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My parents raised me in a very open minded environment and nudity was common. I am thankful that from an early age I felt comfortable with my own body and comfortable asking my parents about sexuality. They never had to have the "sex talk" with me because I felt comfortable asking them questions at whatever age they occurred to me. I believe that communication about sexuality with your children starts very early, beginning with feeling comfortable with your own body. When you are in your own home, parents should not hide their own bodies and allow their children to be naked as well without teaching them to be shameful. That is where sexuality begins, not just in their teen years. Start the conversation early, and you will avoid the uncomfortable "age of misinformation." Ideally sex ed would not have to be taught in school, but the reality is that parents dont even think about it until long after it is too late. In American culture, parents are neglecting this responsibility, and thus the schools are having to step in. Sex ed needs to be explicit to avoid confusion, and the fact of the matter is that since it isn't happening at home, it needs to be taught in school. Embarrassing or offensive it may be to some, but it is those that need it most who react this way.
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