Being a mother is challenging, especially when it’s time to talk to your children about sex. When Kendra Morini was approached by her pre-teen daughter with some uncomfortable questions about sex and sexuality, Anderson took a cue from the sexiest person she knows: Rihanna.
“I was trying to explain the birds and the bees, when I realized…I have NO idea to dive into this conversation with tact,” Anderson said. “So I decided to stick with something I did know: sexually explicit Rihanna songs.”
She’s aware that some might disagree with her tactics, but felt this was the best way to help her child understand.
“My daughter was already familiar with the old ‘sticks and stones’ adage, so there really wasn’t too much of a gap to bridge,” explained Anderson. “The only lyrics Samantha didn’t really understand were ‘sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it.’”
“I had to explain that everyone is different, but it smells mostly like recently used pencil erasers,” she added. “My Samantha seemed content with that.”
Anderson’s friends have their reservations, but are trying to be supportive of her parenting choices.
“I suppose it has given her daughter an edge,” said Ramona Williams, a longtime friend. “Kendra’s methodology might be bad, but she’s perfectly good at it.”
After the success of her “talk,” Anderson hopes to inspire other mothers who might be struggling.
“You don’t have to give a boring, ineffective sex talk. We’re living in the future!” she said. “The most important thing is just have fun and also include Rihanna’s lyrics as often as possible.”