Parents are resigned to teens having sex earlier.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
THREE-QUARTERS of British parents believe their children will lose their virginity at the age of 16 or younger and most allow their teenage children to have sex in their homes, according to an exclusive poll for The Sunday Times.
While parents would overwhelmingly prefer it to be delayed until later, they know their children will have sex earlier than in the past. Most are comfortable talking to them about it, according to the poll by YouGov. The majority of parents have spoken to their children about their sex lives by their 15th birthday.
The findings follow controversy over advice handed out to schools that says sex between consenting 13-year-olds is normal and should not raise alarm bells among teachers.
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