Today in yucko parenting trends reported by Good Morning America: some parents are letting their teenagers have sex at home! This is because the home is a presumably safer environment, where there are condoms, and it’s clean, and…parents are around? Plus, kids are going to do it anyway. So, what’s really wrong with this? Well, for all the practical reasons a parent might come up with for why it would be better for their teen to have sex at home than, say, out in the woods where they might be slain by an ax murderer and possibly pick up ticks, there’s still the cold, hard reality that teens and parents do not and should not want to think about each other having sex. That’s just biological.
Plus, this pushes that nosy mom who is all in your business thing a bit too far. One says,
“If they’re having it outside the home … who knows who they’re having it with? You know, it’s — there’s a bigger chance, I think, of less safe sex, maybe more different partners. You know, not understanding that it is something that is okay if you’re doing it with somebody you really care about and you want to do it and, you know, you’re not all drunk at a party.”
Teens, for their part, thought it would be “strange” and “awkward” to have sex in their house, with their parents there. Teens are so wise. Also, it might make it harder for them to say no to possible partners, which is especially creepy.
Parents. They just don’t understand.