Sex Ed for pre-teens at home
Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:54 AM
As an aside, wife was talking to him about it recently, and he asked about a woman's body. We're not exactly nudists, but we're not shy either, so he's seen her naked before but was asking about whats down there. She pulled up a Wikipedia article, not knowing there would be photos along with the traditional drawings. He saw a very close up image of a vagina, and asked "is that what a woman's privates look like"? mom confirmed that it was.....to which he replied....."why the heck would you put ANYTHING" in that! Guess he'll grow into it!
Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:05 AM
Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:15 PM
Actually no, I hadn't, will check it out. Thanks!.
Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:37 PM
I have found that children are very perceptive of the way you treat the subject. If you feel awkward talking about it, they'll avoid putting you in that position in the future. So, I'd say approaching questions directly will put you on the right footing for future talks. People always talk about "the talk", but I've opted for approaching sex-ed as an ongoing conversation.
Maybe these threads will give you other ideas about on how to breach the questions...
This post has been edited by Olive: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:44 PM
Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 07:20 AM
As this venue, like so many others, has many many posts dealing with the topic of lack of sex drive or infrequent intimacy, this is an area that I personally believe needs to be made absolutely clear to the younger folk. Perhaps armed with this knowledge they will be better able to cope when this does happen in their lives. Knowing up front that all the talk and outside help in the world is not going to change that or prevent that from happening is very important.
Equally important is that they understand that lack of drive can be a medical issue as well as a natural event. Good communication practices works well.
Other discussions too could be on the evils of how some folks use sexual intimacy as ransom to get what they want or other similar twists.
Hopefully too, the discussions will also involve not being in too big of a hurry to tie the knot, a solid understanding of birth control, STD's, and overall hygiene and health.
Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 09:17 AM
Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 09:18 AM
I 100% agree with this statement as well.