It's a topic parents know they will have to tackle sooner or later, but talking to your kids about sex may not be the easiest, or most comfortable conversation for everyone. But it's not just the talk that can be nerve wracking,. There's also an expectation for a positive outcome after the chat has taken place. In fact, there may be some factors influencing this subject that you hadn't considered before. For example, the ways your sex life affects your kids' relationship with sex will manifest in different ways. But as long as you're aware and intentional, you can channel these attitudes into a healthy, ongoing conversation between you and you child.
They way you feel about, perceive, and engage in your sex life will become more apparent as you start to discuss sex with your kids. Although stating the facts about the birds and the bees seems straightforward enough, your underlying attitudes and beliefs about sex can be projected in some less obvious ways. Checking in with yourself on this subject may reveal to you ways your child will relate to sex and sexuality, and gives you the opportunity to make sure those attitudes are in line with what is best for your child.
Your influence on your child's sexual choices can be both obvious and subliminal, and these five ways your sex life affects your kid's relationship with sex uncover just what an impact parents can make.