Ok, so I'm 18 and my girlfriend and I want to go to my vacation house together in a few weeks. One problem: I need to convince my parents. Her parents will be cool about it, but mine are way more conservative. I think I need to tell them we are having sex and that she is on the pill, and to show them we are smart about it. But I'm not too sure what to do yet. I also kinda do want to tell them anyway just to put it out there and to tell them anyway and show them that we are always being responsible about it.
Since you are 18, in my opinion it is not always necessary to tell your parents everything you are doing in your relationship (unless you want to, of course). If you feel like telling your parents that you and your gf are having sex, it makes sense to do exactly what you said: say that you guys are using birth control and are acting responsible.
Also, even if your gf is on the pill, the pill doesn't protect from STI's. It's best to also use condoms and/or dental dams and get regularly tested for STI's as well.
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