Let’s talk about sex

Where did that come from?

It started, not with a kiss, but with a simple question from a five-year old:-

Hannah - Mummy, can a woman make a baby on her own?
Me – (thinks “oh oh, here we go”) No, she needs sperm from a man to make the baby grow inside her.
H – How does the sperm get into the woman?
Me – It comes out of the man’s willy and goes into the woman’s vagina.
H – Do you have to stand close to each other?
Me – (trying not to smile) Yes, pretty close.
H – Do you do it standing up?
Me – You can do, but usually you lie down.
H – Do you have to do it in hospital?
Me – (how funny, I used to think you had to do it with a doctor supervising) No, you can do it at home.
H – You and Daddy have done it haven’t you, because you’ve got me and Ben?
M – Yes.
H – Did you stand up or lie down?
Me – Lie down.
H – Well I wouldn’t want someone lying on me, I’d want to be the one on top.
Me – (thinks “go girl, go!”) Hmm. Tea time soon, better get the oven on.

So, not much left for her to learn when she gets to PHSE in Year 3.

About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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2 Responses to Let’s talk about sex

  1. That’s funny!

    I like your use of “willy” and “vagina”. It’s good to use to the scientific terms.

  2. spymum says:

    Very sweet! (and stylishly handled on your part!)

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