Early Sexual Activity: Summary and Next Steps

Early sexual activity is an issue that many parents aren’t comfortable addressing with their children, and it’s easy to say “If they’re going to have sex, I can’t stop them.” But it’s important to talk to your child, educate him about the subject, and lay a foundation of positive values that he can draw on when it comes time to make difficult decisions about sex. Keep the lines of communication open, be honest and supportive, and your child will be well-prepared to take informed, positive action.

More Useful Web Sites

  • Sex. Really. — An insightful site about relationships, love, and sex for “20-somethings.” Hosts a blog and podcast series from Laura Stepp, a noted journalist and author with a talent for talking to young people about sex.