Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Sex

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Did you know that teens name parents as the biggest influence on their decisions about sex?

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Having the talk
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Did you know the "sex talk" isn't one talk but a lot of little talks? It starts with learning the correct names of body parts and leads to explaining specific ways to delay sex in a teen.

If you feel awkward, watch Planned Parenthood's "Talking About Sex and Relationships More Comfortably"

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If you want your child to wait to have sex, let them know. Help them by talking to them and building their self-esteem and confidence.

For more tips, watch Planned Parenthood's "Talking About Sex, Helping Your Teenager Wait To Have Sex"

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Teens who have a good relationships with their parents are more likely to talk to them about sex and less likely to take risks when it comes to sex.

For more tips, watch Planned Parenthood's "Talking About Sex, Helping Your Sexually Active Teen Be Safe"

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