The talk

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Parents
11/25/2011
Lindsey123 Lindsey123
I'm 27. Still haven't had the talk. I guess she left it up to high school and med school?
12/07/2011
Teaser Teaser
I think it is a dual responsibility. I think the parents need to have a healthy, open relationship with their kids and teach them their values about sex and life in general. I also believe that the schools need to provide an atmosphere of safety, and learning, and assist the parents, who may even have some misconceptions themselves. It is definitely the job of both parties, especially in this instantaneous world we live in.
12/07/2011
Flash777 Flash777
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
Such an awkard talk, glad I never got it
12/21/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
Definitely the parents
12/23/2011
fredacarl fredacarl
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
Parent
02/14/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
My mom never taught me, and the school preached abstinence. Therefore, I ended up giving the sex talk to my mom. It's ridiculous.
02/15/2012
ViVix ViVix
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Originally posted by Maeby
I agree that it should up to the parents, but I also think sexual health is an important part of an overall health curriculum.

I'm a product of an abstinence-only education, and let me tell you, it wasn't just limited to "no sex ... More
My counselor told me that every time you have sex you give a piece of yourself away and can't be whole again!
02/15/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
Parent
02/17/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Parents, unless your parents are like mine and all the education they are willing to give is: if you do that = have baby. But don't do that because it is a sin and against God and only married couples should do that, and even if you are married you should feel dirty to like it.

Hell, my parents cared way too much about what was going in my panties. My mom refused to teach me the use of tampons or even talk about it because she said it would make me no longer a virgin. Ohhh (extreme) christianity, what you do to people..
04/27/2012
Mistressdead Mistressdead
Ideally, I think both the parents and the schools should play a part in teaching a child about sex. I, personally, was taught about sex in both private school and when I got to public high school. In each case things were taught entirely differently and my high school even went so far as to teach about STDs every few months and have students come in and remind people to get tested, how to use a condom, etc, etc.

When it comes for me to have kids and eventually the "talk" is needed I would like to sit down with my daughter or son and tell them the facts. Be straight up with them on what sex is, what two partners do, and also safe sex. I'd want my kids to grow up safe and know that I'd support them no matter what happened sexually! But I would also want the school to teach them about things, as I know that this can also help too!
04/28/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I would say both, because I don't think all parents are educated enough to teach 'safe sex.'
04/28/2012
delta117 delta117
The schools and the parents morals aren't always the same and explaining everything is something that should be done openly. If you can't talk to your parents about something that is natural then how can you talk about bigger problems later in life. I think the parents should be the ones to have that talk.
04/28/2012
Vegan Silk Vegan Silk
I didn't vote because I think it is good to have both. Schools should supply factual information that is not based on religion.

parent should talk to their kids about what their expectations are, and their religious/moral views on the subject.

in places with abstinence only education that is supported by parents kids are left without the tools to deal with their sexuality and there is more disease and teen pregnancy.

It is a public health issue to give young people information.
04/28/2012
pinkpottergirl pinkpottergirl
I think parents should talk about it if their kids have questions, but schools should also have comprehensive sex ed
06/29/2012
SadoMas SadoMas
schools can only teach so much, a parent has that personal experience that a sex ed class wont teach you
10/17/2012
mamaseatspoop mamaseatspoop
The parent should.
11/26/2012
ArcaneBlast ArcaneBlast
It really depends on what kind of background you have. Some parents are too conservative to be objective to teach about sex. This is the same for schools too so there is no real way to say who should be responsible. Sometimes there is no right answer because both choices' moral objections make it impossible for them to teach objectively.

I'm not saying that's a good thing to be anti-sex, but there are many different cultures out there and some aren't ready for the progressiveness that is 'The Talk'
12/05/2012
invisiblehat invisiblehat
Ideally, it should be the parents, but more often than not schools end up picking up the slack, so I guess both?
12/05/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
Both, but I believe parents need to introduce the topics first, as assurance, but also allow teachers to help with questions that kids might not want to ask their parents. This is a lil tough sometimes, just an understanding that it's okay and they're wonderful and safe is good.
01/23/2013
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
My parents never gave me the talk v.v i feel pretty sad whenever i think about it so...i think parents should definitely talk to their children. It can mean a lot to some like me
01/23/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
Parents
01/30/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
I think both should cover...but parents really need to make sure this is covered.
01/30/2013
hillys hillys
I think it should be both. Although I think it's nice to hear from your parents first and sometimes school starts wayyyy to early (like 3rd grade). Yet it is good to have the information from schools as wells because it gives you more info (as long as the teachers don't take a totally biased point of view and actually teach)
02/07/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
Parents!
02/07/2013
lainebug lainebug
Quote:
Originally posted by Akira
Responsibility for teaching safe sex should fall more upon the school or the parents?
the parents and the school should just help with follow up
02/07/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Parents, but the school should cover the basics as a backup
02/08/2013
chelly411 chelly411
I think it always falls on the parent to educate the kid on the "talk"
02/24/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Parent preferably but not everyone is a teacher even in this most common area. Not every parent is comfortable with broaching this subject with their kids. I can truly attest to this, not as a parent but as the kid in question.
02/28/2013
karenm karenm
I'd say parents, but ideally there would be some education from both.
03/01/2013
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