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Free Seminar Helps Parents With Sex Talk In A Digital World Where 90% Of 8-Year-Olds Have Seen Internet Porn

Talk to your kids about sex at every opportunity.

May 16, 2019 - 8:56 am

(WWJ) The sex talk -- birds and bees, the 'where do babies come from' talk. Call it whatever you want, but keep talking about it, experts say. The more you discuss sex with your teens, the fewer risks they'll take.

WWJ's Laura Bonnell talked to therapist Dr. Joe Kort, with the Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak, who says talking with your kids about sex is a lifelong conversation. If you're not talking to them, they're more likely to search for answers on the internet.

Why is it so important? Kort said studies show 90% of kids from ages 8 to 16 years old are looking at porn when they're doing their homework. See that are more frightening statistics about kids and internet pornography HERE.

Let those numbers sink in.

What's a parent to do? "All you can do is instill your own values and open the dialogue," he advised.

Kort says one of the biggest challenges for starting the talk is that parents don't feel comfortable with either their own sexuality, or talking about it. But studies also show that kids whose parents talk to them about sex are happier and healthier.

To learn how to broach the uncomfortable situation, you can visit a sex talk seminar led by Dr. Kort at his Woodward Avenue office, across from the Detroit Zoo from 7 pm to 8:30 p.m. on May 17. 

Register HERE for the free event, go to the center's website at, or call the Center for Relationship and Sexual Health at 248.399.7447.