Secret sex talk
I want us to have beautiful, amazing, spectacular sex, and I want to enjoy every minute of it. After signing with Dew Process earlier in the year, the Perth four-piece has gone on to establish themselves as one of the major forces in modern Australian rock – not bad for a band who were only just Unearthed by triple j last year.They’ve dominated the local airwaves with the breakout singles ‘Not My Friends,’ and the recently released ‘Agoraphobia’, triumphantly toured both Australia and Europe – including playing the likes of Latitude and Glastonbury festivals – and delivered one of the most barnstorming sets of this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival (ask anyone that was there and they’ll agree).They’ve just finished a huge national tour supporting Violent Soho , alongside The Bronx and Luca Brasi, but before they were too flat out to get a hold of, we asked each of the band members to name a couple of their all-time favourite records in order to provide us and their ever-growing army of fans a little bit of insight into who they draw their influence from both as songwriters and as as dynamic live performers.To be fair to the men, my guess is that these women approached the conversation with as much trepidation as me, and without informing the men of the extent to which this was a problem.They probably didn’t say just how much it mattered, the same way I didn’t.“Listen, I’d love to talk to you about something really important.Surely, if a girl was interested in you, you would know it. Well it turns out, according this study, a man’s brain just isn’t wired to see many of the subtle and unusual signals women send.
He tended to get more gentle for a few minutes (sometimes even a whole encounter), but then went back to doing it how he’d always done it.
Hmmm…your typical opener when sitting down with your child? But if you haven’t started having the talk about sex with your kiddo, as a parent perhaps it’s time.
But first, I want to thank AMAZE for partnering with me to get appropriate sex ed resources out to fellow parents like yourselves to help empower them to be the primary sexuality educators of their kids.
The exhibit title is inspired by the book, “My Secret Garden” published in 1973 by sex positive feminist author Nancy Friday who was instrumental in addressing taboos revolving around female sexuality in the early 70s and an important figure of the feminist sexual liberation movement.
Through historical works of pioneering feminist artists such as Betty Tompkins and Joan Semmel, to that of emerging contemporary female artists such as Andrea Mary Marshall, Myla Dalbesio, India Munuez, Katie Commodore, and Leah Schrager, SECRET GARDEN presents works by taboo shattering artists who fearlessly address sexual themes in their art and celebrate freedom of expression.
Having my dad approach the subject quickly taught me that, first and foremost, it’s not taboo to talk to someone of the opposite sex about, well, sex!