Jada Pinkett Smith Talks About Watching Porn With Her Mom & Daughter

Discussions about religion, politics, and sex in family settings are big “no-nos” for many families; but for the Pinkett-Smith crew, it seems the more uncomfortable the subject, the better. In a new preview clip for Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith gushes about “sensual” porn to her daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones.

“You have the porn that’s more sensual. It’s very sensual, done in a very artistic way,” she said in the teaser. “Slow motion, very sensual, more about lovemaking instead of abuse and aggression.”

The thought of mom sitting down with a glass of Merlot at the end of a long day and watching porn is probably enough to make most teens want to wash their eyes out with soap, but Willow seemed surprisingly cool with her mom’s admission; in fact, she even nodded along approvingly. Banfield-Jones, however, seemed to have a harder time talking about X-rated material.

“You keep saying ‘exactly,'” she said. “And I’m like, ‘I cannot believe I’m having this conversation with my daughter and granddaughter.'”

The upcoming episode, which is set to go live on Facebook Watch on Monday, will dive deeper into the impact porn has on individuals and relationships, according to People.

Now, it’s absolutely OK if you’re not that open about sex with your kids (though, more power to this group for being so unapologetic about their sexualities!). Whether you watch porn can stay within the confines of your bedroom walls. But it is naïve, and potentially harmful, to ignore all talks about sex and sexuality with kids. For starters, they’re going to get curious about their anatomy at a young age, and the sooner you introduce the correct terms to them, the less likely it is that they’ll perceive their bodies as “weird” or “silly.” Plus, it’ll make the inevitable sex talk that much easier when you don’t have to spring it on them that they were delivered via your vagina instead of via a magical stork.

Talking about sex also has some real benefits. Research conducted by the United Nations Population Fund found that teens who received comprehensive sexual education were less likely to engage in unprotected sex and contract STIs than those who didn’t. Additionally, talking to children about rape and consent can teach them how to identify predators and instill in them that they always have autonomy over their bodies.

Having these serious, intimate discussions can be scary, but as long as you take a page from Pinkett Smith’s book and approach the subjects calmly, you’re sure to do fine. And, hey, at least you have the added benefit of not streaming your most private talks to the whole world. That has to count for something, right?

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