OK, so, there are many people who say that they explain that girls have a vagina and boys have a penis. Using those words. So here is my question, isn't that just wrong, I mean literally. When a child is asking about the part they pee out of (considering they don't comprehend sex) and you tell them that girls have a vagina, well aren't you ending up confusing them? All of a sudden the girl thinks she pees out of her vagina, which she doesn't. Technically, all she has to pee out of is a urethra that ends much sooner than a boys. A boys goes out to the end of his penis, a girls ends at her genitals. But to make it sound like a girls vagina is the same thing she pees out of is misinforming them. Isn't that just as bad, if not worse, than having cutsie names for their parts??
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:48 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
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Answer by lvpenguino at 1:04 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
Well first of all, the name of her vagina is just that, it's not called a urethra. And when we are discussing body parts that's what it's called. If you want to get really technical she pees out of her clitoris. The urethra is not an external part, just the part that brings the pee to where it comes out... Same with boys. the Clitoris is part of the vagina. But it's very simple. A 3 yo isn't going to understand all that, why expect them to. What's confusing is calling it something that there is no reason to call it... VaJayJay or something like that... It's not even close. To call it a vagina is correct. And as she gets older she will learn all the parts of her vagina, including the clitoris and urethra. But for now, it's like teaching her the word face. Does she sneeze out of her face? No, technically it's her nose that she uses, but that doesn't mean it's wrong to teach her it's her face.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:45 PM on Aug. 28, 2009
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