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Ben learns body parts

In our house we don’t do it much but we do talk about it – a lot.

“Mummy, can a woman make a baby on her own?” asks my five year-old daughter.

“No, she needs sperm from a man to make the baby grow inside her.”

“How does the sperm get into the woman?”

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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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5 Responses to Sex chat

  1. Mopsa says:

    KR – this is a joy! thank you for cheery morning article.

  2. Like it very much! Smiling and giggling to myself as I type.

  3. mid-lifer says:


    I had a similar experience once.

    Exactly the same question as I was driving along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.

    I tried to explain it all very matter of factly (perhaps a little rushed). It was met with silence and then: ‘Oh, look at the pretty lights…’

    My son tells me that in their sex education at school (he’s 10) they have a cartoon of people ‘doing it’. At one point, the voice over says ‘sometimes the penis can get hard, and often it feels nice’. (I’d hate to be a teacher in there with all the kids!) Anyhow, my son’s friend leaned over and said ‘No it doesn’t, it hurts!’..


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