(Closed) Did your parents talk to you about sex?

posted 5 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Ninteenthchance:  Yep, total transparency on the topic.

My mom was out of the picture by the time I was 5yrs old (although, by that time I knew what sex was), and all growing up my single dad to 3 daughters was very honest and open about it.

Even now he jokes with my husband about sex, which is highly creepy and simultaneously hilarious.

Post # 4
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yah they did. My mom did anyway, my dad would have been sooooo awkward at that conversation. 

Post # 5
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That must have been HORRIBLE! I have a friend from the Deep South that never got sex ed and whose parents believed that if you didn’t tell a kid about sex, that they would never have it!

I started sex ed in 5th grade, I think! It started with basic parts and what does what and reproduction (and periods). Then they taught us more and more every year, until we knew everything about everything and every imaginable kind of birth control!

Post # 6
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yep yep! I got the talk at 7, and had health class in middle school that covered some sex topics like pregnancy and Save-The-Date Cards and things. I’m REALLY glad my mother was so open and honest with me about anything I wanted to know. I plan to be that way with my children. 

Post # 7
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes. They started the conversation when I was ten and were always open to discussing my questions. Thank goodness because my school’s sex Ed was basically “don’t have sex” so if my parents weren’t as open as they were I wouldn’t have known much about birth control.

Post # 8
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

No my mother bought me some womanhood books and told me to read them when I was 11 though.

I found out about sex by reading the Q & A in Seventeen magazine… it was horrifying.

Post # 9
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

No actually not at all! The Christian school I went to told us about sex in early high school, and all the teenage girl magazines I read had sections about sex lol. My parents must have thought if I wanted to know anything else I would ask (which I wouldn’t, it would have been awkward).

Post # 10
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nope. They wouldn’t say a word about it. All my mom ever said was that you don’t have sex until you’re married. That certainly wasn’t the case for me 😉

Post # 11
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My parents never talked to me about it, and I never had sex ed either. I don’t remember when I learned what went where, probably middle school. My mom made sure I knew about periods, though, she prepared me for it and answered all my questions. At some point, it was just understood that I knew what sex was. I do remember one time she was telling me that all boys wanted was to get into my pants, and I wondered what the heck is in my pants that they want? lol.

Post # 12
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Yes. My mom would answer every question I had as a young child, then bought me a book when I was about nine. I knew all I needed to know way before my awkward sex ed class in high school taught by our religion teacher who had just opted out of being a priest.

Post # 13
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@PixelMePretty:  Ah yes, the womanhood books! That’s all I got from my parents… and to be honest, that was fine with me. I was so overly embarrassed about everything, even going to the department store to get my first bra was so traumatizing for me. Talking about sex would’ve been just mortifying.

Post # 14
3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Lol no 🙁 they’re catholic so “don’t do it until you’re married ” & that was it basically . They didn’t have sex ed or if they did I must’ve been absent since I don’t remember squat. It was awkward going through those changes and not knowing how to handle it (this was before I could Google!)

Post # 15
7493 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, when I was 10. Which was nice except I had heard about it in kindergarten.  So when I had a daughter I made sure I told her before she went to school because I wanted her to hear it from me first.

Post # 16
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

haha! I got a book on my bed when I turned 9 and needed a bra.

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