As the tread http://www.lpsg.org/172979-men-how-much-did-your.html has progressed it has become obvious that for the vast majority of men on this forum their fathers were not very open when discussing sex. So I would like to pose another question. Are we going to change this, or make the same mistakes that previous generation did? I was fortunate that I grew up in a family that was very open and honest about sexuality. As my wife and I started a family we continued my experience by also having a home where that has an open and honest environment where nudity, sexuality, and sex are not taboo, but accepted and encouraged as an essential element in being balanced men and women. My father had open and frank discussions with my brother and I and as I have previously written I have done the same with my sons. The discussion I had with my sons were a bit more in-depth in various areas as I have additional experiences that my father did not have. My wife had similar discussions with our daughter. All of our children have never hesitated come to us if they have any questions on sex or sexuality. My sons are comfortable discussing sex issues they are having with their girlfriends with both my wife and I. My daughter has brought question to me from the emotional ups and downs of relationships to how can she better satisfy her boy friend orally. Often these questions result in some very deep conversations about their relationships, sexuality, and emotions. This holiday break my daughter came home from her senior fall semester in college. She was home for a day when she came into our room to talk with my wife and I. She shared with us that during the semester she had her first lesbian sexual experience. She shared with us all the emotions that she was feeling; she loved the experience and has continued having sex with this woman; she loves her boy friend, he is her best friend and an incredible lover; her desire to share and or combine her sexual experiences; her 2 lovers desire not to share. We spent a lot of time with her specifically discussing her sexual orientation, she has always considered herself heterosexual, now she is wondering is she a lesbian, or bisexual as her parents and older brothers are, or does she approach it like her youngest brother and refuse have her sexual orientation labeled. To have a relationship with my family where anyone, at anytime is comfortable enough to bring their most personal question to my wife and I, and engage in deep discussion exploring different answers is very gratifying. So here is the question: If you have children how have you approached the discussion of sex and sexuality with them? Is it different than what your parents had with you? If your children are not yet to the age to have this discussion, or you don't have children yet, how will you approach this topic with them in the future? As we have seen from the responses on thread linked above men on this forum have an opportunity to do it better than the previous generation; or the same mistakes could continue to be made. My hope is that as a society we will continue to be more open and honest with our children on these subjects.