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Open discussions about sex can actually delay the start of sexual activity. Teens who talk with their parents about sex are more likely to have safe sex. The world is full of different and confusing messages about sex and relationships. Find out what your teen knows — be interested in their views on sex and correct any misinformation they may have.
Present the risks objectively - including emotional pain, sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy. Find a teachable moment — look for opportunities to talk about sexual topics in everyday conversations. Stress the importance of safe sex - make sure your teen understands how to get and use contraception. Discuss contraception - support your teen to make an appointment with a doctor to choose the best option for them.
Talk about values - explore their feelings, values, beliefs and attitude around sex. Discuss what sex might mean to them. Role model how to find information safely. Use media to spark conversations — when TV shows or movies raise issues about sex and values.
Explain that oral sex isn't a risk-free alternative - using condoms or dental dams are important to avoid STIs. Help them understand consent - both people need to agree and they can stop or change their mind at any time. Talk about emotional consequences - make sure your teen understands sexual assault and sexual abuse. Talk about relationships - sex is a relationship with another person. Listen carefully - understand your teen's pressures, challenges and concerns, before talking them through. Don't rely on scare tactics — talk about sex in a balanced way, discuss both the pros and cons.
If they don't feel comfortable, let them know they can talk with another trusted adult, doctor or Kids Helpline. Needing more support with this talk? Try calling Parentline in your state or territory. Talking about sexting can feel uncomfortable for many parents.
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When to talk with your teen about sex. Sexual education is an ongoing conversation. Be prepared and informed. Tips to help the conversation go smoothly Here are some strategies for a more helpful and successful talk:.
Actively listen and support. Provide resources about safe sex. Use the proper names for body parts and bodily functions. Give them chances to express their feelings and thoughts. Make it a conversation that is informal and relaxed. Help them understand that sex is a big deal.
Choose a time where distractions are minimal. Be honest and open with your thoughts, values and concerns. Give accurate and balanced information when you can. Key points to cover while talking to your teen about safe sex Feeling confused about what to say and how to say it? Here are some key points to start with:.
Let your teen know that it's ok to talk with you about sex. Ask them to come to you when they have any questions or concerns.
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Just confirming — what would you like to do? Publish your story on our website. Speak to a Counsellor. Important Information for Teachers It can be helpful to have a discussion with your class prior to the session to get them thinking about the topic not essential. Encourage your class to make comments and ask questions - the session is not about right and wrong, it's a discussion where everyone's thoughts are valid. It's equally okay not to speak up during the session, as long as students are listening we emphasise this point because some sensitive issues can come up and students may need to process these silently.
If you show enthusiasm and interest in the session, from our experience, your class will too. There is room for students to ask questions or raise issues that are off the chosen topic the counsellor will make sure all the necessary information is covered during the session. Students are usually quite excited to participate in these sessions and engage very well.
However, if you notice that your class is not engaging well in the session, please feel free to al this to the counsellor and intervene to settle the class, mediate or "translate" some of the ideas into language or examples that you know your class will respond to. Continue to Booking. Any time. Any reason No problem is too big or too small.
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