Big Brother Naija reality star Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David has revealed that she informed her mother when she lost her virginity, News About Nigeria gathered.
The reality star shared this in a recent episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, co-hosted by actor Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, popularly known as Nedu, where she spoke about the importance of open communication between parents and their children, particularly regarding sex education.
According to Doyin, the conversation with her mother wasn’t just about the act itself but included a bittersweet experience and insights on making sexual experiences more enjoyable.
She highlighted the need for parents to create an environment where their children feel comfortable discussing such matters, as the lack of communication often leads young people to seek information from potentially unreliable sources.
“When I lost my virginity, I spoke to my mum about it. I said, ‘Mummy, this thing [coitus] did not feel this way.’ And we had a conversation. She was like, ‘Okay, this is what you should do. Do you use a condom?’
“Parents need to create that kind of environment where their kids can open up to them. There’s nothing I cannot say to my mum,” Doyin said.
She stressed that discussing sex education at home is crucial, as it empowers children with accurate information and helps build trust between parents and their offspring.
Doyin used her own experience as an example, revealing that when she wasn’t enjoying sex, she approached her mother without hesitation.
The open dialogue allowed her mother to provide guidance and suggestions without judgment.
Doyin urged parents to be proactive in initiating conversations about sex education, emphasising that children should speak to their parents rather than seek advice from potentially misleading external sources.
“Parents need to create that kind of environment where their kids can open up to them. There’s nothing I cannot say to my mum. I wasn’t enjoying s+x for a while and I told my mum. I asked her, ‘I’m circumcised?’ Because I read somewhere that if you’re circumcised, you won’t enjoy s+x. And she was like, ‘No.’ She didn’t make me feel bad about it. She suggested things I should do to me.
“So, it [s+x education] starts from the house. Parents need to create that kind of environment where their kids can speak to them about anything. At the end of the day, it’s either they’re speaking to you or they’re speaking to someone else.”
I told my mum when I lost my virginity – BBNaija Doyin says on Durex podcast pic.twitter.com/pNw6C0Duv8
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