Studies reveal that teens who share open conversations about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, and practise safer sex. Here are some things that parents can do to ensure your teenager comes to you first - at least in difficult times.
If your kid is going to come out to you, it should happen in his or her own time, and in his or her own way. Then say what you would want to hear, 'I love you.' Not 'I love you anyway,' but 'I love you.'
If teens are ready to have oral (or any other) sex, then we, as a society, need to do our utmost to help them recognize that "being ready" means more than just understanding the mechanics or being afraid of STDs.