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Talking to kids about sex

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How does your child get information about sex? Kids these days get their information from a range of sources other than adults, including their friends, magazines and the Internet.    One Australian survey found that the majority of teenagers learn about sex from pornography. The survey “Sex Lives of Australian Teenagers” by author and script-writer Joan Sauer found that 92% of 13/14 year old boys have seen pornography. With hardcore porn now being just a net search away this is hardly surprising.   Teens, in this survey, revealed that while they may know all about the biology of sexuality, what they want more information about is emotional intimacy and the mechanisms of how relationships work.    Talking about sexuality is tricky for parents. With kids being exposed to so much information and images from an early age, it’s te...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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