Talking To Our Daughters About Sexuality

In my study of 450 women, they reveal that when their mothers conveyed that sexuality was somehow bad, or when they left sexuality out of the dialogue while they were growing up, it set them up to feel alienated from themselves–from their feelings, their instincts and their bodies.  This, in turn, made them lose faith in their mothers’ ability to be there for them in the ways they needed, which created distance in the mother- daughter relationship over their lives together.