The "talk" started with my son by around the age of 5. And continued on through the years.
As he grew older the more in depth the talks became.
5-10: age appropriate good touch bad touch, proper names and the functions of body parts, and how actual conception happens
10-13 or so: Sexuality, puberty, how it's going to affect him, changes that are/will be happening, masturbation etc. And the beginnings of sexual behaviours and sexual responsiblity.
13 - on (he's now 18 and no longer living at home) Sexuality, sexual responsiblity, the reprecussions of irresponsible sexual behaviour, unintended pregnancy and all it brings with it, STD's & all they bring with them, the emotional side of choosing to become sexually active, no means no in all circumstances, respect for yourself and others in terms of sexual behaviours and sexuality.etc.
The "Talk" was an ongoing dialogue that went on for years in our family.
at 2:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2010