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Scared to talk about sex?

So, we talked to a bunch of guys at the Men at the Cross event in Baton Rouge this weekend... one thing that we kept seeing is that grown men said one of their biggest fears is talking to their sons about sex! Even the guys that told us their fathers had talked with them...

We can't be scared though! The "Sex Talk" is a conversation we NEED to have, and the earlier the better!

I agree with you Tyler that the earlier the better. Some of the problem is that most men are not comfortable in their own skin with sex so having a discussion with their son is really hard.

This is a must for Fathers and Son to connect on this issue with all the pressures of life around this issue.

Thanks for challenging Fathers to do the right thing.
by Brent, 1 year, 4 months ago
I agree that its important. I can remember my father talking about sex to me only once, when I was about 14, and it was only about the mechanics--coupled with the admonition to wait till I was married--but with no backup information.

In retrospect, I don't know that if he had more of a talk with me that it would have done anything to stop me from getting involved with porn. The reason I got involved with sexual addiction in the first place was an attempt to cover my emotional pain. I think the best thing that parents can do to keep their children away from this, or any other addictions, is to make sure they feel validated.

1- dont just tell them you love them, back it up by spending time engaging them in conversation or shared activities
2- be slow to anger (I can tell you from personal experience that if a parent gets angry at the drop of a hat, it will make the child afraid of the parent)
3- never, never use gilt trips on your kids
4- encourage them to succeed, but don't tell them what success means--they have to figure it out for themselves. (my parents made certain that I understood that unless I went to college, I would never amount to anything. I did go to college, but it did nothing for my feelings of self worth. I wonder today if I might have been better served if I had learned a trade. Only God knows ... and I try not to think about it because I do believe that I am where God wants me now.)
by flathillfarm, 1 year, 3 months ago

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