Teens and Sex

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Photo Credit: Nina Matthews

There was an article in the New York Times last week about the rise in rates of teen pregnancy. This is a very serious issue and I want to take a moment to talk to my readers about teen sex and abstinence. Unfortunately kids are starting to experiment earlier and this means parents need to talk to their kids earlier, before they get wrong information from friends or the Internet.

I also encourage parents who have had ‘the talk’ with their kids to encourage other parent friends to talk to their kids about the issues revolving around sex.


I am going to be posting another article later in the week about giving the sex talk…some really exciting news on this same topic:

Playboy Radio 1pm TODAY December 10, 2007

I will be talking about the sex talk, issues for teens about sex and I am sure much much more, Please tune in and call in to ask me (really really nice) questions.

PS- I seriously debated the title of this post because of its possible search engine results…but then i thought: “Anyone who is typing in Teens and Sex will either be looking for an article like this, or should be looking for an article like this and need to hear more about safe sex!” so please do not get offended.

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  1. Pamela
    December 9, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    1) Can you be more specific about when you think it’s “too late” to have the talk? Should parents be talking to their kids when they’re in 3rd grade (8-9 years old)? Is 4th or 5th grade (9-11 years) too late?

    2) Is your Playboy Radio show at 1pm California time? (10am EST)

  2. Vanessa
    December 9, 2007 at 10:40 pm #


    Its 1pm west coast 4pm east coast.

    I am going to do a longer post on this later, but thank you for asking. I think that parents should give a few different versions of the talk. I think in preschool the basic anatomy, keep this private, no one should ever touch you there talk.

    Then at age 9-11 is when kids start talking on the playground, thats when i think the ‘sex talk’ about relationships and the possibility of diseases and being in love.

    I am going to post more details about this in the next few days, thank you for the suggestion about timing!


  3. Vanessa
    December 10, 2007 at 2:34 pm #

    ok it was great! I had a really fun time, hope some people were able to tune in, i will be online to talk any questions or just to chat this wednesday at 11am west coast time, 3pm east coast time

    my aim: vvanpetten

    I’ll keep everyone posted!

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