We explored the rooms in the game, chatted with other players and had “avatar sex” with them – all this happened while her mum was in the next room, . Every time we logged on we experienced the rush of discovering something new about sex.
The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found girls do benefit more than boys from these conversations, and it's even more beneficial the mum does the chat.
Dr Widman suggested further research using longitudinal studies and mixed-methods approaches was needed to better understand how parents can impact their children's decisions to practise safe sex.
The most recent statistics on sexual infections from Public Health England showed those aged under 25 experienced the highest STI rates, contributing 64% chlamydia and 54% of genital warts diagnoses in heterosexuals in 2012.
Until this week I had forgotten all about our secret dining room romps, and I almost wish it had stayed that way.
For the overwhelming majority of people, medical professionals included, there's just no question.