Jan 22, 2019
This episode is for adults only.
If your little ones are in the car put their headphones on them.
Listen to this episode first before listening to it with your
teenager. Katherine Diggs was my guest last season on episode 15. I
wasn't going to have her back. She talked about oral sex, and the
show made me sweat, but everybody loved her.
Katherine is a genuinely nice
person and a wonderful podcast guest. You can ask her questions
about anything and she'll answer. She is also extremely smart.
Katherine Diggs is a nurse practitioner who specializes in all
things female. She is here today to talk about us, our health,
teens and sex.
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- [03:14] Katherine and I go to
the same church, and we both feel called to the world.
- [04:59] Sex is like the economy
when the price of it goes down it is cheap.
- [05:23] Kids as young as 13 are
having sexual experiences.
- [07:24] The stats from 2001 to
now have changed dramatically about people's attitudes towards sex
and sexual behavior.
- [08:36] Mental health issues
for children have been going up, and there's a direct link to the
access of technology.
- [10:08] It's important to make
your rules according to your own kids. Some kids won't have any
problem with technology others may go down a deep dark
- [10:16] Kids aren't learning
how to engage in real relationships. They are often just engaging
- [10:49] Kids are spending hours
upon hours on iPads. When they try to navigate and have a real
authentic relationship, they don't have the skills to do
- [11:02] How can we rewind and
make relationships meaningful again for children?
- [12:03] If we could teach
abstinence and it worked that would be great. Unless those kids
come from really good homes where the parents are saying the same
thing, it just doesn't work.
- [15:45] The most common theme
for questions asked after Katherine's school lectures are about
- [20:36] There needs to be
boundaries and strong hard rules about keeping your hands to
- [22:15] Parents need to set up
boundaries with their kids for sex.
- [26:07] It's normal for
adolescent kids to relate to the same sex. This year there seems to
be a trend with kids thinking same-sex relationships are
- [28:32] Education is huge in
every aspect of our life and the more you know about something the
- [31:17] Educate your kids on
the basics and then listen and be really honest with
- [33:43] We have got to instill
value on the human body.
- [35:05] You need to know your
kid. 50% of every pregnancy is unplanned.
- [35:43] Katherine tries to
educate moms and kids.
- [36:31] It's far better to be
prepared and to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. Make a decision
based on your child's personality.
- [38:56] If your teen thinks
contraception is a free pass then there was some groundwork that
- [39:32] HPV vaccine is
- [41:36] HIV is still prevalent.
It can be caused by teens or anybody having unprotected
- [44:31] Masturbation comes back
to intention. Some people can become addicted. Does it keep you
from other healthy activities.
- [50:42] This was a hard topic,
but I'm glad Katherine was here to help me talk about
- [51:36] Katherine answers the
lightning round questions.
- [54:02] If you don't talk to
your kids about sex, someone else will.
- [55:26] Katherine has a program
called Living in Truth.
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