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Questions Kids Ask About Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age

New paperback from the Medical Institute offers a guide for parents when talking to kids about sex.


Contact: David Fouse, 703-994-4902, fouse@pinkstongroup.com


AUSTIN, Texas, May 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sex. Kids of all ages are bombarded with it--from the media to the playground--but parents are often hesitant to address the topic, or confused about what to say and when to say it. Ironically, studies show that kids actually want their parents to talk to them about sex.


A paperback book from The Medical Institute helps parents do just that; Questions Kids Ask About Sex: Honest Answers for Every Age (Revell, October; $14.99; 0-8007-3217-0) lists specific questions kids have about sex--and specific answers that parents can give, each tailored for the age and maturity level of the child and all written by a team of world-class physicians. From toddlers to teenagers, parents will find age-appropriate answers for even the toughest questions--oral sex, STDs, puberty--no topic is left out.


More than another sex manual, Questions Kids Ask About Sex reflects the authors' belief that sex is a deeply relational and emotional act, and that waiting to have sex is an emotionally healthy choice. The book harnesses research from the Austin-based Medical Institute, a non-profit research institute with over ten years of experience in educating government officials, health care professionals, parents and the media about sexually transmitted diseases.


Questions Kids Ask About Sex gives answers that can be read word-for-word, adapted, or in some cases (depending on the age of the child), handed to the child to read themselves. Virtually no question is off limits, and the authors provide moral and medically-researched answers to the questions--each answer and question altered depending on the age of the child. For example, questions covered include:


  • What is puberty?

  • What is intercourse?

  • Is oral sex the same as sex?


Questions Kids Ask About Sex also answers questions that parents might have when talking with their children about sex. For example, questions covered include:


  • How do I explain the process of making love to my child?

  • Is it too early to promote sexual abstinence to my child?

  • How do I prepare my child for the need for physical boundaries without frightening him?

  • How can I help my son avoid sexual pressures from his peers?


In addition to addressing frank questions about sex, the book also features "character builder" sections, which give parents ideas about how to instill values in their children such as respect for others, self-discipline, and responsibility.


Gary Rose, M.D., president and CEO of the Medical Institute is currently available for interviews. For more information please contact David Fouse at fouse@pinkstongroup.com, or at 703-994-4902.


The Medical Institute is a non-profit medial organization founded in 1992 to confront the world epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases with incisive health care data. Driven by medical, educational, and other scientific data, The Medical Institute informs and educates medical professionals, educators, government officials, parents, and the media. The Medical Institute is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit www.medinstitute.org.