Need advice! I found a used condom in my stepsons bag...

Morgan - posted on 02/18/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My stepson spends every other weekend with us. He is 14 and is good friends with my son who is also 14.
I went into my son's room because while someone else was moving furniture for remodeling they found a marijuana pipe and so I decided to go through his room to see if there was other things that I don't allow in the house.
Eventually I came to a duffel bag and didn't realize it belonged to my stepson before I started going through it. I pulled out the contents from a side pocket and in my grip dangled a used condom. Looking at the bag again I realized it belonged to my stepson and not my son. I thought I couldn't just leave something so unsanitary there so I threw it away.
Now the boys are back and he'll eventually know that it's gone.
How do I handle the awkwardness that is most likely going to follow?
What is he doing with that at age 14?
He's always trusted in me and confided in me and I'm afraid he won't like me anymore. I should have never thrown it away but I did and don't know what to do.


Dove - posted on 02/18/2013




Why the heck wouldn't you throw a USED condom away?! Why the heck would he keep one? That is absolutely disgusting. You should be less worried about him not 'liking' you anymore and more concerned about what he's doing.

You should sit down with his father and find out how he wants to proceed.

The good news is that if he is sexually active... he's using protection, but um.... ick.

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