O, The Oprah Magazine and Seventeen magazine joined forces for a groundbreaking new sex study that surveys moms and girls ages 15 to 22. The bottom line? Parents aren't talking to their kids enough about sex.

"What is so fascinating to me is 90 percent of the mothers, our readers, thought that they had had the conversation with their daughters about sex," says Gayle King, O magazine's editor-at-large. "When you talk to the daughters, you'll find out, well, no, you didn't really quite have the conversation."

Although some mothers shy away from the conversation because they don't want to seem like they're condoning sex, Gayle says you have to arm your daughters with as much information as you can. "Knowledge is power," she says.


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