5 Lies Your Abuela Told You About Sex

There are few things more uncomfortable in a Latino household than “the talk.”

I knew my father wished I died a virgin, which made sex a mindboggling and conflicting conversation. My grandmother's hardcore bruja spiritualism kept my legs together much longer than any of my friends. It's shocking to think that my goddess of a mother kept her own sex life, teen pregnancy and even me sealed for so long. My white virtue loomed over my adolescence much like the purity flower that Jane's grandmother Alba Villanueva hung over her bed on Jane the Virgin.

While abuela typically knows best, that's not the case when it comes to sex. Here are a few sex facts that proved your Latina grandma wrong.

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Bianca Mercado,

Bianca Alysse Mercado is a creatively driven millennial, with ink covered hands and headphones blaring. Prior to Latina, she worked alongside some of the most ingenious entertainment moguls at Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. You can find her in NYC, admiring all the beautiful things most people overlook. 

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