Your analogy of sex to alcohol is a good one, one that should pose the same answer the good dr. gave regarding sex. A child needs to know the effects of alcohol, both physically and legally, but, if a child chooses to drink alcohol they need to know that a parent/adult will be there for them to drive them home, help them through a hangover and educate them all at the same time.
Example: Father tells his 15 year old son not to drink, it is illegal and can kill you if not done in moderation, but, if you do drink, you are not to drive under any circumstances nor get into a car with another that has been drinking. Also, the father will let the child know that when they call for a ride or help that there will be no negative consequences for doing so, instead the child should be rewarded for making the call.
Why not treat sex the same way?
Discussing sex with a child should run along the same lines. Regardless of the child's choice to engage in or not engage in sex they need to know there will be a supportive adult nearby and waiting to help pick up the pieces should they fall apart.
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