Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Zizi Sexuel

I know, I know, here I am again snuggling up to The French. Call me a Francophile if you will. But the fact remains that they seem to have a completely different approach to talking to their kids about sex. Check out this LA Times article about the Paris exhibition Zizi Sexuel. The exhibition and accompanying website seem to be a frank exploration of what really goes on with a penis and a vagina, including the physical and emotional mechanics. (The exhibition looks to be strictly hetero, but every gem has a scratch- right)

Zizi Sexuel seems to try and pick up where parents leave off. The LA Times article quotes one mother who brought her daughter to the exhibition as saying "We talk about some things," the 42-year-old mother said, hesitantly, "but penetration -- that I had trouble with."

She has trouble talking to her 8 year old daughter about penetration?!?! I thought that was a really refreshing problem after glaring at the new cover of Cosmo in line at Walgreens. I mean seriously... do we really have to infantilize the vagina in order to talk about it directly?

1 comment:

Allegra said...

here is the site in English! YAY!