Janet - posted on 07/30/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
The one and only time I told my now thirteen year old daughter about sex, was when she was seven. When she had asked the "How are babies made?", I answered "Daddy puts his penis into Mommy's vagina, to give Mommy a special seed to make a baby." At the time I was very proud of how I tackled the situation, and thought that I didn't have to say much more about that topic for a long while. Well, 6 years have passed and I still haven't said anymore, because I figured that if my daughter does have any questions, she'd ask me. But she hasn't and it was only around one week ago that I saw in my Amazon viewing history: "Asking about Sex and Growing Up: A guide for kids" that I realised she needs "the talk".
My child has not been told anything else about sex from me and school has not given sex-ed either, so I am really stuck on what to say to her. Should I leap into contraceptives, but that would suggest that people have sex even when they don't want a baby, and I'm not sure she knows that yet. Can anyone who has (or had) a 13 year old tell me what she should know at her age, and what I should say.
Thanks so much