I was quoted in Shafia Zoloom’s article in The New York Times, “Kids Are Watching Pornography. Here’s How to Talk About It.” NYT Dec 10, 2020.
“For younger children under 10, “If we want children’s understanding of sexuality to be connected to human intimacy, we must talk about how physical and emotional intimacy are related to each other,” said Deborah Roffman, author of Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ ‘Go-To’ Person About Sex.
“She suggested talking with your child about ‘cuddling and the amazing feelings it evokes — help them name feeling safe, loved and protected. That physical contact within the context of pornography is the opposite of that.’”