My parents keep trying to have “the Talk” with me, but it’s sooo awkward.
It can be awkward at first, but it’s still really helpful. And as awkward as it may seem for you, it may also be a bit awkward for them, too. Hear them out, even if you just sit there and nod. Chances are they’ll have some pretty good advice, and if you’ve had something on your mind, now is the time to ask!
If your parents aren’t willing to answer your questions, consider talking to another trusted adult like your school nurse or guidance counselor.