Tackling the Talk

Tackling the Talk

There are 12 comments on the Springfield News Leader story from Apr 10, 2006, titled Tackling the Talk. In it, Springfield News Leader reports that:

How do you talk about puberty and sexual intercourse and not freak out your kid? Talking about sex is big stuff.

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Mr Unknown

Nashville, TN

#3 Apr 19, 2006
you should probably teach them to use sand paper and steel wool when they get horny.
emily

Santa Clara, CA

#4 Jun 22, 2011
breath and relax take them to their favorite place and bring it up..if that doesnt work and they run u could take them for a long car ride and lock the doors lol. No but seriously try and talk to them about sex my mom never did and i lost my virginity at 14. I was even suprised i waited that long (my best bet was like 9.) And now 15 going on 16 i have sex alot. My parents never talked to me about it, given me birth control or condoms. I have pregnancy scares and i fear that one day ill get a disease. I had to learn how to stop on my own. Your kids should be able to have u.
Scotty2Hotty

Mount Morris, MI

#5 Jun 22, 2011
Don't stop emily! Just have the guy wear a hoodie all the time.
emily

Santa Clara, CA

#6 Jun 22, 2011
Scotty2Hotty wrote:
Don't stop emily! Just have the guy wear a hoodie all the time.
lol im glad at least someone is coaching me on my sex life! Thanks lol
Mark

Richmond, VA

#7 Jun 22, 2011
Emily is right. You need to look comfortable when you talk to your kids. They may not act like it now, but down the road they will be glad you did. It shows you care. Use the correct terms, not street slang when describing anything specific. My mother is in the medical field, so talking about sex was always open and used the correct medical terms. By middle school, I knew more FACTS then any of my friends. They still thought a woman could get pregnant off of a toilet seat. Good luck.
Scotty2Hotty

Mount Morris, MI

#8 Jun 22, 2011
emily wrote:
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lol im glad at least someone is coaching me on my sex life! Thanks lol
no probs. Would like to coach u hands on lol. But seriously, u would WANT "the talk"?! Ewwwwww! Mine lasted all of 5 min but felt like 5 years! Worst 5 min of my LIFE. Lol. Oh and i was sorta like you. Had sex early and THOUGHT i knew what i was doing. Didnt even wear a condom. SOOOO lucky i wasnt a teen daddy!!!
emily

Mount Morris, MI

#9 Jun 22, 2011
Scotty2Hotty wrote:
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no probs. Would like to coach u hands on lol. But seriously, u would WANT "the talk"! Ewwwwww! Mine lasted all of 5 min but felt like 5 years! Worst 5 min of my LIFE. Lol. Oh and i was sorta like you. Had sex early and THOUGHT i knew what i was doing. Didnt even wear a condom. SOOOO lucky i wasnt a teen daddy!!!
Lol yea u were. But i wish i could take it back and wait. Guess u dont know what u got till its gone. I feel like a slut everytime a guy asks me am i a virgin. I say the truth cuz sooner or later they find out anyway...
Scotty2Hotty

Santa Clara, CA

#10 Jun 22, 2011
emily wrote:
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Lol yea u were. But i wish i could take it back and wait. Guess u dont know what u got till its gone. I feel like a slut everytime a guy asks me am i a virgin. I say the truth cuz sooner or later they find out anyway...
14 isn't THAT young imo. When u start doesnt make u a slut. How many guys u do it with does. If u want to u could stop having sex and become a "born again virgin". Its up to u i guess. I sorta regret having sex so young. I kinda lost my innocense i guess. But on the other hand, u cant change what is done, and the more sex u have the better u r at it lol.
emily

Mount Morris, MI

#11 Jun 22, 2011
Mark wrote:
Emily is right. You need to look comfortable when you talk to your kids. They may not act like it now, but down the road they will be glad you did. It shows you care. Use the correct terms, not street slang when describing anything specific. My mother is in the medical field, so talking about sex was always open and used the correct medical terms. By middle school, I knew more FACTS then any of my friends. They still thought a woman could get pregnant off of a toilet seat. Good luck.
us kids think were so invincible.. Well until ur at the doctors getting a hiv test. Scary time in my life. I prayed then.. When i found out i was ok i changed my life around.. Talking to ur kids is a huge part of their teen life. You could end up saving ur kids life.
emily

Mount Morris, MI

#12 Jun 22, 2011
Scotty2Hotty wrote:
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14 isn't THAT young imo. When u start doesnt make u a slut. How many guys u do it with does. If u want to u could stop having sex and become a "born again virgin". Its up to u i guess. I sorta regret having sex so young. I kinda lost my innocense i guess. But on the other hand, u cant change what is done, and the more sex u have the better u r at it lol.
when i "turned" my life around i thought about being a born again virgin then i was like...... Sex is so good i cant stop lol. I just try to inform other kids so they dont make such a big mistake lol.
Scotty2Hotty

Santa Clara, CA

#13 Jun 22, 2011
emily wrote:
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when i "turned" my life around i thought about being a born again virgin then i was like...... Sex is so good i cant stop lol. I just try to inform other kids so they dont make such a big mistake lol.
lol isnt that being a hypocrite tho? Not trying to judge. I just dont understand. R u telling them to stay virgins then finding the closest [email protected]? Or are u just saying to them wait if u can and when ur ready be prepared?i could understand that. And were u once kinda really promiscuous and now u have sex still but only with guys u know or even love?
emily

Mount Morris, MI

#14 Jun 22, 2011
Scotty2Hotty wrote:
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lol isnt that being a hypocrite tho Not trying to judge. I just dont understand. R u telling them to stay virgins then finding the closest [email protected] Or are u just saying to them wait if u can and when ur ready be preparedi could understand that. And were u once kinda really promiscuous and now u have sex still but only with guys u know or even love
im telling them to wait and be prepared. Its human nature to feel the urge and sometimes u get caught up so they might as well be prepared. At one time i was having sex with anyone anywhere but now i do have a bf and we have sex. Im not sure if its true love between us but we just have sex (safely). I thought i could be good and Ive it up forever but once you do it u get addicted lol...

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