Parents: the sex talk works, even if it makes you cringe

Parents, have that sex talk with your kids. It works. Researchers who looked at all the studies that have been done on having “that talk” with kids found that it really can influence teen behavior for the better.


“Talking with your kids about sex and protection matters,” said psychologist Laura Widman of North Carolina State University, who led the study. “Starting this conversation, no matter how awkward and uncomfortable and embarrassing it might be —your kid will listen,” Widman told NBC News.


Widman, who does research on the language around... Read More