I Shared A Hospital Room With A Girl, And We Saw Each Other Naked

When I was about 11 (just beginning puberty) I needed a minor surgical procedure.  Back then, minor procedures meant 3 or 4 days in the hospital.  I went in on a Monday, surgery was Tuesday, and I would be released on Friday.  The hospital was crowded, and I was in what had been the recreation room of the pediatric ward.  Because of crowding they had put 5 beds in that room.  I shared the room with another similar aged girl.  There were no curtains in this room.  The girl was “separated” by being on the other side of the room, but it was no separation at all.

I guess we both had minor surgery on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, a nurse came in to give me a sponge bath.  You can imagine I was a little embarrassed, having just begun puberty, being naked in front of that girl.  For her part, she was happy to watch intently.

Then, it was her turn.  I saw what I know now as a clitoris and vagina very clearly, along with developing breasts.  This was the first time I had ever seen these female parts, and I stared intently.  Needless to say she was embarrassed.  We had the opportunity to see each other naked several times that day, and began to be a little comfortable with it.  That night, neither of us could sleep, and I walked over to her bed (a violation of hospital rules).  We chatted a bit about many things, including discussing the differences in our sexual organs, and showed each other (no touching) various body parts as part of the discussion.  I think she was as curious about my penis and testicles as I was about her vagina and breasts.

Thursday’s sponge bath produced no embarrassment.  Friday morning, we both left, never to see each other again.

I don’t recall any sexual attraction to her, and knew almost nothing of sex at that time (what I heard in the back of the bus was all wrong).  I have no idea if I had any sexual reaction to seeing her naked, as I would probably not have recognized an erection at that age.  But I have very good memories of that quite innocent nudity.

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Mar 6, 2010