My Son Is Curious About My Body
My son stares at my breasts a lot and sometimes "accidentally" touches them. He asks me questions that show he knows very little about female anatomy. I believe ignorance about sexuality can lead to major problems in life, so I got an illustrated book about the human body, and we sat down together with it. The book made me realize I didn't know all that much myself, but more than him at least.
My problem is that now he wants me to show him. I point to the drawings, but he says they don't really show what those parts are like (he's right). He wants to see me.
My first impulse was just to tell him no. But then I got to thinking that would just send him to searching the internet, and those **** sites are so awful, so degrading to women. I don't want him to find out that way. Who knows what that might turn him into. He doesn't have girlfriends yet, but when he does and still doesn't have the proper knowledge, he could get into all sorts of trouble. What he needs now is knowledge.
To supplement the sex-ed book, I'm considering showing him my breasts, so he knows what that part of a woman is like.
Anyone else here been in this situation with a son or daughter before? How did you handle it?