Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I've got a new poll up- it goes along with the series we're in the middle of ("How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex"). I thought it would be interesting to get a "feel" for how most of us were told about sex/intimacy.

Here are the options:

  • My parents gave me TOO much information (personal details, descriptions, etc.). I wish I would have known LESS.
  • My parent(s) gave me an appropriate introduction to sexuality. It may not have been perfect, but they did a pretty good job.
  • My parent(s) did the best they could, but I wouldn't do it the same way.
  • I got a clinical/biological description with no love or enjoyment as part of the discussion.
  • My parent(s) gave inaccurate information (babies come from storks, kissing gets you pregnant, etc.). I had to get my "real" sex ed from other sources.
  • My parent(s) gave me a lecture, and made me feel that sex was wrong or bad.
  • I heard absolutely nothing about sex from my parent(s). Whatever I learned, I learned from other sources (friends, TV, etc.).
  • I was sexually abused as a child and that was my introduction to sexuality.
  • Other (please leave an answer, even anonymously)

I tried to cover most of the bases, but already have realized that there may be some I didn't "hit". As always, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to share everything on your mind... (don't worry about "writing a book") And since this is a sensitive subject, anonymous comments will be published. So let me hear from you- How were YOU told about sex when you were young?


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