Dad, Let’s Talk about SEX!!!

Has your child been asking questions about sex? This is an indication that they’re ready for some candid answers. In contrast to some of the myths prevailing around talking about sex with children, it’s never too early to start talking about it. The key is to discover some ways to go about it. There are many advantages of talking about sex and relationships with your children as they grow up. It can help them take care of their sexual health once they start having sex.

According to a popular belief, talking about sex triggers desire to have sex in children. However, this is not true. The conversation will only help them keep from dangerous health conditions contracted due to unprotected sexual activities.

Here are some good reasons to talk about sex with your child:

I want to know it!!!

Your child wants to know about sex but he doesn’t know how to gather the info, where to get it from, and how much is necessary for his age. Most teenagers feel confused and even scared about sex and relationships. They wait for their parents to teach them about the complicated process.

Wrong Sources

It is dangerous for children to gather info from wrong sources such as porn movies, magazines, newspapers, television, and on the World Wide Web. These sources give half baked information and most of the time; things are exaggerated beyond the point. The message is not clear. As a responsible guardian, you can help your child know the truth.
I can Wait!

Did you know talking about sex with your child helps them wait? According to studies, it has been revealed that talking to your teen about sex and relationships will relieve them from pressure to have sex. This mean despite peer pressure and other forcing elements, they’re more likely to wait. Talking openly will give them the confidence to discuss the topic with a boyfriend/girlfriend in the future.

Prudent Decision

When you ensure that your child understand basic terms related to sex such as contraception, safe sex, and dangers involved, you are helping them make prudent choices once they decide to have sex. The basic idea is to help them to avoid taking risks leading to pregnancy or serious sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Each teenager holds a right to know about contraception and safe sex.

Chlamydia

This is the most commonly diagnosed STD. About 70% of girls and 50% of boys infected with the disease show no symptoms at all! Unfortunately, this is risky if left untreated for a long time. Chlamydia can lead to severe complications, including infertility. Your child should know that condoms help to protect against this infection along with various others including the deadly AIDs.

I trust You, Dad/Mom

It is their Mom and dad, children trust the most. Once in secondary school, your child will be going through the crucial stage of puberty. He may be exposed to half-truths and myths from classmates. Seeing everyone else having sex, your child may be tempted to indulge in it. But having sex until they’re 16 can be dangerous.

Talking to your child about sex will help them stay safe and enjoy a happy sexual life in future.

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