Kinsey Confidential Podcast: Teaching Young Children About Sex

Many parents and caregivers have questions about how to teach children about sexuality – when to start, what words to use to describe to a boy’s penis and scrotum or a girl’s vagina or vulva. In this audio podcast, you can listen to a reader’s question about teaching children about sexuality – and my response. Kinsey Confidential podcasts are produced by WFIU, a public radio station at Indiana University, and distributed in partnership with National Public Radio. You can find more Kinsey Confidential podcast episodes on our web site or became a Fan of Kinsey Confidential on Facebook. As always, thanks for listening!


About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at