How to talk about sex with newly grown kids ?

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Registered: 07-09-2013
How to talk about sex with newly grown kids ?
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 3:31am

I am sure there are lots of parents who find it difficult to talk about sex or any sex related knowledge with their grownup kid. This can be embarrassing sometimes but it is important for them. Can anybody share any nice tip regarding the subject ?

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:53am
I guess I agree with the others. Have there been any conversations in the past at all? My daughter is leaving for college in the fall and we've had plenty of conversations about sex, periods, etc. over the years, so I feel completely comfortable talking with her about things. She just got a boyfriend for the first time this year and we have had conversations, such as, now you do remember that if you are having sex, 2 forms of protection are a must right? (She was conceived while on BCP's when I was 17, so I stress the importance of never putting all your eggs in one basket). To which she always replies, yes, but don't worry, I don't need any of it.
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 9:32am

I guess I'd say by now they should pretty much know the gory details and the last thing they'd want is parental interference.  I think if I felt compelled to say anything I'd email something so it's not embarrasing/in person. (At least that's the most likely way ds20 would 'listen')

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 07-09-2013 - 8:52am

I think it is easiest to just jump right into the deep end. Don't test the water first, just jump. I remind our kids that we are not just Lutheran for the hour we sit in the pew, a lot.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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