I don’t think I’ll ever understand why adults with children are so squeamish about sex. How can you give birth to a tiny human and still not be able to say “penis” without stumbling and blushing? I’ll agree with Sara and thank my family for not censoring my music intake as an infant, and my parents for not being cowards when it came to my sexual education. Normalizing sex is important. It won’t make your kids fiends or anything. Fun Fact: If you start making out in front of your kids, ten out of ten times, they’ll just get up and leave – because no one wants to see that.
Sexual violence prevention educators say that teaching children anatomically correct terms—vagina, penis, and vulva—”promotes positive body image, self confidence, and parent-child communication; discourages perpetrators; and, in the event of abuse, helps children and adults navigate the disclosure and forensic interview process.”