Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David, popularly known as Doyin from the Big Brother Naija reality show, has shared that she confided in her mother after losing her virginity.
Doyin described the experience as both bitter and sweet, and her mother offered her advice on how to make future sexual encounters pleasurable.
Doyin made this revelation on the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, which is co-hosted by actor Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, also known as Nedu.
She emphasized the importance of parents having open conversations about sex education with their children, as this lack of communication often leads youngsters to seek information from unreliable sources and get misled.
She said: “When I lost my virginity, I spoke to my mum about it. I said, ‘Mummy, this thing [coitus] did not feel this way.’ And we had a conversation. She was like, ‘Okay, this is what you should do. Do you use a condom?’
“Parents need to create that kind of environment where their kids can open up to them. There’s nothing I cannot say to my mum. I wasn’t enjoying sex for a while and I told my mum. I asked her, ‘I’m circumcised?’ Because I read somewhere that if you’re circumcised, you won’t enjoy sex. And she was like, ‘No.’ She didn’t make me feel bad about it. She suggested things I should do to me.
“So, it [sex education] starts from the house. Parents need to create that kind of environment where their kids can speak to them about anything. At the end of the day, it’s either they’re speaking to you or they’re speaking to someone else.”