How did you learn about sexuality?

How we learned about sexuality influences how we want our children to learn about it.

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By thinking about the quality and nature of your experiences as a child and youth, you may find it easier to script your responses to your children’s questions, and open opportunities to discuss sexuality issues with them.  It may help to ask yourself questions like:

  • What would I like to have known or been able to ask, and when?
  • Was there anything I wish my parents had done, or wish they had said to me?
  • What is one message I want to be sure to give my children about sexuality?
  • Do I know enough facts to have the conversation? 
  • Where can I get reliable facts for both of us?