Nigerian female rapper, Eva Alordiah, has advised Nigerian parents to begin having sex education dialogues with their youngsters since it is part of their responsibilities as they begin to grow and not when they get to a particular age.
She believes the advent of the internet had rendered sexual topicsavailable to people including children.
She said, “I hope that more Nigerian parents will stop hiding behind the curtains of hypocrisy and righteousness, and begin to have real conversations with their own children about sex. We are sexual beings by nature. Heal your own shame and traumas and teach your kids about their sexual nature.
“In a world where information is rampant and easily accessible, where most children today are gifted Ipads before they are gifted books, where sex is on ever ready display at the click of a button, it is even more urgent that we discuss sex in an open, intuitive and respectful way.
She, however, noted that most Nigerian parents fold their arms and hope their children learn about sex at the right time, hoping the pastors promising hell as penalty for sin will twat the ever-raging curiosity of children.
“You cannot suppress nature. To think that children are “just” children is to set yourself up for a rude awakening. Children know so much more than you give them credit for. It is better to have real, intentional relationships with your children, founded on love and mutual respect.
“You give children the most expensive schools, Ipads, Internet, gadgets, teachers, pastors, but you don’t give them your own counsel as parents. Dear Nigerian parents, please, it is your responsibility to teach your kids about sex. If you don’t, they will learn anyways.”
By Damilola Olufemi