...and yours is a crazed sex maniac. Carnal Nation:
A new study reveals that parents of teens believe that all adolescents are sexual with the exception of their own children. Dr. Sinikka Elliott of North Carolina State University conducted in-depth interviews with forty-seven parents of teenagers and found that participants viewed their own children as sexually innocent victims.
While teens overall were constructed as hypersexual, the parents in the study viewed their own children as prey to other oversexed predatory teens. For example, parents of male teens were concerned that young women would lure their passive young men into sex in order to solidify relationships. By contrast, parents of young women felt that male teens might take advantage of their unknowing and sexually disinterested daughters.
Teenagers need good, reality-based sex education—and so do their parents.