OMG, did he really ask about that? Yep, it happens. Here’s how to deal when your kid asks a question about sex that you'd rather ignore.


 

By Lambeth Hochwald
January 31, 2018

It ranks right up there as one of the most mortifying moments of parenthood—when your 7-year-old innocently asks a sex question. Especially if it's about your sex life. While you might be tempted to shout, “Look, a pink pony!” and run the other way, it’s best to stay calm and remain as straight-faced—and straightforward—as possible, says Stacy Friedman, a clinical sexologist and certified sex coach in Lake Worth, Florida.

“I believe in being open about sex and educating kids according to what they’re comfortable hearing and what they want to know,” she says. “It should always feel like a subject that’s safe to be discussed.”

Still, it’s not always easy to know what to say when your daughter walks into the kitchen with your vibrator in hand. To that end, here are five embarrassing sex questions your kids might ask and how to handle each one without feeing too mortified.

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