Here's an article I'll be sharing with my hubby about sex ed. It recommends that parents have lots of little talks with their children about sex instead of one big one (and it gives you suggestions depending on their ages.) That's always been my approach, but he feels tongue-tied when a question is thrown his way. It's totally understandable. The other day my nearly teen daughter asked about a certain number and what it had to do with sex. His response: "Ask your mother!"
I blushed and laughed and just said, "it's when both the man and woman are doing things to each other." She was satisfied with that -- and I didn't have to go into greater detail. I'm glad she's asking -- even if I hate to face the fact that she's growing up and hearing these terms. She came to us, though, and I hope that's a good sign for the future with whatever questions she has about anything! The article says that a parent's willingness to talk openly about sex *does* lead to that type of relationship. Yay!