Do You Have a Go-To Person?
Having conversations about sex, love, relationships, and birth control can be awkward and challenging at times, but during this Let’s Talk Month we highlight the importance of everyone having a person to go to talk about these important topics. Whether that’s a parent or guardian, friend or family member, teacher or mentor – having a go-to person is key to a healthy sexual and reproductive lifestyle. And data backs this up!
Here are 5 key data points from recent polling at Power to Decide:
An overwhelming number of people have someone in their life to discuss sex, love, and relationships.
Parents continue to be the number one person people turn to for these important conversations.
Conversations with young people on these topics go well when people are equipped with the right tools.
Black communities are leading the way in having these important conversations with young people.
Sparking conversation starts at a young age, yet people still don’t feel fully comfortable with having these talks with teenagers and younger people.
While the majority of respondents to our polls have said they had someone to go to for conversations on sex, love, and relationships, there are still many people out there who don’t have a go-to person or haven’t started the conversation yet. As we come to a close of Let’s Talk Month, let’s all commit to keeping the conversation going and acknowledging that conversations about sex, love, and relationships look different at every age and stage of a person's life – but having someone to talk to makes it all the difference.