One of the most effective ways to increase sexual health and instill a commitment to prevention in teens is to have regular, age-appropriate conversations in our families about sex. To kick-start these conversations, there are some terrific programs available for families, including the outstanding, locally-developed Straight Talk.
Since countless families have participated in Straight Talk workshops, I often get emails and notes from colleagues and parents, and sometimes even kids, on parent-child-family communication about sex.
One friend and colleague shared this wonderful video of comedian, author, and Saturday Night Live alum, Julia Sweeney, telling an audience about a conversation started by her ten year-old daughter. It is hilarious! So often, a purely logical question from a ten year-old can catch us completely off guard!
Here is the link. Enjoy!