by Sara N. S. Meirowitz

Birds. Bees.

Sex Ed for Inexperienced Newlyweds

I remember very vividly the day I learned about sex. I was eight years old, an early reader, and I found my mother’s copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves on the shelf. Horrified and fascinated by what I learned, I ran to tell my classmates on the playground. “Grownups do whaaat?” was the response. As a liberal Jew with tolerant, book-loving parents, I was fortunate to learn about this central mystery of life early on.

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