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Archive for the ‘Sex’ Category
By Daddy Clay Thursday, September 20th, 2012
A new line of bathing suits for young girls introduced by model/actress Elizabeth Hurley has sparked a minor new media uproar and drawn criticism from a number of quarters. Critics have condemned the suits and the celebrity for contributing to the increased sexualization of girls in our culture. They site not only the suits themselves, but the “provocative” poses the girl models in the ads strike.
I personally think the most obscene thing about these suits is the price. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Monday, June 4th, 2012
The glowering dad and the awkward suitor, it’s the fatherhood cliché that has spawned a thousand commercials and movie scenes. Entire cinematic franchises have been build around the notion of the old man, shotgun at the ready, on guard to protect his daughter’s virtue. Have you Met the Fockers?
But the media is about as accurate a reflection of reality as a Picasso, while being a shitload less inspiring.
Which leaves me wondering what a dad’s role in the sexual safekeeping of a daughter should be. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Monday, September 19th, 2011
There may be some wacky chatter between walleyed politicians. There may be concerns the Mirada Cosgrove is ushering in a new era of free love. There may be widespread conviction that our governmental institutions are staffed by overpaid, underworked, slacking remora.
But there is no Gardasil controversy.
After human trials on almost 30,000 people, Gardasil was approved by the FDA for prevention of infection by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) more than five years ago. Its use is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the World Health Organization — which notes that the cervical cancers caused by HPV are the second greatest cause of female mortality due to cancer in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dad News Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Who Are Teens’ Sexual Role Models?: Parents may think their teens aren’t listening to them about anything, let alone sex, but new research shows that 45% of teens consider their parents — not their friends or celebrities — their sexual role models. (TIME.com)
Are Safety-Obsession Playgrounds Spoiling Our Children?: In a recent paper published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, Norwegian psychologists Ellen Sandseter of Queen Maud University in Norway and Leif Kennair of the Norwegian University for Science and Technology write that “risky play” among young children is a necessary experience that helps children learn to master their environments. Protecting children from any risks in their playtime could breed children that are more likely to be anxious and afraid of danger. (ABC News)
Water Frogs Linked to Illness in Young Kids: Frogs might be cute to look at but they might be hazardous to your children’s health, which is why The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents to keep young kids away from water frogs and their habitats. (CNN.com)
Bed Sharing With Toddler – No Harm, No Benefit For Kids Over 1: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s not advised for parents to ever sleep with infants before the age of 6 months. That’s the time when babies are most at risk for sudden infant death syndrome. But the study authors and the AAP agree that once a child is 12 months old , co-sleeping or bed-sharing with parents is really up to the preference of the family. (CNN.com)
Are Kids Safer With Grandparents Driving?: When children are involved in a car accident, they are less likely to be injured if grandma or grandpa are driving rather than mom or dad, a new study suggests. (Reuters)
Harry Potter Turned a Generation of Kids Into Readers, Data Shows: It’s powerful to hear children and adults talk about how the Harry Potter series has affected their lives — how it taught them about the importance of friendship and love, and how heroes are not always the biggest and the strongest, and how failure and adversity can make us stronger. (Scholastic)