Explaining wet dreams

Learn the best methods for explaining wet dreams to your son and the best time to talk about them, with advice from Amy Lang, MA Sex Education Expert
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Explaining wet dreams

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Boys need to know about wet dreams, or nocturnal emissions, before they have one. So boys start puberty usually at about 11, and so at 10 or so, it’s important for your son to know that sometime – this might happen to him – in the night, he might have an erection and ejaculate. And when he wakes up in the morning, he might find some semen on his sheets. You need to let him know it’s perfectly normal for that to happen. No, it doesn’t happen to every boy. I personally believe that this is a perfect time to teach your son to wash his own sheets.

Learn the best methods for explaining wet dreams to your son and the best time to talk about them, with advice from Amy Lang, MA Sex Education Expert

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Amy Lang, MA

Sex Education Expert

Despite her 16 years of experience as a sexual health educator, Amy Lang found herself completely tongue-tied when her four year old son had "something very important" to tell her about his penis. Shocked by her discomfort, she realized if she was struggling, other parents must be too. Amy also holds an MA in Applied Behavioral Science and her focus was in adult education and group facilitation. She decided to combine her love of sex talking and her love of working with adults and started Birds + Bees + Kids in 2006.

Amy is a three time Mom’s Choice Award winner for her book, Birds + Bees + YOUR Kids - A Guide To Sharing Your Beliefs About Sexuality, Love and Relationships and DVD, Birds + Bees + Kids - The Basics. She is also the author of the book, Say What?! The Birds + Bees for Progressive Parents - What to Say and How to Say It!

She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Magazine, Parent Map magazine and has contributed to a gazillion other publications. Sex advice guru Dan Savage says “Amy is a parent’s best friend-with-benefits when it comes to talking to kids about sex.” 

Though Birds + Bees + Kids, Amy helps parents of all beliefs have easy, open and effective conversations about sexuality, love and relationships with their kids. She offers talks, workshops, one-on-one consultations and live webcasts. Amy is also the co-founder of MamaCON - Inspiration and Tools for Modern Moms, a conference supporting the hard work of moms everywhere.

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