These kids' hilarious sex questions show why early sex ed is so important

"If you intercourse longer, is the baby born bigger?"

Kids are naturally curious beings, and they don’t tend to filter what they say. So when it comes to learning about sex, you can bet they’d have questions—and if you have any experience with children, you know those questions are bound to be funny.

This was the case when Twitter user @kimyoogyeom recently shared a tweet about how their friend was teaching elementary school kids about sexual education and had apparently given the students a chance to ask any questions that popped in their head. Needless to say, the kids ran with the opportunity and didn’t hold back a bit because their questions are downright hysterical (which isn’t to say they aren’t totally legitimate inquiries).

Take a look:

“Are you sure that somebody knows how to get that baby out of there?”

“I’m sure my mother never had nothing to do with intercoursing…. Maybe my father?”

“Wouldn’t it be just as good if a boy had a baby for a change?”

“If you intercourse longer, is the baby born bigger?”

“I know that intercoursing takes 24 hours. My question is, how do you stay awake?”

“When the penise is put into the Virginia, does it slide in quietly or click like a key in a lock?”


The kids’ questions were totally innocent, but they go to show how necessary early sex ed is for demystifying sex and clearing up any misinformation that they had already come across. Where the heck did that one kid get the idea that sex takes a full 24 hours?

And as for learning the correct terms for things, the “penise” and “Virginia” are not parts on any human body we know of (by the way, would that be pronounced pin-EES like Denise? or pee-NYES like demise?). We also love how the kids had collectively decided that “intercoursing”—which isn’t a real word, by the way—was the verb of choice for having sex. (It reminds us of how kids have somehow decided that “versing” is now a word.)

Jokes aside, these kids’ questions are totally cute, and it’s good to see that this school isn’t beating around the bush when it comes to proper sex ed. Here’s hoping their questions were answered thoroughly, in an age-appropriate way, and that they left the classroom knowing much more then they did before.

This article was originally published online in July 2018.

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