Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex

Backstory: I had written a blog on my xanga about how I never had the “birds and the bees” discussion with my parents, which my mother read, and had this to say.


I just read your latest Xanga, and I feel I must defend myself!  We certainly never hid the subject–it just appeared that you were very aware of the way things were.  I guess by not being very specific with you I was trying to save you from my own “sex talk” experience with my own mom:  picture Grandma throwing a load of laundry into the washer and explaining how a penis gets hard when a man wants sex….eeeewww…..

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    • 1.  Ama

      My mom solved this problem by leaving a copy of the Kinsey report on sex & a book called “The Art of Sexual Ecstacy” in our library. Two guesses as to which book I still have & the first one doesn’t count. :)

      November 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    • 2.  Trixie

      I never learned about the “Birds and the Bees”, I learned about sex. I still have no idea where the “Birds and the Bees” come into the whole thing. My mother was a nurse so everything was very clinical, we even had a pop-up book about the reproductive system. My father was an old-school hippie so I knew all about birth control and what really works :)

      November 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    • 3.  Ashlee

      I gotta side with your mom on this one, lol. Then again, I am from an area with notoriously thorough sex ed in public schools. My parents could afford to slack off in that area.

      November 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    • 4.  Juno

      Hey, your grandma sounds pretty cool (even if the conversation was excruciating for your mother). My parents never even acknowledged the existence of body parts below the neck.

      November 12, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    • 5.  Terry Gladek

      Love this one, but I’m not sure I get the relationship (so to speak) of an enlarging penis to a dryer full of wet clothes……

      November 13, 2009 at 12:54 am

    • 6.  ccm

      The Kinsey Report? That’s hilarious!! Do you think your mom had read it? That report is all about how there’s no “normative” approach to sex.

      November 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    • 7.  steffs__pms

      haha i read that birds & bees entry, was it featured? your mom’s funny.

      November 13, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    • 8.  Miss Daisy

      A “pop-up” book on sex? Funny!

      November 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm

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