Our expert says:
You can do one of 3 things – lie, keep quiet or take this wonderful opportunity to share sex positive messages with your daughter. She is old enough to know about sex and sex aids, and she should also know to respect the private nature of adult sexual relationships. I would take her out for coffee and ask her what she thought and felt when she saw the ‘swing’. She may not necessarily know what it was. Give the key message that ‘adults sometimes use various aids in love-making’ and this is a personal private choice. If she doesn’t know about your relationship with your boyfriend, that may need to be addressed. The conversation can also be an opportunity to make sure your daughter has essential information about safer sex and contraception. It may not be a comfortable conversation but can be a good stepping stone to a more ‘adult’ relationship with your daughter. Visit the SA Sexual Health Association website for more information www.sexualhealth.co.za
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