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  Dads are rubbish at talking about sex
Updated 14 August 2002, 07.47
Three in five children said they would prefer to go to their mums for advice
Mums are more open to answering your questions about sex and other embarrassing issues than dads.

The Talking Puberty study found that three out of five children prefer to go to mums for advice.

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Four out of 10 dads said they had problems talking about the birds and the bees with their kids, and some admitted to never having discussed sex with them at all.

Many kids learn about sex in sex education classes in school

Nearly half of the children who took part in the survey, said they'd brought the subject up with their parents rather than the other way round.

Many of the 244 parents questioned said they left sex education to the schools.

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Who do you talk to about sex?
opening quoteI don't want to talk about it, so when we had to learn about it, I asked my mum to write in and stop me seeing it.closing quote
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