Results for - Having "The Talk"...or Not

2,294 voters participated in this survey

Whether you call it talking about "the birds and the bees," telling kids how babies are made, or whatever you want to call it, if children don't have "the talk" with their parents, they're gloing to find out about sexuality and conception somehow.

1. Did your patent/s have the "the talk" about love, romance, sexuality and procreation with you while you were growing up?

Yes
22%
479 votes
No
58%
1,266 votes
The subject was intimated but never dierctly broached nor addressed clearly.
21%
455 votes

2. If you did have "the talk" with at least one parent or adult familial caregiver , at what age was it?

5 or younger
2%
45 votes
6-10
6%
139 votes
11-15
18%
387 votes
16 or older
5%
107 votes
Aspects of the subject were explained to me at age-appropriate levels throughout my childhood
8%
184 votes
I was never recieved "the talk."
61%
1,338 votes

3. If you didn't get "the talk," from what oher source/s did you get the information it should have given you?

School
31%
691 votes
Friends
37%
823 votes
Media/art (pornographic or otherwise)
8%
182 votes
Research I undertook for myself
14%
315 votes
My own experiences
33%
721 votes
I was given "the talk," and it sufficed.
9%
191 votes
I was given "the talk," but I found out more by way of at least one of the sources cited above.
20%
445 votes

4. Question for parents and Tellwutters in that roll: what's the ideal age for a child to receive "the talk"?

It depends on the maturity of the child.
26%
576 votes
It's best to incrementally educate a child about the topic as s/he grows up.
19%
410 votes
5 or younger
3%
58 votes
11-15
25%
560 votes
16 or older
3%
74 votes
I'm not a parent nor acting in that role.
24%
522 votes
11/15/2018 Living 2294 60 By: jlrake

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