This topic has been blowing up my google alerts! Apparently a new Australian sexual health guide, “Talk Soon, Talk Often,” urges parents to begin discussing sex and sexual health with their children as early as age 2. Author Jenny Walsh notes that talking to children about sexuality doesn’t necessarily make them “go out and do it”. The book urges parents to make sex an open conversation- it’s not all about one big talk, but hundreds of conversations from the time the child is a toddler until age 17.
Though I was lucky enough to have parents that have always been open to talking about sex, many of my peers had to wait until that painfully awkward “sex talk” during their teenage years. This guide should come as a relief to both parents and children- it doesn’t all have to rely on that one painful conversation! Keep it an open dialogue, and I promise, it will be easier.
You can download the new guide here. Good luck!
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