Netizens are reacting to the advice a Nigerian lady gave her 17-year-old cousin after she asked about sex urges.
The lady on Twitter with the username @mehreee narrates how her cousin was bold enough to ask her about how she coped with sexual urges. Mehreee opened up to her cousin because she felt its was high time she knew about relationship feelings and hormones.
Some social media users were against it, said she was too young to ask about things like that. Some felt the lady opening up to her cousin was the right thing to do.
She wrote: “My 17 year old cousin just asked me how I coped with sexual urges when I was her age. Lol I was shocked at her boldness fr. I couldn’t tell her you’re too young to feel whatever you’re feeling, because it’s high time we stopped pretending teenagers don’t have feelings or hormones “
“I told her it’s normal to feel whatever she’s feeling. Whatever relationship she feels she has with a boy right now, will only bring regrets. Sex is something that should be happen between two consenting adults. Went through some of her social media conversations and truthfully,
“She stood a high risk of being manipulated into giving in and wanting to explore. Right then I knew I didn’t have to sugarcoat anything. Told her she has to be aware and alert at all times, Not to be guilt tripped into doing anything because of poppy love. Being a teenager is Hard mehn
” I know sometimes we preach ‘abstinence’ so much we forget the importance of preaching ‘safe sex’ too. She will be turning 18 very soon and I know the feeling that comes with being an ‘adult’ and wanting to make your own decisions. In case it happens, she has to protect Herself at all times.
“Told her about the different STDs and dangers of unprotected sex. In fact it’s easier/safer to preach safe sex than total abstinence. Let’s protect our young ones from the claws of sexual predators please.
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