At what age would you allow your son/daughter to keep condoms?
I would hope that it wouldn't be before they turn 16. Kids today are encouraged to grow up way too soon. I say, let them be a kid, preferably until they graduate from high school. Being an adult is not all it is cracked up to be, so I think it is better to be a kid while they can.
Would you insist on them buying them or would you buy them?
I don't think I would buy condoms for my children. I think if they are resposible enough for sex they should be able to select their own condoms.
If you knew your son/daughter was going to have or having sex would you allow it in your house? If so, at what age?
Nope, sorry. I would not knowingly have my teen sons having sex under my roof. They have to find another place to do that. I don't want anyone to think I am condoning such activity.
Do you think it is possible to keep kids from having sex if that's what they want to do?
Kids will figure out a way if they really want to do it. Kids back when I was young just brought a blanket and did it in a nearby woods/field. See next response.
At what age did you lose your virginity?
I was 19, and I thought I was the last person in my generation to do it. I didn't even care about the girl. It was just an opportunity to get past the viginity thing, and it wasn't a great experience. I would recommend to anyone that they save their virginity for someone they care about and want to be intimate with. I think I waited so long to first have sex because, 1) I was a painfully-shy and awkward teen, and 2) My parents did a good job of convincing me that I would RUIN MY LIFE by getting a veneral disease and/or getting a girl pregnant and having to abandon my life plans to support a child. If your kid is someone like me, then this tactic might work in delaying their first sexual experience.
Is virginity important? Why do you think it is/isn't?
I think it is important, but not for moral, good/bad reasons. I just think that having sex marks a change, leaving childhood behind and entering a more adult world. As I already mentioned, that happens soon enough without pushing to do it at an early age.
Are kids becoming active younger because of all the media about it?
I this so, yes. I think various media, and role models in entertainment industries, all promote sexuality at earlier and earlier ages. Nobody wants to feel left behind or nerdy, so they might think they need to have sex because "everyone is doing it." Truth is, everyone is not doing it, but the ones who aren't take a lot of grief for their decision to wait.
Note: I am the father of boys. I would not be surprised if my views were even more conservative if I had daughters.