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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Their genitals? Penis, testicles and vulva.

    You might find this interesting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-log...243,b=facebook
    This is great, I really don't like the current trend of calling the whole genitals a v.agina. I just kind of feel that's the 'grown up' part and it will always have a sexual side. Whereas all DD needs to know about for now are the external bits. Not out of shame or embarrassment or anything like that, just a kind if retaining of innocence for as long as possible I guess. Sorry, just my sleepy ramble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Their genitals? Penis, testicles and vulva.

    You might find this interesting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-log...243,b=facebook
    Great article, summed up what I was thinking

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    My DS calls it his willy. Is this wrong? Should I teach him to say penis? He finds it easy to pronounce (calling it willwee!). Havnt even started on vagina yet!


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    I admit we do use doodle as a nickname LOL ( long story ) however their correct names are used when talking about them all properly. So pen.is as necessary & v.agina although like other posters this seems to have been hard to say so gina is often the case however because we are now learning all the ins & err outs of things especially as they are very into how babies are born they are learning vulva, testicles & uterus. Go with as much is necessary re: age to what they can understand but I would never use a pet name just because.

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    We use generic girl bits boy bits. DD (5) knows DS/daddy etc have a penis and I have used vagina previously but girl bits has stuck. I am not overly concerned as it is still obvious she is referring to her vulva/vagina area rather than a pet name that can be ambiguous (ie flower).

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    My MIL taught her to call them "hoochie coochie girly" and "diddle boy bit"

    I put a stop to that asap, and got her calling them by their real names. Kids have to learn the real names sooner or later. There's no point makjing it fluffy, airy fairy names, because that isn't their true name

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    We say Fanny (for vagina) and doodle (for penis) its the way i grew up and over time I knew what the real names were for it but i felt more comfotable calling it those things as a child as I felt calling is a vagina and penis was talking more on the lines of reproduction.

    However thats just me. I think they are sweet, sensitive names for such organs for a child. Its not beating around the bush, as some parents do with calling them completely different name ie floss for fanny which i think is a little odd.

    So this worked for me growing up, my husband too and now my children

    Short, sweet and inocent

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    We use 'teke' for vagina and 'ure' for penis.

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    In our family a girl has a twinkle and a boy has a winkle or doodle. I wont have any problems introducing, vulva, vagina, penis or testicles etc but I don't think there's anything wrong with giving them other names too. Each to their own I guess. My neice and nephew are 8 and 6 and now use penis and vagina as opposed to twinkle and winkle.

    ETA: the reason twinkle came about was that my older sister started nursery a couple of days a week and in our family a vagina used to be called a p.ussy. the assistant said it was inappropriate and the term the daycare used was twinkle. My mum and gran say p.ussy and it makes me cringe. I tried explaining to my gran that it's used in p.orn now but she doesn't care. So weird hearing your granny referring to a pu'ssy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Their genitals? Penis, testicles and vulva.

    You might find this interesting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-log...243,b=facebook
    Great link Thermolicious! Yes the parts they can see are called the vulva. I'm a nurse and even other health professionals use the term vagina when they actually mean vulva.
    I think it is important to use the correct names at a young age and remove he *shame* that is associated with women and sexuality..

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