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Original post made on Oct 20, 2017

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX ... In Palo Alto, parents are heading to Facebook with homemade videos to mark "Let's Talk Month," a national public-education campaign celebrated in October to raise awareness about sex and sexuality. A parent-led Facebook group, "Palo Alto Parents for Sex Ed," launched in response to debate over a new sex-ed curriculum in the district last year, asked parents to post short "selfie" videos describing how they will start conversations with their children about sex. More than 25 parents have posted in response. "I'm going to start my conversation with my 9- and 12-year-olds by talking to them about equity and consent and reciprocity and respect in relationships," said Jamie Barnett, one of the parents who created the Facebook page. One mother appeared with her son, who told the camera, "This month my mom has been talking to me about mutual boundaries." Other parents said they planned to talk with their children, as young as 9 years old and as old as 14 years old, about topics such as puberty, intimacy and even Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer accused of decades of sexual harassment and assault.

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