"Hey, teen. Let's have a rap session."
December 21, 2010 10:53 AM Subscribe
Please help this repressed (lapsed) Catholic stumble through a sex talk.
I have a half brother who is 20 years younger than me. He's 16 and the very model of a "good kid." He's kind, funny, gets good grades/has part time job, nice friends. Etc. He has a long-term girlfriend and I am assuming nature is running its course. It has occurred to me that, when I was his age, it would have been awfully nice if there was an adult around who could at the very least supply me with condoms. I certainly didn't want anyone to talk to about sex, but I want him to see me as a possible sounding board, too. I've tried to broach the subject but it's come out comically vague. The message I want to send is: "Need condoms? I can help. Need to talk? Let me know." I know -- I could just SAY what I just typed. But if it felt that simple I wouldn't be bothering you guys with this. Maybe I don't need the words, just a pep talk or guidelines on how to talk to kids.