Via Blogging Baby I found underwear with condom pockets. Based on the other materials the company sells, it looks like it is marketed for young college students, but Blogging Baby suggests that “progressive” parents might want to buy these underwear for their teenagers. I consider myself to be a very open-minded parent, but I’m not buying these underwear for my teens. I do plenty of things to make conservative parents’ hair stand on end though. The sex talks begin when my children are tweens. The talks start off pretty generalized and get more specific over the years. With the onset of puberty comes a trip down the family planning aisle at the pharmacy. Yes, it embarrasses the teenagers when we do this. As I said to my children, if you are too embarrassed to buy condoms, you are too immature to have sex. Finally, we keep condoms in a very specific location in both bathrooms. The location has been pointed out to the teenagers multiple times along with the invitation to take the condom (no questions asked) if it is needed. No, I am not encouraging my teenagers to have sex. Just because the plumbing is in doesn’t mean the house is ready for tenants. However, I do recognize that humans are sexual beings from birth until death and think that abstinence only education and purity ball followers are in serious denial.