Dear Hope: Embarrassed to Talk to My Mom About Sex
I have so many questions about sex and I want to know about birth control. I am not asking you that, I actually want to talk to my mom about it. We have a good relationship. I can talk to her about anything. I’m just embarrassed to bring it up. What should I do and how do I start?
I think your mom is the perfect person to ask. She was a teen once and she knows you best.
Maybe you could leave her a note. Just say I would like to talk to you about a sensitive topic and I’m a little embarrassed to bring it up. That lets her know you want to talk. Then she can bring it up when she has time.
You could also ask her to do an activity like take a walk. Sometimes when you’re doing something else it’s easier to bring up a difficult subject.
The best way to do it is just talk to her. You know you can talk to her about anything, so be brave and just start the conversation. You will be glad you did.
Thank you for being brave and sending in your question.