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How To Talk To Your Parents About Sex

Posted by: webmaster on Monday, June 21, 2004 - 08:52 _PRINTPrinter friendly page  _EMAILFRIENDSend this story to a friend
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Information is of essence when it comes to questioning the adolescent sexuality. Moved by curiosity, kids usually rely o­n friends’ experiences to search for clues. They forget that in general, their friends are also adolescents, equally having the same doubts and questions.

Otherwise, your parents would be the best source where you may search for leads. Obviously, there’d be awkward and folks and are likely to feel uncomfortable with "the" talk, but they may provide the guidance you sought to answer your queries, and help even when your problem requires professional assistance (a girl who needs to go into pills, for instance).

If you’re feeling ready to open up, just wait for a good opportunity to bring up the subject with your parents. Comments o­n some kid in the neighborhood or a particular movie scene that you’re watching together are good chances to start breaking the ice and so clarify your doubts about sexuality. Remind your parents that simply because you’re asking about sex, it doesn’t mean that you’re actually having it.

However, don’t rush into the subject. Most parents tend to feel a way too surprised, and don’t understand that you’re giving them a chance to get to know what’s really going o­n (in a very positive way) and to answer any questions about your adolescent sexuality. It’s also essential to keeping a free dialogue o­n a daily basis, and not o­nly o­ne single big talk. o­nce it becomes a custom, it’ll be easier to bring sex back o­n, and therefore you may discuss even the results of your previous conversations.

Show your parents that even if you’re looking for answers, you’re aware of your sexuality, its risks, consequences and different aspects. In perceiving that your doubts aren’t just coming out of the blue and you have already previous information, your parents will feel more secure in complementing this information or trying to show you a solution.

Talking to your parents about your sexuality might not be such an easy task. It maybe the very opportunity to your personal improvement, and also to catch up with your parents. If you decide to share your experiences and ask for guidance from your parents, there’s no reason to feel ashamed of. Sex is part and parcel of life, and rest assured that at some point of their lives your parents probably had the same doubts.

 

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