Teach Your Teens About Sex

The number one person to teach your teen about sex is not a teacher, counselor, or older friend. It’s you. You are the first line of defense against misinformation, and teens like it that way. A study found that most teenagers believe that it’s easier to delay sexual activity if they can talk openly and honestly with their parents about sex, which helps teens avoid early pregnancy. And it’s not just about explaining sex itself. It includes helping teens develop skills that allow for long-term, healthy relationships and an understanding of their attractions and desires. So get talking.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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