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8 Naija Women Tell Us The Best Age To Start Talking To Your Child About Sex


Sex Education is described as instruction on issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence.

Everyone, adults as well as children, need to be educated about sex but many parents are quite unsure of how and when they should introduce the subject to their children.

We asked some mothers when they will introduce their child  to sex education and below are their thoughts.


As early as 5. We can start by teaching them the real names of their private parts, then as early as 10, we can tell them about the act.


It’s better from 2years. From 3 years, they are matured and can differentiate their organs.


As early as possible. Just tell them how to identify their private parts to prevent them from being harrassed and as they grow up, you can teach them more.


I think it depends on the smartness of the child. At age 5, you will be surprised at what some children know. If you have children that are outspoken and intelligent, sit them down and tell them what they should or shouldn’t do and monitor them closely.


As early as 8 because of the Nigerian culture. At that age they already know what the internet is and can use them. If you don’t teach them, they will find out about it themselves.


As soon as they understand things. My baby girl is three and she already knows her body parts by their real names. Sometimes when I’m washing her private part, she reminds me what I told her about nobody touching them.



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  1. Pingback: An Advice to Parents on Sex Education from a Woman Who Learnt About Sex and Condom When She Was Just Four – Woman.NG

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