In a typical African home, a conversation around night activities is a taboo and it’s highly abhorred. Parents find it extremely hard holding a conversation with their adolescents around it even when they know that their children are practicing it
The African culture and tradition married with foreign religious values have compounded the problem. It’s believed that talking to your children about it will make them promiscuous when they grow up. To avoid this, the topic is totally banned in the home.
Study has proven that, parents who hold conversations with their children on the topic of it and reproductive health, tend to have children who grow up knowing how to be responsible when it comes to engaging in itl activities
In light of the loud silence on the topic, Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson, asked on her twitter handle to find out whether the topic is been discussed in the various homes. She tweeted: “How many of you had your parents sit you down and have the it talk with you?”
Responding to the question, Ghanaian actress, Efia Odo revealed that she had the chance of holding such a conversation with her parents only when she lost [ it]. “Had the talk after I broke my [it]. It wasn’t even a talk… it was a whole bunch of insults”, she wrote.
Had the talk after I broke my virginity. It wasn’t even a talk… it was a whole bunch of insults 😩😆 https://t.co/z67uCcwVmJ
— EFIAODO (@efiaodo1) July 22, 2020