A MUM-of-three took to TikTok to talk about how parents could deal with their children going through natural changes.
The woman, who calls herself Shug, claims it’s natural and healthy for teenagers to want to explore their bodies – and said parents should give their sons condoms so they can “practice”.
Shug says that her suggestion might be controversial, but people love itCredit: Tik Tok
So when someone’s body becomes aroused, some people’s first instinct – to grab protection.
Shug says that for people with penises or are penis-adjacent, that exploration can change when they hit puberty.
She says there are a wide range of jokes and tropes about lotion and tissues, crispy towels, and socks – but she has some sound advice to share.
Sometimes things can get a little messy.
The woman, who calls herself Shug, claims it’s natural and healthy for teenagers to want to explore their bodies
Shug thinks parents should be giving their teens condoms to practice how to use themCredit: Getty
Shug says: “What if, because we’re trying to encourage safe sex practices, we GIVE people things that provide protection.
The mum points out that this seems like an obvious solution to give people the tools to practice safe sex.
She says: “Think of it! Easy clean-up. They learn how to put them on, and they get used to what they feel like.”
Shug suggests that this advice could provide people with the skills and knowledge when they are ready to be intimate with a partner in the future.
The video has been watched over 248,000 times and amassed over 45,700 likes.
People flooded into the comments to share their thoughts on Shug’s suggestion.
One person commented: “Having a parent like THIS is much better than the ones who don’t want their kids to use tampons because ‘Idk how I feel about my daughter penetrating herself.’”
Shug’s advice was praised for its inclusivity and normalising self-exploration amongst youngsters.