How to talk to your boy about sex
Sex. It’s a tricky subject. Especially when it’s time to have the conversation with your own child. We’ve picked a few important points you should cover.
Consent. We’ve often heard the phrase, “No means no.” This can’t be emphasised enough. When talking to your son, explain that not only must he get his sexual partner’s consent, but he should give his consent too. Emphasise that it’s not okay for anyone to touch another without having their permission.
Values. The values you’re already teaching your son will also apply to sex. These include being truthful, showing respect and displaying care when it comes to his partner. Make sure he understands this and guide him on what’s acceptable based on your shared values.
Pregnancy. Your son needs to know (and understand!) that whenever he has sex with a girl, there’s a chance he’ll become a dad. Take this opportunity to talk to him about condoms. You may want to touch on contraceptives too.
Terminology. Does your son know the correct terms for his penis and testicles? Is he familiar with terms like erection and wet dream? When it comes to detail, you’ll know best what your child can handle. Just consider his age and level of maturity.
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