Where Did I Come From?
I can say that I was raised pretty well, I mean obviously I didn’t end up on Intervention so they must have done something right. One thing they never did was give me the “sex talk” and it was a long journey for me to figure it out on my own.
I don’t think my parents were ever comfortable with explaining sex or anything to do with how the body worked to their children. I can’t speak for my brother but I know I was completely clueless for many years and I think that explains a little bit about my history.
As a kid the way I learned about sex was from the book Where Did I Come From and thinking back now it really didn’t explain it all that well. I mean, for a while I thought lying naked in a bed with someone of the opposite sex and hugging was how you got babies. If that were the truth I would have about 17 children by now :omg:
I will admit to reading the book quite a bit as it fascinated me, I just didn’t really understand what the hell was going on :dunno: I suppose kind of like when I read the book Forever but I’ve already discussed that moment in my life.
When I first got breasts I was so embarrassed by them as it was the end of fourth grade and I was the only one. When I first got my period I didn’t know what it was. I saw this stuff all over my underwear one morning in 7th grade and just threw them in the wash to put on another pair. Later that day my mom asked me if I got my period and I was like “Oh is that what that was?”
Apparently my upbringing was different than Erik’s, I’m not sure about his dad but his mom wasn’t embarrassed to tell them the truth. That would be a completely different post :eyebrow:
How much did your parent’s tell you and how much did you have to figure out on your own?