so they are armed with the correct information about something that will become important to them sooner than we want to think about.

This is also a good time to incorporate teaching our moral values regarding sex, marriage, relationships, respect for our bodies and the bodies and feelings of others. If you’re extremely liberal and feel that everyone and anyone should be having sex whenever and wherever they feel like it, please consider taming your free spirit in the name of teaching your children a semblance of chastity and moral dignity. Likewise, if you are horrified at the idea of explaining sex to your children or have an aversion to sex, please consider having someone more comfortable with their sexuality have the sex talk with your children. Many pediatricians will be able to help with this or ask another family member of the same sex as your child to help you out.

As my children got older, I’d bring up specifics about sex that I felt they needed to understand. When my older daughter began dating in her teens, I explained that it was not in her best interests to let boys touch her breasts or do anything more than kiss. I told her the truth; that she would likely feel more emotionally involved over the encounter and the boy would probably mostly feel the need to tell every other boy in school about the episode. Because she trusted that I would always tell her the truth, she got it, was always chaste, and did not ever feel confused about what to do or not do in any romantic situation. As an almost-adult, she now has a remarkably clear-headed approach to relationships, her obligations to herself and those with whom she is involved and a healthy outlook on sex and the part it plays in adult relationships.

Your opinions, stories, input and questions are very much welcomed on this subject and I will open this discussion on my forum for all who would like to become involved, either to help other parents through this minefield of “the sex talk” or to gain insight for your own talk about sex with your children. This is one of the tough jobs we, as parents, have to face. Know that many other parents are in your position and are just as confused about how to approach this delicate subject.

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Issues to Remember When Visiting Adult Websites

There are tons of adult websites on the internet nowadays. It is very common for use to visit these sites from time to time. In fact, there is nothing wrong when you are visiting these sites. You may just want to search for the best sex positions when you are visiting these sites. Yet, there are some points you need to remember when you are visiting them.

If it is possible, you should never use your private email address when you subscribe. Although the adult websites or the sites on the best sex positions may have their own privacy policy, it will be a lot safer if you do not use your private email address. The best way will be using some free email accounts such as Yahoo Mail, Hotmail and Gmail when if you want to subscribe.

You may need to pay for subscriptions to the adult website. You may think that you can just pay by using your credit cards. However, it can sometimes be dangerous for you to do so. The best situation will be that the websites accept payment using systems such as PayPal and Epassporte. If they do not, you can still use some online virtual credit cards. The advantage of using such online virtual cards is that the limit of it is usually very low. So, you cam minimize the loss if someone get your credit card information while you are surf on the web.

When you are trying to explore the best sex positions, you may probably need to visit some adult forums. Yes, it is very important for you to discuss with other people in order to discover more. You have to remember that you should never use your real name when you register. There is no need to do so. You can still access the forums if you do not use your real name. By doing this you can protect your own privacy.

As you know, web browser such as Firefox and Internet Explorer will keep the history, cache and cookies when you are surfing on the web. Other people can easily know what kinds of sites you have visited. In order to protect yourself, you must delete all the history and cache after you visit the adult websites. It is even more important if you are visiting the websites in the office. Again, you are doing all these in order to protect yourself!

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Sex Offenders – School Children at Risk on Many Fronts

The recent arrest of a school bus driver in Hayfield, MN on sexual misconduct charges had wide reverberations in this town of about 1,300. About 50 people, many of them concerned parents, attended a Child Safety Community Forum at Hayfield High School. The forum was arranged because of the recent arrest of David Gerlach, a 49-year-old bus driver from Brownsdale, who is charged with several counts of sexual misconduct.

Gerlach was a bus driver for the Hayfield public schools. On July 25, Gerlach was charged in Dodge District Court with felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree attempted sexual conduct involving a boy, who was at least sixteen at the time.

“On Aug. 1, Mower County prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Gerlach, charging him with 12 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of first-degree burglary. The Mower County complaint alleges that Gerlach committed incidents of sexual abuse approximately between 1993 and 2001 in Brownsdale, involving a boy who was 8 when the misconduct began.”

Tori Miller, a victim advocate for the Crime Victims Resource Center in Austin, told people in the audience to “believe your kids.”

“Children don’t normally make these kinds of things up,” said Miller, one of ten panelists at the forum. “It’s very important that parents are educating their children on good touch and bad touch, what is right and what is wrong.”

Tips to keep your child safe:

o Monitor your children’s activities, including Internet use and cell phone text messages.

o Introduce yourself to your child’s bus driver.

o Be cautious of adults who are overly involved in your child’s life.

o Talk to your kids about “good touch” and “bad touch.”

o Ask questions.

o “Go with your gut.” Talk to school administrators and law enforcement officers if you suspect something is wrong.

While the tips set forth by this forum are effective, they fall short of what children need to know and exercise.

Sex offenders use acceptable touch to condition the child to feel comfortable with their interactions. Thus, when the sex offender has a sense that the child feels comfortable and trusts the interaction, he/she progresses to ‘bad touch,’ without warning. In an instant the child is sexually abused.

Children more often than not have a keener sixth sense, than adults–i.e. their sixth sense tells them–something is not right, their demeanor is slightly off, there is an undercurrent. Allowing your child to exercise their appropriate suspicion will more often than not, be a protective barrier against would-be sex offenders. If your child is uncomfortable being around a person, including, the bus driver, respect and honor your child’s sensibilities. Do what you need to do to protect your child from anyone your child is uncomfortable being around. It is far better to err on the side of caution, than to be sorry later.
Furthermore, know the signs your child is being targeted.

There is no foolproof sexual child abuse prevention, because, sex offenders are cunning predators, who have perfected their skills to get what they want. Therefore, heed and investigate any warning signals.

Warning signals include, but are not limited to:

o An aversion to an adult–even an adult whom your child knows and seemingly has been comfortable with heretofore.

o Sudden outbursts of anger toward a person, event, activity, etc. and there is no apparent reason known for such anger.

o Any unusual or unexplained behavior change.

o Not wanting to go to school on a particular day of the week–the day gym or music class is held for instance.

o Not wanting to ride the bus or be around a particular person.

o The gym teacher says your child is athletically ‘gifted’ and he or she wants to develop your child’s athletic abilities if your child practiced one-on-one after school. Never allow you child to be alone with someone who could have an ulterior motive.

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The Best Online Dating Tips for a Casual Sex Relationship

With so many opportunities to find someone online to share a casual sex relationship, it’s important to understand that the rules of this kind of encounter are a bit different from a traditional dating relationship. To properly navigate this type of dating you need to know the best online dating tips so you can have a great time, be smart, and be safe.

One of the best adult online dating tips for you to embrace is to approach the whole situation with an attitude of having fun. Casual sex is, well, casual. The fun in it is that you can lower the barriers that you might normally erect when meeting somebody new. This opportunity to just breathe and allow yourself to enjoy the moment is what draws couples to a casual sex relationship.

Very often in a traditional dating relationship there is always the concern of what kind of protocol is proper. How many dates must you go on before you have the first sensual kiss or have sex for the first time? How soon should you call the other person after a great date? How do you avoid that person after a horrible date? These types of questions are eliminated when adults meet for the same purpose through an online dating forum.

Another great online dating tip is to be very clear about your expectations. If you are looking for the love of your life and you hook up with someone who just wants to relieve some stress with a casual sex relationship, then someone is going to wind up being hurt. Be sure that if you are just out for a good time that you communicate that to a potential partner. Without that honesty, you can wind up with a completely different type of stress!

Ok, now that we have covered how to have fun in a casual sex relationship, let’s talk about how to be smart. This online dating tip is not what you are going to expect. Be smart when you put your online profile together. You are marketing yourself so for a moment put on the hat of an ad agency or marketer. Need some help? Take a look at the profiles of your competition – other men or women that are available to the very people you want to attract. Yes, I said competition! What can you do or say in your profile that is going to have someone start chatting with you and not that other guy or gal? Take a good picture, highlight your features, and buy all means ladies brush your hair! I’ve seen some pretty horrific profile pictures.

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The Emergence of Adult Role Playing

Roleplaying (or “RPing”) can be described as a written collaboration among people as they each control their own character and interact with the other characters to achieve some sort of objective. Written roleplay emerged from tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons and early roleplaying games. The fictional collaboration model of forum-based role playing is essentially a traditional roleplaying game without the rigid mechanic of dice and rules. Only a few residual characteristics of forum play-by-post roleplaying points back to its tabletop predecessors, and that’s mainly its turn-based format and the “Game Master” entity responsible for controlling the pace of the RP, progression, and the non-player characters and events that happen.

The adult RPing community has taken the written RP subject and narrowed it into the niche of adult themes and sexual themes. Where a conventional roleplay could involve hobbits taking a powerful ring to the summit of a volcano, adult roleplaying involves a dance of foreplay between a man and a woman before they have sex. Or it can involve a forbidden romance, a master-slave dichotomy, or any other adult theme, usually sexual in nature.

Adult roleplaying goes by various different names that mean different things to different people. The first is “erotic roleplaying” which generally refers to role playing involving sexual themes. Erotica doesn’t have to result in sex. Another way of referring to adult RPing is “mature RP” which is more indicative of a roleplay involving adults, not necessarily sex. The third semi-synonymous for adult roleplaying is “sexual roleplaying” and often refers to the act of dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone or something else while you have sex with your partner. In the written role play community, sexual roleplaying simply means that the collaboration involves sex. Finally, “adult roleplaying” is an all-inclusive phrase that catches all of the individual roleplay subsets above.

Despite the emergence of computer roleplaying gaming, written forum-based role playing is a growing activity, even among the youth. With the increase in roleplaying interest comes the increase in interest in all of roleplaying’s subsets, including adult RP. New adult roleplaying communities start up every day, each developing unique characteristics and community attitudes of their own.

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Beyond Your Small Business Ideas

People expect Quick results and immediate rewards when they realize their small business ideas. When the first excitement of having their own small business fade off, the vast majority say to themselves that it’s not paying off as they expected. They give up.

To be able to reach your goal of success, you can’t let the initial workload and obstacles stop you. As all entrepreneurs at start, you will face the situation of having a negative income, you’ll spend more money than you earn.

When hit by this reality, most people drops out of the race. Whit the tail between their legs, they go back to their previous job.

The main reason of this situation is that there is a general misconception ; “It’s easy to convert small business ideas into a real small business”. “It’s easy to maintain the new business”. However, if you’re able to look beyond humps and bumps, your business will prosper and you can reap the rewards.

The conception that it’s a piece of cake to turn small business ideas into a thriving small business, have it’s home in fairytale books. To start and maintain a business will take both your time and some of your money.

Any successful small business entrepreneur will tell testify that at the start, they spent countless of hours in front of the computer, planing and executing their business ideas. They will tell you that it’s only after the first hard part is done, the work of a small business entrepreneur will become easy.

An established small business owner can make money sleeping or by sending out a few emails, those amazing benefits comes from the initial efforts and time spent on the business.

If it’s not easy to make small business ideas a reality, how come people with no knowledge, without experience, can succeed? Well, it’s not easy, but it’s simple. The key to small business success is simplicity.

To start a successful small business is simple, it’s simple in the terms of having uncomplicated directions to follow. That’s how it’s done, people without prior knowledge or experience are able to create wealth. It’s necessary to find a simple and proved system to follow to the letter.

The hope of your small business ideas succeeding, is to be found in your ability to follow the simple system and mirror its success. You will never be successful if you sit back and wait for the success to hit you in your forehead. You can’t expect someone else to do it for you.

Forget the the theory of an easy small business, embrace the simple nature of success. Once you gain momentum, your progress will never stop.

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Small Business Ideas – A Whole Lot to Choose From

Small business ideas are a necessity for people who want to supplement their regular incomes with some extra cash to ascertain financial freedom in the future. Anyone, who wants to start a small business with an intention of themselves or their spouse running it are welcome to browse through a lot of ideas available across the internet.

Not only do these small business ideas reinforce the idea that extra money can be made but can be started off with the minimum or no leg work at all. If the chosen idea is an online one, you would probably need no investment at all. Browse through the many ideas available online and make your decision today.

The following are a few ideas:

a. Online data entry: Data entry requires minimal skills and as far as a person can read and write and has a flair for the keyboard, this could be the best of the small business ideas. As a data entry specialist you could be entering corporate data or putting in products into an eCommerce website. This work is highly in demand and well paying too.

b. Forms and surveys: A little more daunting than the data entry, this requires certain knowledge. Filling up forms and surveys pays very well and all one needs to do is to fill up market survey forms and surveys that will be used by companies to formulate their selling strategies.

c. Writing: If one is good at language and can handle English well, this could be one of the most well paid business ideas. Writing research papers, articles and web content is highly in demand today and pays well.

d. Programming: This is the most well-paid of the small business ideas and it requires a lot of technical knowledge. Programmers are a rare creed and skills vary from one person to another. Depending on skills, finding work online is not a very big deal for any programmer. Since this is a highly specialized skill, it is also paid for handsomely.

e. Internet Marketing: This is another of the small business ideas that works wonders for many small businesses across the world. Any website that looks to make money needs to market itself and thus needs customized attention. This is one of the small business ideas that need highly specialized skills and a little workforce to succeed. The returns are handsome and the work is very satisfying.

With more and more websites coming up every day and technology changing leaves almost every few weeks, small business ideas related to the internet are evolving very quickly. The faster you put your foot into the door, the greater the chances of success.

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Building Your Business With Small Business Ideas

With the right small business ideas, you can turn a simple idea into real profits. An at-home business is the dream of many people, but you need a strong beginning if you want to see your business succeed. Luckily, you can use the experiences and tips of others to help you along the way.

What to Avoid

Using small business ideas to learn more about starting your own home-based, local, or online shop can be challenging. There are many offers that simply won’t work, despite the many testimonials that you can earn money. For example, pyramid schemes were once considered legitimate but quickly turned out to be a fraud. All of the ways that really can help you earn money will include some effort on your part. Owning and running any profitable business takes time and effort, so don’t try to take the easy way out or you may end up with nothing to show for your investment.

Research the many small business ideas that you come across and want to use for your own home-based, local or online business. Try to imagine implementing the ideas that you read about before investing your time, which is valuable, or money into them. Some ideas, such as building a website for your business, can easily help you make more money and don’t involve a lot of time. Others, such as expanding your local business, can take many years to develop.

Listen to Experts

Small business ideas from people with experience are the best way that you can earn more money with your small business. Going from a small business with a home base to a local or online business can definitely be challenging, so you need to use these ideas to assist you in building and expanding your business over time. Your business will change over time and your need for new ideas will grow. Changing your business to meet customer demand and growing with your community is one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a business.

Small business ideas can help you make these changes gracefully. You can use ideas to find out where your profits should be spent or saved, and how to meet customer demands successfully over time. No matter what your niche is or how many customers you have, you can use ideas from the experts to meet the ever-changing needs of your small business. Your local chamber of Commerce is a great place to find these experts.

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Sears Promo Codes – What Can I Buy With Them?

A lot of people are looking for ways they can save money. Whether they are buying food, clothing, household items, and necessities, it is the innate nature of an individual to look for a discount. If they cannot find a discount, they will look for a cheaper option. This though, does not apply with Sears promo codes.

The beauty about having a code is that you can get to save some items on your shopping venture. Since you have gotten a promo code for Sears, you can make use of the discount only with the brand. But you should not worry on what you can use it with as Sears has a complete line of everything that you can possibly need or want. The only thing they lack is food.

You can use your promo code if you will buy appliances, automotive/tires, beauty, baby, bed, bath, home, books, clothing, electrical gadgets, gifts, fitness, sports, health, jewelry, and a lot of other products. With Sears, you can easily have choose what you want to buy as they have such an extensive array of available products that you can choose from. You can even buy gifts for your friends.

The list of items that you can buy with your Sears promo codes seems to be endless. Your needed items can simply be bought at Sears. Because of this, you do not need to go to another retail store so you can complete what’s on your list. Truly, this fact alone can already save you some money on transportation costs that you would have otherwise needed to spend.

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Top Brand Professional Automotive Tools Reviewed – Know Your Budget

The tool market is well serviced in terms of brands, design, quality and price. The key consideration is to evaluate your needs. For example, it is pointless buying a laptop capable driving sophisticated 3G games when really all that is required from the unit is basic desktop and internet work. This kind of example also applies to buying tools. For instance, why waste one’s budget on buying the most expensive tools when their application is for occasional hobby type tasks.

Lets start with an overview comparison. It is widely agreed that the best quality and designed tools are manufactured by the Snap-on company. This brand of tools is designed for the professional market. No tool brand is perfect and infallible to failure. However, the Snap-on lifetime warranty means that when a tool breaks, it is replaced or repaired by the service representatives. Snap-on tools can be bought from their distribution trucks and vans that visit automotive workshops. Alternatively, their online catalog allows purchasing via the internet. Second-hand and recycled Snap-on tools are also eagerly traded through websites like eBay and eBay Partner sites.

As noted above, Snap-on automotive tools are at the upper price range. However, there is no shortage of professional grade tool brands at price points below that of the Snap-on brand. For example the brands: Matco, MAC and Cornwell are equally respected in the professional automotive sector. Matco, MAC and Cornwell off a range of professional tools that deliver quality and reliability while carrying sound lifetime warranties and professional after sales service. And are less expensive than the Snap-on brand for the budget minded professional automotive technician. The availability of these brands for sale is similar to Snap-on tools. Trucks visit and distribute tools at automotive workshops. Also, online catalogs and auction type websites offer buy opportunities.

For those budget sensitive buyers, the next set of tool brands is SK and Craftsman. The manufacturing quality of these brands meet USA standards and carry similar lifetime warranties like those brands mentioned above. So, for the semi-professional or hobbyist application these tool brands are an ideal choice. Some may argue that the SK brand, although not as popular, is a little superior to the Craftsman brand. But this opinion is subjective. Craftsmanship and SK brand tools are a more accessible to the buying market. For example, Craftsmanship brand tools are stocked at Sears stores, while the SK brand is found in automotive parts stores and outlets.

In summary, if price is no restraint, then tools from the Snap-on range are considered to be the best quality. Where quality and service is still a priority, then brands such as: matco, MAC and Cornwell offer offer quality profession lines of tools as less expensive price points. Finally, the brands SK and Craftsmanship serve the semi-professional market with tools that are not subject to the high demands of daily professional usage. The advice for any buyer is assess the task application of the tool, and allocate your budget to buy the right tool for the right job.

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