When it comes to talking to my kids about sex, especially around my budding man-child, I’m a hot mess. He’s uncomfortable, I’m uncomfortable - even the walls are uncomfortable. You think there’s an app for that? Because I need one.
As for me, I learned about sex on an evening I like to call “The Birds and the Bees Ambush of ’84″. On that fateful summer evening, I sat down with my parents for dinner only to hear my dad say, “Lori, it’s time you understood where babies came from.” I thought I already knew. As it turned out, I didn’t. Had Judy Blume taught me nothing? What goes where? Eww! Why? No! My parents handled the discussion rather professionally. There was a lesson, examples from nature and even a Q & A session at the end. I did have two questions: 1) Could we pretend we never ever had this conversation? 2) Could I have my childhood back?
Sex education is stuff kids need to know. My parents did it right by me by keeping the discussion open and honest. I only hope I can manage to do the same.
I asked you fine readers to open up your memory banks and share those intimate details about how you learned about sex growing up. Your answers were as awesome and cringey as I suspected. Check them out!
How did you learn about the birds and the bees?
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