As embarrassing as it may be, most kids learn about sex by getting “the talk” from parents, but apparently a lot of moms and dads are skipping that part of parenting.
A new survey of 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 50 finds:
- 46% never had a “sex talk” with either parent.
- Of the 38% that did get the talk, the average age when they got it was 12.
- Of those who got the sex talk:
- 54% were given a book about bodily functions
- 46% say parents used euphemisms to explain sex.
- 34% were shown an awkward video.
- Only 47% were taught about birth control.
- Sexual education in school was apparently not that great either, with 40% saying they lacked adequate sex ed in school.
- If they did have it, the average student was taught sex ed in ninth grade.
- The most common sex ed topics taught in school were:
- Sexually transmitted diseases (56%)
- Pregnancy and birth (51%)
- What is sex (50%)
- Sexual anatomy (47%)
- Sexual orientations (47%)
- Consent (30%)