Sometimes, gathering up the courage to broach the topics of sex and self-love with your teen is like getting ready for the Hunger Games. Everyone dreads the day that it comes but will eventually need to have the "talk". And what birds and bees talk would be complete without a bit about masturbation?

YourTango expert Tara Kennedy-Kline discusses effective ways to break the ice with your kid without inviting awkward silence as company. If it's done right, there's no reason why talking about sex has to be highly uncomfortable. After all, doing the solo tango is a natural experience of life.

Check out the interesting parenting tips and advice that she has to offer in the video above! Considering your role as a parent often coincides with that of an honorary sex education coach, here are a few key approaches that you may want to take note of.

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