Why Having “The Talk” with Your Kids is Not Enough Feat. Dr. Juliana Hauser | POW57


This week we’re bringing back a fan-favorite episode. Dr. Juliana joins us as we explore the meaning of sexual agency and how it empowers us in every area of our lives. She talks about normalizing conversations about sex with our kids, why it’s important, and also dives deep into how connecting to our sexuality says EVERYTHING about how we see ourselves, our relationships, and the world.

Learn More About Dr. Juliana:

Dr. Juliana is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a counselor with a Ph.D. in counseling education. For 20 years, she’s worked with clients to help them manage relationships, sexuality, confidence, infertility, and more. Her work has been featured in Oprah, CBS’s The DrS., The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Women’s Health, The Discovery Channel, Martha Stewart, Conde Nest, TV Panel ShareCare, Inc., and Shape (among others). 

Her flagship courses include REVEALED: Uncovering your Sexual Story, REVEALED International Facilitation CertificationRadical: A New Relationship with Your Body, Be Your Own (S)expert and The Wanting. She’s also a writer and thought-leader, and she speaks for audiences around the world. Most recently, she was named the Lifestyle Expert for Tempur Sealy, where she also serves on their Sleep Council, is the therapist at large for The Broadway Collective, and is the (S)expert for Campowerment. 

Key Takeaways:

  • 01:54 – Meet Juliana and how she got started in the field of sex education 
  • 04:21 – What is sexual agency?  
  • 08:57 – The benefits of teaching “agency” in your household
  • 10:05 – How to have a healthy dialogue with your children about sex 
  • 12:30 – Juliana’s advice on normalizing conversations about sex with your kids from childhood to teen years 
  • 20:43 – It starts with the parent – raising sexually competent children 
  • 22:19 – Why Juliana believes your sex toys shouldn’t be locked away
  • 23:28 – How to set the boundary of what is acceptable and what is not in your home
  • 25:10 – Why remaining curious is key to understanding your sexuality and who you are
  • 28:30 – The gift of aging

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Learn more about Dr. Juliana on her website here.
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