shelle65 said I think the issue is more with euphemisms that people may misunderstand.
For example not everyone would realise that the terms 'foo foo', 'foofy', 'blossom', 'mooey' etc are nick names for a vagina or vulva, and if a child was telling a carer that their grandmother touched foofy they may think the child is referring to something else eg. a pet or doll named foofy.
Whereas butt, bum and tummy are common nick names and most people would understand what body part they're referring to.
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16-02-2014 19:12 #81Senior Member
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16-02-2014 19:24 #82
If I didn't understand I'd ask what they meant. If foofy was a cat or doll I'd like to think a child could say that if asked.
So if foofy was a vagina, they'd point to it.
If I've ever asked one of my nieces or nephews what hurts they show me or point to it.
16-02-2014 19:36 #83
I also read that if you only teach the anatomical names then it can give you a heads up eg if your kid spends the day with Uncle Jim and then comes back talking about his tossle or whatever then you can investigate a little. Also abusers tend to use 'cutesie' names to lower the barriers. Can't remember where the article is, but I can hunt it down if anyone is interested...
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We say penis or prickle. DS is 2 and know that they are the same thing. He mostly refers to it as his penis. DD only ever says vagina for her bits. DD wears knicks and DS wears jocks/jockies.
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