How did you learn about the birds and the bees?

Canada
January 28, 2009 4:18pm CST
I learned about it from reading books. When I was really young (around 7ish), my parents would drop me off at the library during the weekends, and go shopping. I was also really interested in the human body at the time, and I stumbled onto it in an anatomy book. It was a pretty shocking revelation! Before that, I thought that babies would hatch from eggs that grew inside women from time to time. My parents never had "the talk" with me. They're pretty uncomfortable about the subject matter.
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@UK_Shree (3604)
28 Jan 09
Do you know what? I can't actually remember! I think alot of it was from television. I would sometimes catch programmes on the telly that I am sure I was too young for and would definitely learn new things! I also picked up a few facts from school mates - we'd sometimes have giggly conversations (as you do when you're about 8) about reproduction and we'd all teach each other stuff that we'd heard (I'm sure most of us passed around a lot of things that had no truth in them by accident)!
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• Canada
28 Jan 09
Ha! We had those conversations too. In fact, that was where the egg thing came from.
@fluffysue (1458)
• United States
29 Jan 09
My parents don't talk about things like that, so I learned in school in 5th grade. And I went to Catholic school, where their main goal was to describe it in such a way that you would not want to have anything to do with it, probably because they were running low on priests and nuns. I remember swearing that my kids would be adopted!
• Canada
29 Jan 09
xD I can imagine... I didn't learn about it from a Catholic school and I'm still squeamish about in 10th grade health class, they showed us childbirth videos I think that scared a lot of people away from childbirth
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
I don't remember about it but I do remember being curious. I guess everyone is curious. At age 5 I knew that having babies needed a dad and a mom and I tried to make one with a girl younger than me. Needless to say, it was easier said than done. Cheers!!
• Canada
29 Jan 09
Oh my! :o