Sex education in the classroom may have some people in a tizzy, but apparently the cell phone is a whole new terrain. When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s ICYC-In Case You’re Curious texting service to answer teens’ sex inquiries, three-fourths of Mommyish readers describe themselves as “comfortable with the idea.”
Well aren’t we some hip, progressive mommies.
An additional slice of the Mommyish readership (14.3%) expressed their approval of the service as long as they had already enaged their kids in conversations about sex beforehand. But whether you interpret this data as a favorable attitude towards Planned Parenthood from parents or simply recognition for an effective way to reach kids, our survey more importantly reveals that parents want their kids to understand safe sex.
And in a time in which accessibility to birth control is suddenly up for debate again, it stands among our mommies that more information for even their kids is in demand.