It seems all families are different when it come to talking with there children about puberty and sex. Some parents are an open book and straight forward while others act as though the whole process doesn't exist. When i first ejaculated i had no clue what was going on and thought I had broken something. My father made no mention of puberty or of masturbation, and sex. I guess you could say I grew up in a conservative household. Everything I learned was either at the bus stop or through sex ed books. I went through puberty in the late 80's and am suprised at how conservative they both were even in that time period. I know I will give an imformative talk with my son. I can't under why so many fathers are still hung up on masturbation. You would think they would talk about that with there son's as a healthy form of abstinence. I would much rather having my kid doing that than getting some girl pregnant. Personally I think a father owes it to his son to explain ejaculation and what to expect. i hear to many stories similar to mine where the kid freaks out because he has no clue what going on. Being open about these kinds of topic allows a child to expore his/her sexuality without the feeling of guilt and be afraid of getting caught that goes along with many teen. What did your parents say regarding sex,masturbation, and puberty growing up? I think it would be intresting to see if the time period is a factor because I know in my case it wasn't. i felt like I was raised in the 50's instead of the 80's based on how uptight my father was.