Teens Find Sex Talk with Parents Uncomfortable

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  • New research shows that the sex talk is more uncomfortable for teens than parents.  

    A new Family Circle survey asked 2,000 parents and teens about their experience with the “birds and the bees” conversation.

    Eighty-two percent of adolescents between the ages of 15-18 admitted that they felt anxiety when their parents sat them down to discuss sex or relationships.  Fifty percent of parents, on the other hand said that they felt uneasy about conducting the conversation.

    Nine out of 10 teens said that they would prefer to not have the sex conversation with their parents while 16 percent revealed that the topic has never been addressed.

    Despite the uncomfortable situation, 82 percent of parents with teens said that they are aware that their child had intercourse. Only 45 percent of parents said that they knew their teen engaged in oral sex.

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