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Talking About Sex

Sex is definitely worth talking about. The articles in this section give tips on talking about sex with your partner, young child or teenager.

Let's Talk About Sex

If your sex life isn’t fulfilling, there are steps you can take to make it better. A good start is talking to your partner about how you feel.

Why talk to your children about sex?

We know that talking to your children about growing up, relationships and sex can be tough. Some parents find it easy. But many mums and dads don’t.

Talking with children aged three to four

At this age children are aware and curious about the differences between the sexes. Often they just need the name of something and are happy with short, simple, truthful answers.

Talking with children aged five to eight

At this age children start to learn what their bodies can and can’t do and they like to find out how things work and how they are made.

Talking with children aged nine to 13

Most children begin to show signs of puberty at this age. They become conscious of the differences between their bodies and those of their friends. They may become anxious about what is normal.

Talking with Teenagers

Teenagers want to know about relationships, love, emotions, friends, resisting pressure into having sex. They may start having girlfriends and boyfriends.

Advice for Particular Situations

Some advice for different situations that you may have to deal with.

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