Children need to hear about sex, love and relationships from both parents and this means, you, Dad! Over the years I’ve seen a slowly growing number of dads attend my events. They still only represent about 5% of my audience, but they are there!
When girls have sex talks with their fathers, it teaches girls to see their fathers as a resource for questions about sex and sexuality from an early age. Who better to ask about the validity of any number of reasons teenage boys “need” to have sex than trusty old dad?
By talking to girls about sex, love and relationships regularly, fathers teach their daughters that men are safe to talk to when it comes to this subject. It is vitally important to both partners’ sexual health that conversations about sexual history, STD’s and testing are normal, expected and easy.
If a girl can talk to her father about these things, it stands to reason that she will be more willing to talk to a new partner and have the self-confidence to protect herself each and every time she has sex.