Did you have the ‘sex chat’ with your parents as a child? Did your mum awkwardly leave a ‘Birds and the Bees’ book on your bed and never mention it again, or were your parents trying so hard to be cool about it that it made you cringe?
The ellaOne Question team recently took to the streets of London to ask people about their ‘sex chat’ experiences: the good, the bad and the incredibly awkward.
One thing we realised from the responses is that a lot of people never talked to their parents about sex.
We understand that it’s awkward, but being open about these conversations is the best, and probably only, way we can destigmatise sex and help people feel more confident taking charge of their bodies.
This could be sorting out their contraception or asking for the kind of sex they actually want.