Or, they may be even more openly curious and less shy about the topic.
Having got that out of the way, it’s time to consider the sorts of things a parent (both parents, preferably) can chat about with their son on the topic of sex.
It has been suggested that boys are driven more by lust than by love and are more interested in conquest than commitment. What many boys are looking for is not just sexual satisfaction but a degree of intimacy that parents – even the most loving and devoted of parents – cannot give them.
By now, kids know what sex is (and that it has nothing to do with "birds" and "bees"). adolescents have sex by age 12 (phew), but one-third of teens have sex by age 16, nearly half of teens by age 17, and more than 70 percent by age 19, so the early- to mid-teen years are generally a good time to go into some more specifics about healthy sexual choices.
But there's still a lot you can teach them about protecting themselves against STDs, teen pregnancy, date rape, and other risks.
The sooner you get comfortable with discussing the topic, the smoother future chats will go, so get some tips and talking points for explaining "the birds and the bees" to kids of all ages.
These are just a few of the many questions you might have about talking with your child about sex.
The birds-and-bees chat is a must between parent and son.
If a parent is not going to speak openly with their son about sex, a son will cobble together his own understanding from sources that may not be appropriate.
Sexual orientation: Orientation of genders to which one experiences sexual (erotic) attraction usually expressed with sexual interactions, fantasy, lust, and stimulation.