I am not kidding you but as parent, we must really be open to our children as far as sex is concerned. Let me share this story with you, you might think it is no big deal, fine but if the information dispensed is all wrong and misleading, the end result could be detrimental to our children...
I was having dinner with my lovely wife and Jovial,(just the three of us,Marvell didn't want to join) so as we were dining away, we started talking about this and that and suddenly I changed to the topic of conversation centered around Jovial and his friends.
I was like casually asking him about his friends,if any of his friends having girlfriends already or not,did they talk about sex among his male counterparts and did that make fun about "the dicks"while those guys were in the toilets and what not.
So as we moved on, I suddenly asked Jovial did he know any about masturbation, gingerly he said he knew, so I did not want to make him as if he was wrong by asking him what IT was,instead I continued by asking him,did his friends talk about masturbation as well.
He gleefully said,indeed his friends did talk about it and as I probed further he just told me that his friends were telling him "masturbation" was part of growing up. Period.
I said I agreed with his friends but then again that I would spend another time to share with him more about IT, even though I agreed with it... I said I needed to educate him about the rights that sometimes can turn out wrong. Ditto.
You see, his friends might say other things and label them as "Parts Of Growing UP" what if they say trying "getting high" with drugs, having unsafe sex, playing truants and spend days and nights in the internet, having sex multiply or other things that might seem so nice and be construed as "Part of Growing Up?"
P/S : Let us talk about it ya?