Banter : Let's Talk About 'It'

Let's Talk About 'It'
I remember as a young girl, I used to ask my mum, and aunties a lot of questions and they keep telling me, "don't worry, you're still small to know about that". I can never forget how I freaked out when I read about menstruation from a Home-Economics text book, oooh I was so naive, lols.

I know you also have one or two funny experiences from childhood about how curious you were to know more about your body and sex. Sadly, many parents especially from this part of the world continue to fail to give their children proper 'sex education' (most especially teenagers).

Parents need to know that when they fail to give their child(ren ) the right sex education, then the probability to get the wrong advice from other people is very high. Now let's define sex education.

Sex Education is an instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence.

The importance of this education can not be over-emphasised and they are but not limited to;

1) Exposure : the child becomes aware of his/her body especially the reproductive parts, also about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections. They also learn to manage their sexual behaviours and emotions.

2) Protection : with this education, the child is protected from sexual abuse, molestation from family members, teachers, older ones, friends and other people around them.

3) A Bond Between The Child and Parents : the creates a close relationship between the parents and child(ren). The child begins to see the parents as his/her best friends, teachers and confidants and this makes the child to talk to them about anything. xoxo

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