October has been designated THE month to talk about sexuality with your family. So jump on the bandwagon, folks, and be the coolest person on your block by talking about sex with your teen!
A wide range of organizations set aside the month of October, now that everyone is settled back into their school routines, as a great time to talk about whatever issues around sex or sexuality need to be addressed in your family. Maybe you’ve been avoiding this discussion, whether it be about homosexuality, masturbation, condoms and safe sex, how to say no to a potential sex partner, or a whole range of other issues. Well now is the time to stop putting off that discussion!
Here are a variety of sources for you to reference for help in having that conversation:
- How to gut it out…A Top Ten List for Talking To Teens About…Well, you know.
- Planned Parenthood’s materials for parents
- SIECUS’s (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) Families Are Talking project
- About.com’s extensive information for parents on adolescent sexuality and sex education
All of those sites could keep you busy reading for some time. But only poke around on those for a little bit – then turn off the computer and go start talking with your family!