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Questions tagged [sex-education]

Teaching about sexual activity, sexual anatomy, reproduction, sexuality, safe sex practices and birth control.

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How to deal with children when parents are caught in the act?

A near relative discussed this issue with me. They have 2 sons and 2 daughters and everyone sleeps in the same room. They cannot afford as of now to live in a large apartment with separate room for ...
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Is it inappropriate for young teens to cuddle and sleep together if there is no sign of it being sexual?

I'm trying to decide if I should intervene and would very much appreciate some feedback. I am Japanese btw and my English may not be perfect, sorry. My son and his best friend are both 13 years of ...
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How to healthily educate about STDs/STIs?

There is plenty of help available via books for how to sex ed. However, how could a parent include educating on STDs in such a way that the child is educated about it but at the same time the parent ...
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How to discuss private parts with an almost 3-year-old and introduce gender?

I was hoping to get some advice, particularly from LGBTQ parents or those from the Trans community (though answers from anyone are most appreciated!). My almost 3 year old little girl has started ...
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I found a video on my 8-year-old girls tablet where her same aged girl friend asks her to show her private areas. And she does. What should I do?

They are good friends since they were 4. Last weekend at a play date at my house they were playing with my girls tablet, making toys videos (just for fun, not uploading them anywhere), filming the ...
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13-year-old sister dating elder (16 y.o. or more) guys

To begin with, I am 22-year-old girl who studies far away from home town for 4 years by now. All my family lives in Russia, if this is important. I have 13-year-old sister whose relations with our ...
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What can a father do in raising girls who will practice abstinence?

I am a father of 3 beautiful daughters, all of whom are 7 or under. If they are anything like their mom, I know they will grow up to be beautiful women (both inside and and out). One thing that ...
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Condoms in a care package: Parents advice

Following a bit of advice in Meta, I wanted to ask for the advice that parents who have this experience (or know who has) what is best. I am strictly not looking for opinions about whether this is ...
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How to give a 5-year-old “the talk”?

We have a 5-year-old son and my wife is pregnant with a second child. Our son asked us how the baby got inside of her. Should I give him the talk? If so how much detail should I go into?
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Using pornography in sex education

My son, who is eight and a half years old, has begun asking about sex more frequently in recent months. His questions are less about the reproductive aspect of human sexuality (which he understands, ...
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How to deal with an 8 year boy googling the word “sex”?

My friend is in a dilemma, his has caught his 8 year boy googling the the words "beauty sex" , the child has grown in a very good environment and his parents are conservative, he even misspelt the ...
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My 7 year old son acts out in sexual ways [duplicate]

I'm a single mother of 2. My daughter is 13 and my son is 7. My son's father shot himself 2 years ago. That's when things started to change. When his dad was alive, my son never wanted to go to his ...
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At what age is it suggested to enunciate specific expectations regarding sexual activity?

As many other parents, I have my own ideas of rules/expectations of my kids around their future sexual activity (from obvious - such as no sex with anyone who was not negatively tested for STDs and ...
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How different cultures teach kids about sex

I'm interested in how cultures around the world teach sex-education and which may be the most effective at preparing kids to make smart, informed decisions about when sex is okay and what the ...
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11 year old son searching for porn

I've recently had a quick look at my son's iPod touch and found a large google searches for various pornographic phrases. He's a little bit advanced in terms of hormones, etc. (e.g. voice broken, ...
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Are children harmed by the awareness of their parent's sexuality and sexual activity?

My wife and I are having our first child this July and a conversation that we have now and then is the prospect of having sex with our baby in the room. I've read other questions related to this ...
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Should I use “pet names” when talking about (private) body parts with my child?

Given some recent questions regarding sexual discussions with questions, I want to take a step back and ask a related question: Should I use "pet names" when referring to a body part with my child? ...
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Is it preferable to have “sex talks” vs “all the time education”?

The stereotypical way to teach the kids about sex is to have the stereotypically dreaded "the birds and the bees" "THE talk". Would it instead be more preferable (and why) to NOT have a single ...
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Explaining sexual attraction

So, my prepubescent daughters have pretty much got an idea about 'where babies come from', though their curiosity so far has only got them as far as how the baby gets out, not how 'Paolo' gets 'in'. ...
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Explaining Teen Pregnancy to Young Child

So, my six-year-old daughter has understood that babies come from a "special kind of hug" done between the mommy and daddy. I should clarify that she has actually seen sex on a farm between animals ...
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How to explain to a toddler when masturbation is appropriate?

Our toddler has discovered the joys of having her hand down the front of her panties. Frequently. Now, we don't want to tell her that doing so is wrong, but we want to explain to her that there's an ...
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What should I teach my teenager about condoms?

Let me preface the question by saying that I'm not asking this question in order to endorse or promote teenage sex. Even if my child wants to wait until he is married to have sex, as a parent, I still ...
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When should you start talking with your children about sex?

In a recent episode of Super Nanny (a UK and US show on parenting), I noticed that Jo Frost was openly talking to the parents and older sibling of a family about sex in front of a 6-7 year old. My ...