Did you grow up discussing sex with your parents, or if you're a mom, do you talk about sex with your kids? Well a new study is saying that making sex a normal subject of conversation at home will in fact decrease risky sexual behavior.
Sure, talking about the birds and the bees is embarrassing for both parties, but this research showed that the outcome is by far worth it. According to the article:
We can't say that kids whose parents talk about sex openly with them will have less sex, but research has shown an association between parents who are more open and kids who wait longer to have sex, have less teen pregnancy, and less sexually transmitted diseases, so communication is really important.
This information seems like a no brainer, yet I have to admit, sex was never an openly talked about subject in my house growing up, but what about yours? Were you raised to openly discuss sex and everything that comes with the territory with your parents? And do you plan to talk openly with your kids about it?