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Facing the Inevitable: Teen Sex
All parents, probably from most cultures, sooner or later deal with this issue. In western cultures, this usually means talking about it, sex ed in school and parents having the uncomfortable knowledge their kids may or have had true sex. In more religious cultures, the subject is probably taboo to even talk about and teens are scared to even touch the opposite sex or talk to them. I can't imagine how the parents feel in this culture because it is a natural God given right, to procreate.
So, the situation in many homes could be the following, the despite the education about safe sex, despite parents trying to make sure their kids do not have sex until, at least, 18, despite admonishments from parents, teens in relationships begin to explore that word.
What would you do, if, despite your warnings as a parent, you found out your kids had sex? What if you discovered them in the act? What would you do, if, even after the first discovery your teen continued to have safe sex, despite your wishes?
Parents are in a fairly helpless situation here. You cannot monitor your teens movements or action or even whereabouts. What recourse would parents actually have?