Ryan and I had the sex talk today. It came about while I was helping him in the bathroom, and he asked me to be careful around his “scrootal” (scrotum – we correct him, and inwardly die laughing). He then asked if his scrootal (I gave up correcting after the fourth usage of it) held urine, and I said no, his bladder does. Only I never got the word “bladder” out, because he then wanted to know what his scrootal does hold. The following only-slightly-awkward but totally hilarious (I laughed later, when retelling it to Dan) conversation ensued:
Me: Your scrotum makes and holds sperm and hormones. Sperm helps to make a baby, and hormones are what make you a boy.
Ryan: What else is needed to make a baby?
Me: An egg, which is inside a woman. Women have ovaries, which are like a scrotum, but inside: they make eggs, and hormones to make us women.
Ryan: If I ate an egg from the refrigerator, would I have a baby?
Me: No….only a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg can make a baby.
Ryan: What if I ate a woman’s egg? Would I have a baby then?
Me: No, a baby is only made when a man and a woman have sex and their sperm and egg meet.
Ryan: What’s sex?
Me: Sex is something two adults have because they love each other, and sometimes because they want to have a baby.
Ryan: How does it work?
Me: In order to have a baby, a man places his penis inside the woman’s vagina so that his sperm can meet her egg.
Ryan: Do kids have sex?
Me: No (in my mind it was more like, “NO!”). Only adults do. Kids don’t have babies, silly! Now, let me tell you where urine is held…