Intimate conversations: How to talk to your kids about sex
Tami Hollendonner remembers the extent of her sex education as a Catholic teen in the 1970s. “My mom and dad never told me about the birds and the bees. There was no talk about birth control or why not to have sex,” says the 42-year-old mother of two from Darien, Illinois. “The message was that you didn't do it. It was pounded into you—God said you didn't do it, so you didn't."