Kissing Doesn't Make You Pregnant (& Other Sex Talk Fun)

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[Editor's Note: Nothing can make a parent as squeamish as having "The Talk" with their kids. Every parent handles it differently, and Joy at Joy In This Journey recently had to figure out how to have an age appropriate conversation with her son. She also asks for advice at the end of her post. -Jenna]

The Before-the-Sex-Talk Talk with My Son:

The KissMy 8-year-old son was showing his siblings a photography advertisement including a photo of two kids kissing. He said things like, “Ew! Look at that! So gross!”

Then he said, “She’s going to get pregnant.”

Without thinking, I retorted, “Kissing isn’t how you get pregnant.”

Oh yes… he did.

“How DO you get pregnant?” he asked.

Read the rest to see how Joy fielded his questions.

Read more from Kissing Doesn't Make You Pregnant (& Other Sex Talk Fun) at Joy in this Journey


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