Stevie - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm about to have my first child (a boy) and I find myself wondering how I'm going to talk to him and any daughter I may have about sex when they are older... I am on Yahoo Answers a lot and I see tons of questions such as "I had unprotected sex and now I'm afraid I'm pregnant what do I do I can't tell my parents?" I had sex for the first time when I was 14 1/2 I was in love with the guy and had never done anything but kiss before that and I still knew enough to make sure we used a condom. What is wrong with kids today why when all you hear about is STD's and teen pregnancy would young teens NOT protect themselves they KNOW the consequences I just don't understand and it scares me! My mom talked quite frankly to me about sex, not a lot but she would say that " sex is a beautiful thing between two people that love each other" "If it doesn't feel good you're not doing it right" and "always use protection" I think this was great advice and it served me well I plan on telling my kids the same and when they are older talking to my daughter(s) about birth control and leaving a basket of condoms under the bathroom sink. It is plain stupid to think that teens won't have sex but if you prepare them with the knowledge and tools to protect themselves and make an educated decision you can at least have faith they will wait until they are ready and not wind up pregnant. What do you moms think is there anything you wish your parents had done differently when teaching you (or failing to teach you) about safe sex and how do you plan on teaching your kids?