Stories about: talking to your kids about sex

CDC: Teens are waiting longer before having sex

Compared to 10 years ago, more teens are waiting before having sex

Despite their portrayal in shows like Gossip Girl or the racy, sex obsessed teen drama Skins, America’s youth are actually more chaste now than they were 10 years ago. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 percent of Americans 15-24 years old are virgins. A six-percentage point increase when compared to data collected in 2002.

The reasoning behind the jump isn’t readily apparent, but some experts feel it could be a combination of improved sex education, raised awareness about sexually transmitted infections (STI) and reinforcement that it’s okay to wait.

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Sorry parents, "the talk" just got harder

There are some tasks of parenthood that all parents hate. Like cleaning up vomit, or dealing with tantrums in public places, or picking poop out of clothes during potty training, or searching endlessly for matching socks (my theory is that aliens take them). But all of these pale in comparison with giving the Big Talk. You know, the one about the Birds and the Bees.

I have bad news: that talk just got harder.

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