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Do Tell: Did You Get the Sex Talk?

Now that we're adults, we know all about the birds and the bees, but who did you learn it from? I don't recall ever being sat down by my parents to have the official talk — I learned about sex from my friends, their older siblings and from Mr. Cohen, my good looking sex ed teacher.

Sure, it's embarrassing for both the kids and the parents to talk about where babies come from, but in this day and age, it's imperative to be sexually educated at a young age. So ladies, do tell, did you get "the talk" from your parents when you were younger? If so, give us a reason to laugh and share your humiliating stories below!


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LindsM LindsM 9 years
I didn't get the talk... I think I learned from sneaking romance novels off of my grandmother's shelf. ... :p
yes-jess yes-jess 9 years
no real sex talk for parents got me a video from the video store when I was very young called "where do babies come from?" I recall my dad being very against it. The rest I learned from stealing my sister's binder when she was taking that sex ed class. In 9th grade, we watched some almost pornographic video in my biology class where they stuck a fiber optic camera in a woman as a guy ejaculated inside that was traumatic. I can't even imagine what it was like for the guys.
omglisaa omglisaa 9 years
My dad had "the talk" with me when I turned 16, we on the way to the supermarket in his car. He told that I was at a "Responsible age" blah blah.. And that sex is normal but I shouldn't be forced into it ect ect.. He ended the conversation with if I needed any boys "sorting out" I knew who I could go to. Lol. Little did he know at the time I had already been in a sexual relationship for over a year. =/
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 9 years
i got the puberty talk from my mum around 4th grade, but i think the rest was covered in sex ed in 5th & 6th grade.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
The closest I got to any kind of sex talk was a few days after my 18th birthday, when my mum told me that since I was an adult now but still living at home that if I wanted to sleepover at my friend's houses I should let her know that I was staying at a friends instead of coming home.
indielove indielove 9 years
My mom told me when I was about 10. She wanted me to know way before I got my period. She's always been straightforward with me.
laluna laluna 9 years
I didn't get the talk from my parents. I think my mum recruited my older cousin to find out what i knew. Most of what i learnt was from her. We've sat down with my nan and had a sex talk lol, it's funny the stuff she never knew, my poor grandad :p
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I learned about it from my friend and I read it in a book when I was about 11. My mom was really overprotective so she was mad that I found out so soon and that she didn't get to be the one to tell me.
JessBear JessBear 9 years
My mom gave me "the talk" in the fifth grade, right before we started learning about it in school. I was quite naive, because I still thought sex was some special kind of kissing at that point. I'll never forget my mom saying to me, "No, honey, you can't get pregnant when you kiss your grandpa." I was mortified. I mean, I knew THAT. It was a SPECIAL KIND of kissing, duh! I am grateful that she sat me down and talked about it, though, because when she told me, I almost didn't believe her, it was so gross sounding. I literally had no clue that's what it was all about, and if I'd heard it for the first time in class, well, it probably would have been much more embarrassing.
Marci Marci 9 years
My mother prepared me for getting my period, but I learned about sex the way all nice girls do - on the streets! :D
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 9 years
i guess i never really got a formal talk but my parents always answered any questions-but i will say this: my mom thought i was a virgin when i was in i guess my first serious relationship-well i wasn't-but that didn't stop her from telling me 'andrea, your first time will hurt, you'll prolly bleed and don't count on having an orgasm'. just like that. i think it took every ounce in me NOT to bust out laughin in her face bc i know she was just tryin to talk to me like woman to woman. but hysterical
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
My mom gave me the sex talk right before I went away to college! She started talking about condoms and I had to stop her and let her know that this is much too late! Many years too late!
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
I kind of taught myself. I watched a lot of bad cable tv at a reeeally young age, lol, and I also got this book from my parents talking allll about sex and what happens to the body, including everything, even how homosexual guys have sex. I loved to read, and I totally preferred that over having a weird sex talk with my parents.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
I remember I was about 9 years old and I was outside playing with my brothers and my guy friends when my mom told me I had to come inside. She asked me what sex was and I said it was kissing and hugging. I knew that there was more, but I was too embarrassed to say anything. Then my mom HAD to say "It's when a man INSERTS his penis into a woman's vagina" I remember being like AHHHHH get me out of here. I also did not look her in the eye at all the entire time. I think it is important to introduce the sex talk at a really young age before the child can get any notions about it. That's how I'll do it with my kids...even as young as 2 or 3 and just introducing the proper terms for the genitals.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Pretty much ran away every time.:P
bbkf bbkf 9 years
No, never got the talk from parents, but I learned everything from my friend's mom in 4th grade. We didn't have sex ed until 8th grade in my school! Way too late. Everyone had had sex by then; there was even a pregnant girl in my class!
bettyboutique bettyboutique 9 years
LOL love it Ash... i never got the talk either. I just got the talk about going on the pill cause when i had a long term boyfriend i guess my mother just assumed... but naaah school taught all... in grade nine i was a lost soul though... i knew what sex was but definitely no idea about four-play lol oh good 'ol highschool.
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
No-- my mom gave me a book when I got my period and then I was sent to a church abstinence class (at 11). Then when I left for college she said "don't get pregnant and don't get any diseases either. you know how to do that right?" Yeah, thanks mom and dad.
omilawd omilawd 9 years
Yes, I did! I was about five years old, and it started out in the worst possible way: "Most everyone has sex eventually. Animals have sex, you'll have sex someday, and your dad and I even have sex." AHHHH! I was so young!
CupcakeGal10 CupcakeGal10 9 years
Yeah, my mom sat me down with a book for kids. There were illustrated birds and bees talking about how the deed was done. Then she got to the part with human pictures. I cried and ran away. LOL! My poor mom. But she was always really great about explaining everything to me, not making me feel weird and making me feel comfortable with any questions I had to ask her. My dad too, although he played a much smaller role. I think it's imperative in this day and age that kids learn about this stuff young. I don't know why I was so traumatized when I learned about it- I think most of it was the fact that I realized the only reason I'm alive is because my mom and dad had to have sex, and for a kid that's GROSS! Hell, the idea of my parents having sex is still gross to me, lol. ;)
adelka adelka 9 years
I got the period talk in like 4th or 5th grade because I told my mom that my sister and her had secrets from me. Ha. Then in school we had the nurse come in and showed us a really cheesy video and then stuck maxi pads to her blazer and forgot they were there. When it was over she walked into the hallway with them still stuck on. Ha. I don't recall getting a sex talk, though.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
like most of you, I do remember sex ed classes starting up in 5th grade, but I think in 5th and 6th grade it was just "This is what happens when you get your period. This is a pad. Here's how to put it on your underwear." And then in 8th grade we actually watched a video of a live birth. BLEH.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I really have NO memory of having a sex talk with anyone. I think I knew that sex meant babies when I was like 9. Yeah....maybe it was so traumatic for me that I blocked it out???
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
No, never, thank God. Everything I learned was from learned from my peers, mom's old med school texts, and experience. Funny thing, I will be having religious pre-marriage counseling and I heard our priest is super liberal and discusses sex in the couple and group sessions. So, I guess I'm not saved from an uncomfortable experience, joy!
simplysorry simplysorry 9 years
Nope definitely no talk about it at our house! I think my mom is waiting for my wedding night to explain it! I did learn about it through sex ed in 6th grade and then details from friends and stuff.
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