I became pregnant 3 weeks after my 19th birthday. I was so afraid that I had let down my family. My mom was incredibly supportive and when I called to tell her, she just said, “Why are you crying? This is a happy thing. It’s going to be ok.” Some of my friends really stood by me and supported me while others cut off all contact. This was difficult but I also realized that I didn’t need people like that in my life. I read a lot of books and reached out to my family members with kids to get information and luckily had a great OB/GYN that took good care of me and made sure I had any/all the resources and support I needed. 9 years later, there have been struggles and I had to grow up really quickly but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
In order to illustrate the importance of sex education (and on behalf of SIECUS our fundraising recipient this month), we asked our staff to contribute stories or anecdotes about their own sexual awakening or what kind of sex education they received. Feel free to share your comments on the Moms in Babeland blog and you could win a toy!
- Condom On a Sock Demo
- The Internet Filled a Real Need for Sex Ed
- Don’t Forget to Explain What an Orgasm Is
- Keep the Condoms Handy
- Supportive Mom Plus Internet Equals Good First Time