Post # 1
Mine didn’t. My dad/step-mom literally told me nothing. I didn’t even know what a period was until I was literally 13 and at the time, my real mom had given me tampons “just in case” my dad and step-mom found them and confiscated them because ” you can’t use a tampon until you’re married and not a virgin.” I was so naive. I remember once asking about it and my step-mom showing me a book on anatomy and covering up pictures of a penis, a vagina and breasts. I literally didnt even know how sex worked till I was like 15 and my schools never had sex ed. I have every intention of talking to my girls about sex starting at a very you g age. So, did your parents talk to you about sex?
Post # 3
@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
Yah they did. My mom did anyway, my dad would have been sooooo awkward at that conversation.
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
@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
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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
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
haha! I got a book on my bed when I turned 9 and needed a bra.