Some parents don't skip a beat when it comes to talking with their kids about sexuality. Others would just as soon skip the subject altogether.
No matter your comfort level with these conversations, parents have a responsibility to talk with their children in age-appropriate ways about sexual anatomy and the mechanics and consequences of sex, experts say.
But too many parents leave it at that.
Parents also should engage their family in a deeper dialogue about the connections between healthy sexuality and spirituality, said Kate Ott, an ethicist and associate director of the Religious Institute, a multifaith organization in Westport, Conn., that advocates for sexual health, education and justice.
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