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Why do parents feel uncomfortable talking about sex? They themselves usually have had no sex education as children. They have learnt that sex is too dirty a word to be verbalised. They are simply afraid that they might not have all the right answers and correct vocabulary. It is hard for them to accept that their children are sexual. Some fear possible sexual feelings between their c.....
Why do parents feel uncomfortable talking about sex?
Is there an appropriate age when individuals should start talking or understanding sex and sexuality?
Answering children’s questions about sex is one of the responsibilities many parents dread the most. Childhood is a period of utter innocence, but for adults sex is not so innocent a subject. Here are some points to keep in mind:
Does talking about sex at an early age provoke or encourage kids to become sexually active early in their life?
Children make better decisions about sex when there are no restrictions on what they can ask and talk about home and when they have all the necessary information they need. This helps prevent possible sexual abuse, incest and sexual harassment at work as they are empowered to stop it, freely talk about it and report it immediately.
What are some of the values adolescents need to know about having sex?
The emphasis is on creating a generation of young adults who have a healthy attitude towards sex based on scientific understanding of this natural instinct for the continuity of life. Here are some pointers to keep in mind:
When should girls be introduced to the concept of periods?
Eight to twelve that is pre-teens is the age of sexual awakening. Girls need to know about menstruation. Preparing girls about getting periods before they get one is mandatory, as it makes them physically and emotionally ready even in the absence of any help.
What are some of the things you must know before you decide to lose your virginity?
It can result in damage to the reproductive system as the body may still be in the process of maturing. Sexually transmitted diseases are the greatest hazard in sexual experimentation. Also, sexual relationships should never be compelling, exploitative or lead to physical or psychological harm. Here are some points to keep in mind:
What are wet dreams?
What is the white liquid that comes out?
When you reach puberty, you may start noticing that a different fluid spurts out of the erect penis if you got sexually excited. It appears milky in colour and is sticky. This is semen. The sexual pleasure that you experience when you come is called orgasm or climax. The squirting of the semen is called ejaculation. The sticky transparent fluid that oozes out of the penis before ejaculation is called ‘pre-ejaculate’ or ‘pre-cum.’ Pre-cum can contain sperms and can cause pregnancy.
Women who experience orgasms during sleep usually have them several times a year.
Is masturbation good?
Some people do not want to masturbate for cultural, religious or even personal reasons. This is absolutely fine too. If one is not comfortable with masturbation, one can still have a normal, healthy and gratifying sex life.
What are the effects of watching porn?
Research has shown that pornography and its messages are involved in shaping attitudes and encouraging behaviour that can harm individuals and their families. Pornography is often viewed in secret, which creates deception within marriages that can lead to even divorce in some cases. The general content of pornography supports abuse and the rape myth (that women enjoy forceful sex) and serves as a how to for sex crimes.
Watching porn can become an addiction. It progresses through the following four stages:
1.Addiction: Pornography provides a powerful sexual stimulant or aphrodisiac effect, followed by sexual release, most often through masturbation.
2.Escalation: Over time, addicts require more explicit and deviant material to meet their sexual needs.
3.Desensitisation: What was first perceived as gross, shocking and disturbing, in time becomes common and acceptable.
4.Acting out sexually: There is an increasing tendency to act out behaviours viewed in pornography.
Some excerpts in the interview are taken from Dr Rajan Bhonsle’s book, The Complete Book of Sex Education.
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