BCBenefits makes it easier than ever to get birth control for free. I decided to take an informal poll of young women from lots of different backgrounds to find out how their mothers came to know of their sexual activity. Here are some tips, which can also be applied to talking with your dad, aunt, other mom, etc. Based on my poll and my own experience, a key thing mothers want is for their daughters to avoid making the same mistakes they feel like they made. You can always commiserate about period side effects, especially cramps or bloating.
How to Tell Your Parents You Had Sex | Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.
No one is ever excited to say, "Hey, Mom and Dad! I think I'm ready to have sex. Can we talk about it? They might have a hard time hearing that their baby is growing up, and you might want to crawl under a rock and die.
Great question! What you talk about with your doctor is private and confidential. In most states, many sexual health services like birth control and STI testing are confidential for minors.
They might have valuable advice or information to give you that you may have never thought of before, like how to have safe sex, set boundaries or get consent. Starting the conversation can be the hardest part. To start, ask your parents what their values are when it comes to sex. This is a great way to show them that you respect their opinions. Asking them questions about what it was like when they were your age is a great way to learn and bond with them by listening to stories from their past.