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I personally think the right time to talk to children about this subject is probably when they hit puberty and their bodies start changing. But what do you think is the right age to discuss intimate health with your children? And do you think this sort of conversation at the right age would be beneficial to them? 

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123 comments

  1. Mid to late primary school age
    Children are much more aware and girls often start their periods whilst still in primary
    Depends on the child too

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  2. I think around year 5 is a good age

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  3. I think whenever they start to ask questions is the right age and the benefits will be that they will not be too embarrassed to ask again

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  4. Start from infancy onwards, teaching age-appropriate basics and building on knowledge as they grow.

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  5. I think from the age of 9 is a good time.

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  6. 9-10 years old knowledge is always good so asap with my children so they understand quicker the better

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  7. I think between 9 and 10 years old. I think discussion makes it less taboo and will make things seem more normal.

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  8. I don't have any kids but about 10 I suppose

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  9. I think it really depends on the child, but maybe around 12-13 seems to be about right. I think it will help them become more confident and secure in their own bodies x

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  10. when they are 13 because they are teenagers now.

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  11. Just before they enter secondary scool

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  12. I would say about 10 or 11 would be a good time to talk about it and yes, it's good to be open about intimate health so there is no embarrassment or fear.

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  13. I think around 10 years old before their bodies start to change

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  14. I agree with you puberty is the best age to start a discussion about intimate health although would still discuss pre puberty if child bought it up for any reason but age appropriate answers

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  15. I think around 11ish when the child is starting to mature and develop physically and would need to know about the changes experienced

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  16. I never really had chance to have the talk with anyone as i started quite early, as did my mum - so with that in mind, and having 3 girls (and 3 boys) i started to talk to my eldest daughter when she was 8, nothing too graphic or scary obviously, just enough for her to not panic if anything happens early. I think it all depends on the childs maturity as to what age you start the conversations but talking to them before things happen will stop them being afraid when it does

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  17. christine shelley14 December 2016 at 12:49

    As soon as thay ask questions

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  18. i think about 10/11 but depends on the child and when puberty starts and childs friends as well, if they are aware i feel maybe said child should be the one behind in case gets teased

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  19. I don't think there's a specific age, just when the kids are ready, as part of the 'changing bodies' chat we all have.

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  20. I would say from the age of 8, as this will give them a better understanding, but gradually introduce it.

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  21. depending on maturity about 10-11 unless they ask questions earlier, encouraging them early may help them to be more open later

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  22. around 10 depending on the development of the child

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  23. I remember my mother talking to me about periods at age 9, but that might be a little young for discussing intimate health. Maybe about 12? Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  24. Around the age of 9. Some children start puberty early and kids talk at school. Make them feel relaxed talking about personal stuff

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  25. Around nine or when the child is ready, and make the chat normal as possible. Its much better that they have the correct information rather than being misinformed.

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  26. About 8 so they learn to open up early and not get embarrassed.

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  27. i think about 10. Just before puberty but you could drip feed her information over the years x

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  28. I really think it depends on the child and how they approach things... If they ask questions be honest as you can
    :)

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  29. As soon as they are ready to normalise it

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  30. Probably at about 10 or 11 just before they go to secondary school or reach puberty. Its important as they should not feel scared about talking about such things.

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  31. As early as possible. My twins are now all grown up but we have never been shy to talk about intimate things together and if they asked questions, I answered truthfully and factual :)

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  32. As early as possible. My twins are now all grown up but we have never been shy to talk about intimate things together and if they asked questions, I answered truthfully and factual :)

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  33. before secondary school but it think it varies between different children

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  34. As soon as they start asking questions

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  35. as soon as they are mature enough

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  36. When they start understanding responsibility.

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  37. I did think around 10, but now I think a bit earlier, but depending on the child

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  38. Whenever they ask - and change how you talk about it depending on their age!

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  39. i think about age 11 is a good age

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  40. 11-12 all children at different though

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  41. I'd say about 11 when they start secondary school. Any earlier and it may just go over their head. If they don't want to discuss it with family they can discuss with a teacher or someone they feel comfortable with at school as this point.

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  42. Around age 10, so that they understand what is happening to them when the time comes and know that they can talk to you about it.

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  43. I talked to my son about whatever seemed appropriate whenever throughout his childhood. Making things part of normal conversation meant they were never a big deal. He can talk to me about anything and does!

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  44. By discussing it from an early age there is less awkwardness and it helps them open up more once they are older

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  45. I'd say around age 12 but it depends on your individual child. I'd like to think I've got a relationship where my child would come & ask when needed rather than discussing matters before they are needed.

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  46. I think that discussing it at early as possible will help to normalise it.

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  47. 11 is a good age

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  48. I think about 11, however if asked any questions before this then i would reply with an age appropriate response

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  49. every child is an individual, so it will vary, but with puberty getting younger and younger, I think 9 is about right

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  50. I would start talking about this around the age of 10, before they are too embarrassed to discuss intimate issues openly but keep the level of detail to what I feel they will understand

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  51. Just before secondary school so about 11 years old. I think it makes it less taboo and makes it more likely that kids will come to parents about any concerns or problems that they have.

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  52. it all depends on the subject, my stepdaughter is 9 and we think she is prematurely starting to go through the change so we are gradually letting her know what it is all about.

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  53. I think around the age of 10 is good but I also think each child is different so whenever you think they are ready to talk about it.

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  54. I think at around 10 or 11, because they understand enough by then to really grasp the subject matter.

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  55. It would depend on my kids maturity but usually around the time they hit puberty

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  56. It depends on the maturity of the child, I would think around 9-10 if the child is ready, it would be beneficial to give accurate information and broach a sometimes difficult subject to demonstrate that you can discuss any questions as they arise. Far better than getting wrong information in the playground.

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  57. I think 11 years old (Just before high school)

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  58. Around 10 or 11 when their bodies are changing.

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  59. Not before 11, before going to secondary school

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  60. I think around 11ish depends on how mature they are x

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  61. Before secondary school, I think it important to make your child feel like they can talk to you about these things, so it's not scary or taboo

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  62. depends on the child, you can usually tell by the types of questions they start asking

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  63. about 9 or 10 before puberty hits and they start secondary school

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  64. As soon as they are old enough to ask about it

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  65. i think as soon as they can understand x

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  66. 10, I think it prepares then for secondary schools and the rumours they may hear

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  67. When they start becoming curious & asking questions

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  68. I think throughout their childhood at an age appropriate level so that it is seen as normal and not anything scary or odd.

    @rachiegr

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  69. i think around the age of 10 is a suitable time, its important to explain things properly so the child dosent rely on myths from friends

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  70. I think around 10-11 is appropriate. I only got the very basics from my mum, I think she was embarrassed. Anyway, I had a couple of unpleasant experiences in my early teens which I was ill prepared for, I would hate that to happen to my daughter.

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  71. I think it's different with every child. As soon as you think they are ready

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  72. It really depends on the child, they have got to be ready otherwise it's quite traumatising for them.

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  73. 10 or 11 seems the best age, as they are beginning to experience more of life.

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  74. I think you can tell when your child is comfortable or not, My now 13 year old is happy to talk about it but before that he would get so upset to the point of tears he just did not want to know about anything... I didn't push it and now its fine. we have a laugh and a joke but he knows that he can talk about anything.

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  75. I have a 9 year old son and try to be honest with any questions he has I feel this will help to open up to me and not be secretive

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  76. as soon as my girl starts realizing things, hopefully she will be confident enough to come up to me and ask to talk about it

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  77. I think as soon as they start asking questions, and then answer with info that is age appropriate. That way they shouldn't feel shy about talking about any worries they have when they get older, as it's makes it no big deal.

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  78. I think it should be early but every child is different. It depends n how mature they are.I will be will be talking to my daughter as soon as she starts asking questions.

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  79. I think from the early age of 3 as it will help them get into good routine for the rest of their lives.

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  80. Talking about this from an early age can help a girls self esteem, my mum was always open and honest with me about these issues and it helped me

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  81. i think about 12 is about right

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  82. i think about 7 unless there have been any prior issues up to then. This would be more specific than general hand washing advice, which can start at about age 1.

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  83. I remember other children talking about personal things that I didn't understand at the time when I started Junior School - so I will be talking to my daughter about 8.

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  84. Whenever my kids have asked questions i have always answered them honestly even from a very young age x

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  85. Depends how mature child is. From approx 9 (@PeanutHog)

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  86. I think around 10 or 11 as its before they start secondary school

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  87. From as soon as they are able to communicate and understand as not to maje a taboo of such subjects.

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  88. I think between 9-10 as some girls start their periods quite young and it can be distressing for them if they're unaware what's happening to them. :)

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  89. Depends what it is and to what depth. I would think that the basics should be explained as early as 5 and gradually introduce more in-depth information.

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  90. I think whenever it arises is a good time, yes even if very young! I have never lied to my child, whenever awkward questions have come up i've been totally honest x

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  91. I think you need to start it as early as possible, but obviously tailored to what they can understand. Even a young toddler can understand basics like wiping your bottom carefully.

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  92. The start of the teenage years when the bodies start to develop

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  93. I think as soon as the child starts asking questions, each child is different just be honest open and approachable so that they will feel comfortable asking any questions

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  94. I think it would be great to start discussing these sort of things before a child starts secondary school. I also think it will make a child more confident in coming to speak to you about any issues if you have this conversation

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  95. I think around 9/10but it also depends on the child as they are all different

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  96. I think if the child is mature enough then it should be around nine or tens year old as you have to prepare them for what is going to happen to their bodies and the earlier you start the conversations the easier i feel it should be

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  97. Probably about 11, but it depends on when they hit puberty

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  98. I think it depends on the individual child, as they all mature at different rates. But any education on this topic can only be beneficial.

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  99. when they are old enough to understand - perhaps 7/8

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  100. I'm realy not sure, I'm hoping that when the time is right we will know. I know she's not ready now at 5, so possibly around8-9

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  101. I think it depends on the child but I'd say between 8-10

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  102. I think when they start puberty is the best time.

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  103. I believe that the right age to discuss intimate health with your children is about 8/9 years old as knowledge is power and being informed will ensure they made hood decisions in the future.

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  104. I would guess at about age 10, so that they can be prepared and know what to expect. Nothing worse than your body surprising you and feeling embarrassed looking for help.

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  105. Around 10-11, helps them hear it from elsewhere

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  106. The Basics from around 10 depending on the child but especially before secondary school so they don't feel confused, left out or embarrassed. It's important to be honest and discuss it in such a way they feel comfortable and not force the conversation.

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  107. around 10 prepare for high school

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  108. I think when they start senior school when they get to the puberty stage basically as they are changing so much then

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  109. Age 11 - just before senior school so they are aware before they start mixing with older children. Hopefully by being open they will ask more questions

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  110. I think that around 10 is a good age, but if they have questions beforehand I think it's good to be as honest as possible. Being open will ensure a good trusting relationship, and I would want my son to feel comfortable to come to me with any personal issues he may have xo

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  111. I would say about 9ish but it does depend on the child really as every child matures at a different rate so just when you as a parent think it's the right time to x

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  112. It depends on when they start asking I would always answer they questions honestly but once they get to 11/12 and started secondary school is the time to talk to them

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  113. I think around 11 when they start secondary school, it's good to make them feel more comfortable talking about it

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  114. I would keep an open mind and answer all questions around any age within reasons that a child may have, but add a little more details the older they get say around 5ish but it does depend on the maturity of the child.

    Ashley Whitbread

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  115. I think it depends on the child - but 9/10 sounds about right!

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  116. Around 10 especially if there are old siblings or family friends around...they're going to hear it anyway!

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