The ‘Sex Talk’ Is Actually a Series of Talks

Several psychologists and sexual health experts offer ways to make conversations about sex informative and comfortable for children and parents.


Like many parents, I had hoped to delay discussing sex with my young sons as long as possible. They would ask me where babies came from on some vague day in the future, I imagined, when they were mature and I had a knowledgeable, profound answer at the ready.


Instead, I found myself in the bathroom of an Uno Pizzeria and Grill the day after Christmas with my 5-year-old whispering in my ear, “How does the baby get in the belly?” While 5 may seem young to learn about the birds and the... Read More