DiscoverTalking To Teens: Expert Tips for Parenting TeenagersEp 96: Getting Over the Awkwardness to Talk About Sex
Ep 96: Getting Over the Awkwardness to Talk About Sex

Ep 96: Getting Over the Awkwardness to Talk About Sex

Update: 2020-07-261
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Talking to teens about sex is one of the hardest things to do as a parent. Initiation discussion about the birds and the bees can be very confusing, messy, and just plain awkward! Not only that, but teenagers can be very resistant to opening up and talking about sex even if they have questions and want clarification on the subject.

No matter how uncomfortable or difficult talking to your teenager about sex and relationships is, it’s a crucial part of helping your child to grow up happy and healthy. Kids today are exposed to sexual content from a very young age, with the internet providing an infinite amount of pornographic content. While knowing about sex from a young age is ok, kids should be learning the facts from an educational, honest source rather than porn. The porn industry, more concerned with making money than protecting the minds and hearts of young people, often portrays sex as degrading, violent, and often not even consenual.

Sound terrifying? I’m scared too! That’s why I’m sitting down with Cindy Pierce in today’s episode. Cindy is the author of several different books that tell you how to talk to teens about sex: Sexplotation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Secuality in a Porn-Driven World and Sex, College, and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture. She also travels around to schools across the country to educate teenagers, parents, and college students about sex...

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Ep 96: Getting Over the Awkwardness to Talk About Sex

Ep 96: Getting Over the Awkwardness to Talk About Sex

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