Sexuality and Becoming Parents
How comfortable are you with the topic of sex? I am comfortable with the topic of sex. Why do you think this is such a tough topic for people to discuss? I feel it is a hard topic for people to discuss maybe because of their religion or a lot of people consider it taboo How old were you when you had “the talk” and who did you have it with? I was 12 years old and I had the talk with my mother At what age should one talk to their children about sex? (See Talking to your child about sex, sexuality, and health: Facts + love = success in your readings to help you think about this question). I believe that a number of factors come into play such as the parents religion, and the maturity of the child. You may be wondering, “What does that have to do with becoming parents?” Many couples assume that they will be able to get pregnant. If it doesn’t happen right away, they may need to have some difficult conversations. If you aren’t comfortable talking about your sexuality, the conversations about infertility won’t be any easier! Based on what you’ve learned this week, and your own experiences if they apply, what are some of the other “tough” conversations couples may face when it comes to pregnancy, childbirth, and becoming parents? What’s the best way for couples to address those tough issues?