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    Default Discuss: Do you use proper anatomical terms?

    So, in the interests of starting a discussion thread, do you use proper anatomical terms with your children, like pen!s, v@gina/vulv@? Why, or why not?

    Ps Mods, if this might attract too many weirdos, feel free to delete - i just thought it might be interesting to discuss.

    We use the proper terms with our 2yr old DS, as we think anything else is a bit silly.

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    Yes we've always used the correct terms. It just seems easier.

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    Yes we have always used correct terms.
    I figure if the parent acts uncomfortable when they discuss these things then the child feels uncomfortable. But if you start early with correct language and showing them that discussions about our body is normal and not weird then they will be more comfortable when it comes to big talks and any questions they may have

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    Yes, always
    Although DS refers to his p.enis as his 'doody' and v.agina got (temporarily) lost in translation to 'lasagna'

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    Default Discuss: Do you use proper anatomical terms?

    My DD us too young for us to have used the terms yet.

    But I don't use the anatomical word myself - I have no awkwardness using it, and know what it is.
    I just use the word I used when I was younger, force of habit I guess.

    Note, I'd use the correct terms if talking to a Dr etc

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    We use v@gin@ for the whole thing. We haven't spoken about daddy's parts yet as he's never naked around her.

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    We use v@gin@ and willy.

    DD used to think everything was her bum - and still often does despite me always correcting her.

    I'll never forget the first time DD saw DH naked (well once she could talk) and said 'Hehe Daddy's got a funny bum!'

    We also use generic 'private parts' when talking about not touching people there or being touched there.

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    We use v@gin@ or f@nny for girls and pen!s or d00dle/test!cles or b@lls for boys.

    The kids shower/bath with either dh or myself so there have been many questions over the years, there has never been any awkwardness or being uncomfortable when talking about them, very normal for us.

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    Not that I have children yet, but yes I would. Mainly because I use them every day at work so there is nothing taboo about them. I was at dinner with friends the other night and they were talking about "natural" vs caesarean childbirth. I said v@ginal and I think I made them uncomfortable. But hey, it is what it is. When we were growing up we referred to them as "front bottom" and "back bottom". But we knew the correct terms because we had a human body book that my sister and I loved (had moving parts in it, was pretty cool). I was always fascinated by the chapter on the reproductive system so I knew what a v@gina was, what te$ticles were, what a pen!s is etc from a young age. It's not a bad thing at all.

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    Nope.
    They know the correct terms but the other words are funnier to use.

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