Mum makes ‘sex starter kit’ for teen sons that covers everything from dry humping to squirting 3 months ago

Mum makes ‘sex starter kit’ for teen sons that covers everything from dry humping to squirting

The app focuses on pleasure as much as education

The birds and bees chat between teenagers and their parents is always awkward.

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But one mum has gone all in, creating a guide for her sons - and other teenagers - called the 'First Time Sex Starter Kit' to help them prepare to not only lose their virginities but to master all the moves in the bedroom.

Chloe Macintosh, who co-founded furniture company Made, recently launched Kama - a sexual wellness app designed to help people of all ages get comfortable with getting intimate - really intimate. It tries to echo the way teens talk and focuses on pleasure as much as education and covers everything from "fingering" to anal sex.

The app, Macintosh explained to HuffPost, even features a section for first-timers, which she was inspired to create with, and for, her sons, Felix, 16, and Elliott, 14. It goes well beyond tips on how "to put a condom on", Macintosh said.

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Video content on the Kama app

The 'starter kit' currently contains 20 different educational videos, in which Felix is seen being educated by a sex therapist on everything from  “dry humping” to “how to use your penis inside.” Other videos include a guide to squirting and "finishing techniques". Users can also ask questions in a chat function on the app.

Macintosh started working on the project in lockdown when both her sons were at home and after an "initial period of resistance" they started to get "more used to the topic and speaking about it became more and more normal”.

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Later, Huffpost reported, Felix’s friends got involved and helped inform content. The pals were curious about how to initiate sex, how to choose the right partner, what position to start with, how to share and ask for feedback, and what to do when things go wrong.

Kama's Instagram page highlighting what content is available

Macintosh is critical of the sex education delivered in schools, saying it isn't delivered using relatable language and believes it is “heteronormative, binary and generally backwards and incomplete.”

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She also told the publication she is concerned that teens are now trying to learn about sex from online pornography, which presents an unrealistic and distorted view of intimacy.

Read the HuffPost article here

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