Unlike many parents, I’m opposed to my son having sex in high school. I don’t think the the emotions involved are worth the likely heartache for him or for his girlfriend. However, I realize it’s ultimately his choice so I want him to understand the potential consequences. I want him to be respectful. I want him to be honest. I want him to care about the girl as much as he cares about himself.
Fortunately, I travel back and forth to Milwaukee with him on a regular basis, giving us lots of time to talk. The conversations that would have been awkward have become easy. As I listen to him, I understand how much focus there is on sex in high school these days. Our kids are bombarded with sexual content from music, television, movies, YouTube, etc… Oral sex is no longer viewed as sex; it’s just part of making out.
Wake Up parents. Talk to your sons. Your influence has never been more important!