Our expert says:
Dear Liberated Mom,
you have not done anything wrong and you have also done what you can to ensure your son does not make someone pregnant by accident, and that he does not contract any STI's or HIV.
The mother who phoned you sounds like one of the people who buries their head in the sand, doesn't want to admit that their child is becoming a sexual being, or holds the ignorant view that if you don't talk about something then it won't happen.
This mother may have to think again if her son makes someone pregnant or he contracts an STI. So you talking to your son has also done a favour to his friends.
What you have done is responsible parenting, well done. A phrase that was used here to advertise AIDS awareness was love your child enough to talk about sex. You have done this and don't let conservative, narrow-minded people make you change your instincts as a mother.
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