Remember Venereal Diseases? VD? I happen to think the other VD – Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to talk to your kids about sexually transmitted infections (STI) as they are now called.
Here’s a simple script to get you started:
Did you know that people can pass germs from one person to another when they have sex? It’s kind of like when someone gets the flu or a cold, but it’s in their privates. This is called a sexually transmitted infection or STI. When you get older and are thinking about having sex with someone it’s really important that you always use a condom. Other than not having sex at all, this is the best way to prevent STIs.
If you haven’t told your kids about sex for pleasure, you’ll want to tackle that first. Then talk about VD. I mean STIs.