On this point, this Bear and wife Katie are in agreement:
Her son is seventeen (17) and has been dating the same girl for awhile. Katie is starting to find evidence, such as girl's underclothing in the bedroom, that their life now includes sexual activity.
We both agree that this is normal, it's going to happen whether or not we like it, and there is nothing we can do to stop it......other than to eliminate opportunities for them to be alone.
We were both sexually active at even-younger ages and we both wish we would have had more sexual education.
Katis is going to say this to her son: "I know you are now sexually active. You have to be very careful. Use protection. I will get you protection."
In conversations with different friends, most take our point of view and agree with the offer of protection. A couple friends, though, say that that only encourages them to have sex.
What does the throbbing brian of Cyburbia think of all this?