Good parents try mold their children, but even the best ones know that they can’t control everything.
And when it comes to a milestone like virginity, most parents have never felt more powerless over their children.
This can lead to a pretty wide range of reactions. Some of these 16 parents were cool about it, maybe even a little too cool… And of course, some were decidedly not cool.
But we’ll ease into the heavy stuff.
This first one’s light, but creepy:
Reminds me when I was around 17 and had a girl over for the weekend. My father was really cool about us and having the opposite sex over so when he saw us exiting my bedroom my father while standing in the kitchen asked us if we were hungry.
We both agreed that we were and he offed to make some kosher hot dogs. She said something along the lines of “Oh, I have never had kosher before.” He ruffled my hair and replied, “Oh yes you have.” Many cringes were had.
My mother found out I wasn’t a virgin anymore when she found the strap-on that I had accidentally left in the bathroom…
Background: I’m a girl who is dating a girl!
Wife worked as a nurse in an ob/gyn office for many months. You’d be frankly amazed at how often this scene plays out:
Young teenage daughter and mother go to the doc to see about some odd gynecological malady. Tests come back positive for STD. Mother looks in shock at daughter and learns her little baby isn’t a virgin anymore.
It’s so common as to be cliche’ed.
4. Condom Coke Cup
Child 1 – He had stashed his used condoms in a Mcdonald’s cup in his closet, still filled with coke. I found out by removing the lid to dump it out.
Child 2 – She asked permission.
Children 3-5, still waiting . . . 16-14 in age, prime time for this activity.
It is always hard to take, you little boy or girl growing up when your mental picture is the six-year-old version of them. I am mostly over it now.
My boys were very open about it. My oldest decided to wait until both he and his gf were 18. My younger son did not, but told me he and his gf had sex (at 17). They were both responsible enough to buy their own condoms, so I didn’t really have any issues with it.
My mum refused to acknowledge me for three days and was venomous about the topic forever after.
Now I’m humiliated about sex, periods and relationships and my mum wonders why I feel uncomfortable when she asks me when I’m going to have a baby.
Don’t be like my mum. Talk to your kids about it and acknowledge sex happens. And don’t pester for babies later on.
My two daughters were arguing over whether it was more fun having a girlfriend or a boyfriend at the table in a restaurant. I wanted to move to a different table by myself. And order a few more drinks.
My mom found out one day when she called the house looking for me. My brother, instead of knocking on my door, just barged into my room and found me in my girlfriend at the time. He went “hold on a second he’s having sex” and left the phone on the floor.
He was 3 years younger too, and most definitely a virgin. The nonchalant way he said it was frightening.