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If your parent/guardian caught you masturbating, what woudl they say? Supportive? Disgusted?

To those otu there who are parents, what would you say?

Should kids discuss masturbation with theri parents? would be kidna hard.

Should parents discuss masturbation with their kids? would be kinda hard.

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First, my parents (hell, my family in general) have always been very open about sex, and sexual activity. Masturbation has always been a natural activity for me, and my parents share the same view. I'm sure that if the were to discover me, while it would be somewhat uncomfortable, they would simply consider it to be the natural act that it is, and move on. There'd be no hang-up about it.

I think that masturbation should be discussed with children as soon as they start to become intrested in that region. They should be allowed to understand that touching it is a normal thing, and they won't get hairy palms, etc.

(Warning, rant ahead...)

Personally, I think that just plain ol' sexuality needs to be discussed, if not between the parents and the children, then the Sexual Education programs at most schools need to be expanded to cover topics of masturbation, sexual orentation, sexual practices, and safesexual practices. Children need to understand that sex isn't a bad thing, and either the parents or the state needs to impress this upon them.

(End of rant...)

Whew. I hope I've answered the question, and didn't go off on a rant about political reformation in our public school system.

Tim (a.k.a. the dude)
"Don't knock masturbation-- it's sex with someone I love" -- Woody Allen

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My parents went one step further. My dad told me that masturbation was good and healthy before I had even considered masturbating. Indeed it was some years after that I started. If they caught me, it wouldnt so much be catching, more like walking in on accidently. They would probably leave and not say anything more about it.

'An Anarchist is a Liberal with a bomb' Trotsky

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I think that parents should be open about masturbation. Maybe if they were less teens would be sexually active because by knowing about masturbation and that it is healthy, they could give themself pleasure.
Also parents should explain to them about masturbation because its just as important to know about as sex itself is.

God does everything for a reason. Remember that even if its the worst that you think could happen to you, its not.

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