Why a letter? My mom read a book on tape for me about the basics of sex and left it on my dresser when I hit puberty, then never mentioned it again, and I can tell you it's a sucky ass way to learn. There's nobody to ask questions, so you have all these facts floating around in your mind but no real clue about reality. I'm going to rat on myself and probably sound stupid as hell, but I think this shows why an explanation rather than a note is a good idea. I knew that when a man reached climax, semen would come out of his penis. But I didn't know he would start moaning and jerking around, and spurting. The first time I got a partner there, and I didn't even know it was the goal I was working for, I thought I hurt him or broke him or something. Man, did I feel dumb! I had to figure out how tampons and condoms worked from college friends. Is that the way you want your son to stumble through the process?
at 2:22 PM on Jun. 11, 2013