I have been in the Adult Novelty Business for over 10 years and over the years I have enjoyed talking to adults about sex, sex toys and sexuality. Many of my clients are parents and just like myself they have the difficult moments of talking about sexual issues with their children.
My son is now 16 years old and I remember those moments of talks about uncomfortable topics but I am glad that my son always felt comfortable with engaging in casual conversation with me about any topic that he needed clarification.
And that is what parents need to understand when your child asks an uncomfortable question or topic, the child is not asking to upset you but they need clarification as they are confused and they are confused right now, so don’t wait to answer, just be honest and answer the question.
The one piece of advise I can ever give a parent or adult in answering uncomfortable questions or topics is NEVER ask the child where they hear the topic, comment or words, as children don’t want to get friends, or anyone in trouble.
The topic might be uncomfortable for us adults to listen to but the reason why the child is asking is because he or she needs clarification.
Children ask the questions as they need clarification not because they want to get someone in trouble. This is my piece of advise for parents today.