Think about all the adults in your life. Is there someone else’s parent . . . a teacher or guidance counselor, coach, aunt, uncle, neighbor or another adult you instinctively trust? That’s the person who will give you straight answers.
Not my parents
If you think your parents are nervous about raising the issue, you’re probably right. Many parents think that if they acknowledge their child as a sexual being, their son or daughter will think it’s okay to go ahead and have sex. They might also be afraid that if they don’t have all the answers, they’ll look foolish. Some parents have said they’re afraid kids will ask personal questions about their sex life, questions they won’t want to answer.