How do I talk to my children about sex?
A person’s sexual life is built from birth. Children and their parents begin by asking questions about their bodies and their differences with the other sex. Talking about sexuality with them is not always a challenge. However, when you ignore their questions, they may sense your discomfort and try to find explanations elsewhere. And maybe not with the people or places you would have liked. Therefore, it’s best to talk about it with them. This content gives you the tools to talk freely about sex with your children.
What’s the point of talking to kids about sex?
Curiosity about sex is part of a child’s development. This questioning makes the family a point of reference. Your role is privileged when it comes to talking about sex. However, this notion is not limited to sexual relations, as its expression also involves the growth of the body.
This means that you need to be supportive of your children’s discovery of their bodies and their sexual pleasure. However, it is important that you also address issues such as contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted infections and sexual abuse.
The best way to talk to your child about sex?
As a family member, you may be concerned that talking about sex with your child will lead to action. You need to determine what you want your child to know about love and intimacy. The better you understand, the better you will respond to your child.
It’s important to talk to your child repeatedly about the same topic, depending on his age and what he needs to know at that age. Explanations about sexuality need to be updated, expanded and added to as your child grows, as does the purchase of new shoes that fit.