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sex talk? puberty talk? what age?

Anonymous
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I've seen a couple posts on here about their kids knowing about sex, at a young age... one mom said her child knew the mechanics of sex (idk what that means exactly... like penis of boy enters vagina of girl and that's sex?)

Anyways, at what age do you talk with them about puberty and sex? What do you even say? I went months with blood on my underwear bc I had no idea what was going on and my mom never told me- I never asked or told her either. I knew about sex from watching soap operas and later, porn (age 11)...

I don't have a girl so I don't have to go into the period talk, but what do I say to my 8 year old?


He's also the type that can't keep his mouth shut. Telling him to never tell anyone will result in him telling everyone and their momma.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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alexsmomaubrys2
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:26 PM

We started talking about sex and babies when my kids were around 4-5 years old. 

You should always start these talks at an early age and then build on them as they get older and have questions. There are great books to help you if you need it. 

msjaxon
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:27 PM
My dd asks and I answer. She's nearly 9 and we haven't had a mechanics of sex talk.

Side note why didn't your mom see your bloody panties?
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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM
I was doing my own laundry by then. Lol

Quoting msjaxon: My dd asks and I answer. She's nearly 9 and we haven't had a mechanics of sex talk.

Side note why didn't your mom see your bloody panties?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:32 PM

My DS is 9 (close to 10) and I just waited until he asked.  My policy was that I'd always answer any question he had, and would answer honestly, but wouldn't give more information than what he asked for.  So a couple years ago, he asked how babies were created, and I said something along the lines of that it happened when a sperm penetrated an egg, and that created an embryo, which grows into a baby.  I waited for the follow up, but he didn't ask it.  So I didn't push it.  Eventually he asked, "What is sex?" when we were watching, of all things, Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson and he mentioned something about sex/sexual reproduction with the first living beings.  So, now he knows pretty much everything.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:32 PM
I feel like I'm gonna have to get some books bc I have no idea what I'm gonna say. I don't want to steer him wrong but I know I'm freaking bc I've never received that talk before either

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

We started talking about sex and babies when my kids were around 4-5 years old. 

You should always start these talks at an early age and then build on them as they get older and have questions. There are great books to help you if you need it. 

My2Midgets01
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

I grew up on a farm so personally, as kids we knew what sex was and what came from it at a very young age... with animals, so it wasn't hard to figure out that with people it was something similar. My kids visited their grandparents while they still had the farm, and they found out the facts of life pretty early as well. We don't try to hide anything, I would rather they find out about it from us than some kids at school, or someone else. We just remind them to never talk about it at school or with their friends as it is something only parents should talk about with their own kids. My children are 8 and 10. 

Sportbominable
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2014 at 6:37 PM

12 I guess. 

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