Colombo Telegraph

How Do I Teach My Child About Sex?

I prefer the ad hoc approach to a ‘school of thought’, so tell me if I’m setting my daughter on a course to making good decisions. writes Jodie Scrivener.

My daughter, D, turns 5 next month. We’re knee-deep into that wonderful stage of body parts/functions being hilarious, and questions about how she came to be. We’ve got the bare bones sorted: babies are made by a “special cuddle” involving seeds and eggs (makes me feel a little like Mr Bloom’s allotment but never mind), she knows the medical terms for all her parts, and has an idea of what they’re all for (had a tricky moment in Sainsbury’s explaining that the function of a tampon isn’t to keep a baby from falling out, but I think we’re mostly there).

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