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  • 14

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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yep that was the beginning. No stork or any nonsense like that.

    People seem way to uptight about sex. I mean if kids are watch "Animal Planet" and "Discovery" they know what reproduction is. We just had to fill in the moral aspects and explain the repercussions etc.
    Hell, until the 1900s, most people were rural and agricultural; most kids grew up on farms watching animals mate and give birth; not to mention, up until about 150 years ago (the Victorian era), people really didn't have any concept of the "privacy" we find so necessary these days. Many if not most families lived in one-room houses, with an outhouse, and a kitchen in an outbuilding. Children were not strangers to the concept of sex, even if they weren't entirely clear on all the mechanics of it. Or childbirth, for that matter; until the past century, the average woman gave birth to nine children, and she did so at home. Births did not take place in hospitals until the 20th century.

    It didn't cause everyone to grow up to be traumatized victims or warped, perverted psychopaths.
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I don't think asking about that is a good measure of whether or not they are ready, though. Like I said, I'm a curious person, I wouldn't be surprised if I had been asking how babies are born even at 3 or 4 years. There's no way I would have even understood what was being said at that point.
    I agree. She was not asking "where do babies come from" that's an easy one at a young age. It's the why do I have a different pee pee, lol. Things like that.

    Why are people trying to break this down to one simple question? It's not, it can be a few, one or many questions relating to human reproduction and sexuality. When it happens, you know it.
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Hell, until the 1900s, most people were rural and agricultural; most kids grew up on farms watching animals mate and give birth; not to mention, up until about 150 years ago (the Victorian era), people really didn't have any concept of the "privacy" we find so necessary these days. Many if not most families lived in one-room houses, with an outhouse, and a kitchen in an outbuilding. Children were not strangers to the concept of sex, even if they weren't entirely clear on all the mechanics of it. Or childbirth, for that matter; until the past century, the average woman gave birth to nine children, and she did so at home. Births did not take place in hospitals until the 20th century.

    It didn't cause everyone to grow up to be traumatized victims or warped, perverted psychopaths.
    These were our great-great grandparents.
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    I would say somewhere in the 10-12 range. It should happen before the kid enters puberty.
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I voted other. When the child is ready. We all mature at different rates, why be restricted?
    Yep
    And it's better to err on the side of caution and have it done with sooner than later - and certain aspects repeated several times (such as waiting to have sex).

    I lost my virginity at age 14 - knocked up at 17. My parent explained the birds and the bees after I already learned about it in school - but they failed to consider encouraging caution on my part. It never occured to me that have sex would get me all ragud up.
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    I think it would depend on the maturity level of each individual child or if you caught your kid having sex then you should give them the full talk regardless.
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    I wouldn't give them a full on sex talk. Just tell them where babies come from, give a cartoon like description on sex, and let them find out at school during sex ed. And i think 12 year is a good idea bit digsbe has a good point too.

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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    What makes you think so?
    Elaborate.

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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    It's so individual it's hard to say any one "good" age. I think when they're old enough to ask the questions they're old enough to hear at least part of the answers, but by their questions you'll know how interested and mature they are in their thinking about it. I'd say the earlier the better, if not before puberty then definitely as soon as they get there. But not so early you're getting calls from the school about them sharing "inappropriate information" on the playground. lol
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    Re: What is a good age to have the FULL sex talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Elaborate.
    You stated: "Personally I had a Boy and when the time came to sit down with him to discuss sex, i found he had a greater knowledge than did I, which thoroughly discomforted myself and my wife.
    However I do acknowledge that it is different for a girl."


    I'm asking you to elaborate on why you think so.
    I only have sons, not daughters.
    But this doesn't sound right to me.
    In my experience, girls are actually more mature and more knowledgeable about human anatomy and sexuality than boys are, at least in adolescence.

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