I have always had very open discussions about sex with my now 17 year old daughter. I've asked her to talk to me when she feels she's ready to have sex for the first time, so we can discuss it and talk about birth control, feelings, etc. well, she informed me tonight that she feels she's ready to have sex with her boyfriend of 6 months. On one hand, I'm glad that she's waited this long and feels that she can talk to me. But on the other hand, I'm not sure that I was really ready to hear that. Of course, I tried not to show my true feelings about it. I told her that, before she does anything, I should make an appointment with a gynecologist to talk about birth control. She will be leaving the state for college this summer and has already told the boyfriend that they would be breaking up because she doesn't want to have a "long distance relationship". Is there anything else I need to discuss with her? I knew this day would come eventually, but I'm still kind of in shock. Any advice?