Post # 1
My 12 year old son is currently going threw sex ed. Today he came home and informed me he now knows exactly what happens to get the baby. He explained dialation, what my cervix is, my uterus, etc. It was so awkward but yet so funny listening to him tell me what was going to happen. He also informed me of what oral sex is oh my sex ed is way more informative now then when I was young.
Post # 3
That’s great that he felt well-informed enough to explain it to you! Was he correct?
Post # 4
I think it’s great that he’s comfortable enough to want to talk to you about it, lol. Whenever my SIL tried to talk about sex with her 11 year old daughter (in advance of the sex-ed unit), she would literally run from the room and lock herself in another one somewhere (usually the bathroom, claiming she needed to go…for an hour…) rather than talk. SIL finally insisted my niece go shopping with her, and then once they were driving started the talk. Niece couldn’t run away then, lol.
ETA: Also, the extent of the sex-ed curriculum at my school was “If you have sex before you get married you’ll get pregnant and your life will be ruined.” And that was it.
Post # 5
@MarryMeTiffany: I had no idea they taught students about oral sex. I didn’t know about that until much later! LOL
Post # 6
@pineapplelove: Yes he was correct which is why it was so funny. He was pretty proud of the fact he now knows what I’m going to go threw.
Post # 7
Sounds like a pretty thorough sex ed course!
It’s good he’s happy to talk about it with you too!
Post # 8
That’s great that they’re informing them about those important things at such an early age but, WOW! I do not remember it being that detailed when I was twelve! Although I do remember having to ask my mom what a blowjob was when I was in 6th grade because my classmates would talk about it, so at least you got to avoid that awkward conversation having to explain it to him =]
Post # 9
Wow! It looks like sex ed improved A LOT! I remember taking it and it just talked about periods and to never ever have sex. Just like @FutureMrsMcK: said.
Post # 10
Thank goodness they are teaching these kids. I remember my sex ed (we called it something else that was a little tamer) started in 5th grade and they split up the boys and girls so we could ask questions with less awkwardness.
I think it’s wonderful that your son has an understanding of the birds and bees and feels comfortable talking with you. This kind of open dialogue is going to do him wonders later in life when it comes time for him to make a responsible decision about his sex life.
Post # 11
my husband retty much had to explain oral sex to me….so sad. Turns out, I need 7th grade sex ed!