Talking about sex isn’t always the easiest things for adults to do, so imagine how your teenagers feel. Whether you’d like to avoid it or not, the conversation must come up — your children need to be informed at an early age about the risks involved with sex.

In honor of ESSENCE’s unprecedented survey on teen sex awareness and Black youth, we asked our Facebook fans how they approach those “tough subjects” with their kids. Here’s the best of what you had to say.