I'm so glad you've found your way here! I'm Melissa Pintor Carnagey, the founder of Sex-Positive Families. 

For the past decade, I've been a licensed social worker in the field of HIV, STD and sexual health working to strengthen resources and support for adults, families and community-based organizations. In 2017, I received my coaching certification with a focus on parent empowerment. I'm also presently proud to be a health educator teaching sex education curriculum to 7th-9th grade students in Austin-area charter schools.

The work of SPF combines my career and passions with my most relevant experience to-date as a sex-positive parent to an 18-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son, and a 4-year-old bonus son. My partner Ryan and I raise our sex-positive family with a focus on shaking the shame and trashing the taboos surrounding sex, the body, relationships, pleasure and safety. We have seen firsthand the power of sex-positive parenting in raising sexually healthy and empowered children from birth to adulthood. We want to share this knowledge and walk alongside more families seeking the same goals and outcomes for their family.

With Sex-Positive Families, we support parents and caretakers with information and services that promote having honest, open, shame-free conversations in families early and often. As we continue to develop more sexual health content and resources, we hope you will stay awhile, connect, and find value that you can apply in your home or community. 

Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter and feel free to contact me to say hello or find out how our services can support your family's goals: sexpositivefamilies@gmail.com.

Thank you for checking us out!


Talking about sexual health with your children is not just about sex, genitals and reproduction. The exciting part is that we generally have about 18 years to roll it all out. Starting early, approaching subjects gradually using age-appropriate language throughout their development, makes it a lot less overwhelming and awkward than trying to cram it into one talk. If there's a sexual health topic that you are looking to explore next with a child in your life, and you could use some support or guidance, send me an email. I can help you see your next steps through!