Journal or Book Title
Communication Yearbook 38
In this chapter, we present conjoined models of parent-child sexual communication. These models rely on communication privacy management theory to show how sexual information is contained within individual privacy boundaries and shared when a question is asked. Information is revealed in little bits and pieces over the course of a child’s development. Privacy boundary permeability opens, and the circumference of privacy boundaries expands over time. During a specific interaction, parents and children regulate how much information they share. These models apply to parent-child relationships where sexual communication is accomplished, recognizing that many parents and children never or rarely talk about sex.
Taylor and Francis
Coffelt, Tina A. and Olson, Loreen N., "No more birds and bees: A process approach to parent-child sexual communication" (2014). English Publications. 230.