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Did your parents ever give you the talk about 'the birds and the bees'?

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    I was just given a book about it. Also when I started my period my mum got all excited and told my dad who kept making jokes about it.. -.- gurt.


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    No, my grandmother gave me a book explaining everything about the birds and the bees and gave me time and peace to study it myself alone.
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    (Original post by ranbow99)
    Awwh man, I feel sorry for the girl I hope they don't remember that now!
    lol.. well from what i remember it was consensual on both their accounts. And if I remember it then they damn sure will remember it too.
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    (Original post by ranbow99)
    Awwh man, I feel sorry for the girl I hope they don't remember that now!
    I can vividly recall one of my childhood friends wondering where girls pee from and my childhood memories are mostly hazy at best, so I dare say they do remember it now.
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    My Dad gets embarrassed and awkward when me and my Mum talk about tampons/periods :teehee: A conversation about TSS left him horrified :rofl:
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    Nah. They did buy a book though, it was called "Let's Talk About Sex." I can't remember how old I was at the time, but IIRC I learnt most stuff from that.
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    I never did. But I kind of gradually built up the knowledge through TV and internet. I can remember watching something on the television with my grandma many years ago and seeing this woman straddling a man. I was all :eek:

    I had internet access at home, despite have parental controls on strict for some reason it didn't block Newgrounds or any of its XXX games. O_o

    Finally my mum gave me a book about periods and sex etc.

    Never had any sex ed at school though...

    ... Came out as a lesbian a few years ago. They don't teach that anywhere. :wink2:
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    No. I'm assuming I just picked it up from the playground/TV...

    I went to a Catholic school, which didn't really do sex ed and only mentioned contraception to say that it wasn't 'allowed' :lol: I never knew those American-esque condom-on-the-banana lessons happened over here.
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    (Original post by Chickens_yeah)
    I never did. But I kind of gradually built up the knowledge through TV and internet. I can remember watching something on the television with my grandma many years ago and seeing this woman straddling a man. I was all :eek:

    I had internet access at home, despite have parental controls on strict for some reason it didn't block Newgrounds or any of its XXX games. O_o

    Finally my mum gave me a book about periods and sex etc.

    Never had any sex ed at school though...

    ... Came out as a lesbian a few years ago. They don't teach that anywhere. :wink2:
    Frank's Adveeeeeentuuuuuuuuureeee!!!
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    Well never really needed to really, if I had a question they'd answer it but I learnt most stuff through PSHE and peers etc. I remember in Year 5 we were given the talk on adolescence and they split the year group and at the time we all found it hilarious.
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    No, my Mum took me and my best friend to a learning day in the local library where we spent the day giggling but somehow picked up enough information I dread to think how awkward a conversation about sex would be with my mum (who as far as I'm concerned, as had sex once in her life :P )
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    My parents bought me a boot entitled 'How my body works'. The last few pages explained about sex and that using these robot type characters to represent male and female sex organs. All it did was confuse me tbh- so people have sex and now there's these robot characters that fit into the equation....right. A more text book type book with illustrations of actual anatomy and straight forward explanations of how and why would have been more helpful.
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    Nope. They never bothered to tell me and I was too afraid to ask. Until I was about ten I genuinely thought that babies were made through kissing
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    Nope, no birds and bees talk for me.

    (Original post by Samrout)
    nope. My first exposure to sex was watching, with the rest of the kids on the street, a boy put his flaccid willy in a girl's fanny, saying "look it goes in!". I was about 5-6 at the time, the hot couple must have been about 4.

    Grim but funny.



    edit: lol at the disbelief. Yeah it happened, I remember it vividly. The boy didn't actually hump her, her just put it in, left it, and took it out a few of times. He looked like he was enjoying himself and the girl didn't know wtf was going on. All the kids who were watching found it interesting and funny. The boy was quite good friends with the girl prior to this encounter and used to play with her dolls etc. I grew up with them on my street, they've turned out fine.. ish.

    If you don't laugh, you'll be crying, apply this to everything, especially this tale of childhood experimentation.
    As a parent, that has just churned my stomach. I know kids experiment, and they won't have realised at that age what they're doing, but the boy must have been exposed to sex at some point in his short life for him to have even known to do that, which, at 4, is definitely NOT something he should have been exposed to. I'm glad they both turned out fine, but that's not really the point. You have to wonder what happened in his life prior to this incident happening.
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    Does anyone know why it's called the birds and the bees


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    Nope, I'm sure they'd have found talking to me about it as awkward as I would've found listening to them talk about it. I first found out about it in some book on the human body that my mum got me. I don't think she meant for me to find out that way though, I was a bit too young at the time She did get me a book about it a few years later though.
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    My mum bought me a book that explained everything, with diagrams of sex.

    Coincided with discovering masturbation. Read that book a lot.
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    "Right son, it's time to talk about sex."

    "What do you want to know, Dad?"
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    (Original post by Fresh Prince of)
    No they found my stash of porn and broke my computer screen.
    why?
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    Nope, no birds and bees talk for me.



    As a parent, that has just churned my stomach. I know kids experiment, and they won't have realised at that age what they're doing, but the boy must have been exposed to sex at some point in his short life for him to have even known to do that, which, at 4, is definitely NOT something he should have been exposed to. I'm glad they both turned out fine, but that's not really the point. You have to wonder what happened in his life prior to this incident happening.
    Awkward.


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