How satisfied (or unsatisfied) you are in your sex life can influence the type of sexual decision makers you kids grow up to become. Your feelings and experiences with sex form the attitude you project about the subject and sway the conversations you have with your child. You might not realize how your sex life affects your kids later in life, but since you are their primary model for behavior, all aspects of your life can inform who they become as a teen and adult. Depending on how you feel about your personal sex life, the talks and influence you have on your child's sexual decisions can vary.
When you break it down, it's easy to see how parental attitudes affect children's decisions. Simply put, if your approach to sex is open and positive, your child is more likely to display the same feelings and be confident in their sex life. However, the more negative and judgmental the parent feels about sex can make children seek out answers to their sexual questions from less reputable sources, such as peers or the internet. Gathering information from the wrong places can lead to misinformation and poor sexual health for kids once they become sexually active.
To encourage openness and safety in your child's sexual relationships, consider the ways your sex life is influencing your child later in life so you can help prepare them to be good decision makers.