Have you talked to your kids about sex yet? After giving us the strategies
—and a handbook
—for starting the conversation, Dr. Laura Berman's back to help the parents of teenagers still struggling with the sex talk.
The talk shouldn't only be about STD prevention and pregnancy, Dr. Berman says. It's also about empowerment—and Dr. Berman says the conversation needs to include pleasure and self-stimulation. "You don't want her to have sex right now. ... But you eventually want her to have a fulfilling, happy, loving, intimate sex life," she says. "When the time comes, she's that much more likely to make those healthy decisions since she feels good about who she is as a sexual person and not just give away that gift to anybody—the first time or any time."