It can be awkward for parents to talk about porn with their children.
So you can imagine how concerned a mum was when she found out her 19-year-old daughter was sharing explicit pictures and videos of herself on Twitter.
In a first-person piece with MamaMia , the anonymous writer admitted she was “shocked” to uncover the teen's “sexy alter-ego”.
She explained: “Obviously, I was completely shocked and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.
“Seeing my own daughter this way was confronting.
“It stripped away my memories of her as an innocent child, the view of her as a ‘good girl’ that I had, up until now, still seen her as.”
Initially, the parent was in a state of worry.
She feared the intimate content would affect her daughter’s future university and career plans.
The mum kept the discovery to herself, feeling too stressed about the situation to tell her partner.
But after thinking about the Twitter account for days, she made the decision to "confront" her daughter about it.
The writer admits that the “conversation was difficult” – but ultimately, she’s glad she did it.
Initially, the teen was “embarrassed” that her mum had viewed the “adult clips”.
But the open discussion helped her to explain her intentions.
The parent recalled: “She told me that it allowed her to express herself in a way she wanted to and in a way she couldn’t do elsewhere, and that through this medium it gave her the power to control what was shared and when. For her, it was liberating.”
As the-19-year-old made it clear that she’s her “own woman”, the mum was able to come to terms with her decisions.
The writer added: “I had to be supportive of her and non-judgmental of her choices, because as a parent that is sometimes just what you have to do.”