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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-04 02:34 PM
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guys - how did your dad deal with "the talk"?
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When I was in treatment for cancer, dad had to explain the part on the sheet of possible side effects where it said "lowered sperm count". I've never seen the man so uncomfortable in my life - he's a lawyer and not much given to stammering. :D I finally said something like "Dad, I already know" and, although he had to have known that I was lying out my ass at 11 y.o., he took the cue. "OH, ok! Good, well good." And that was that.
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  -guys - how did your dad deal with "the talk"? ulysses  Jun-20-04 02:34 PM   #0 
  - My father handled it like most fathers--NEVER brought it up!  joeybee12   Jun-20-04 02:36 PM   #1 
  - I imagine that, without the need to explain  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:45 PM   #9 
     - I'm still waiting!  joeybee12   Jun-20-04 02:56 PM   #17 
  - I never got "the talk" from my dad  Teddy_Salad   Jun-20-04 02:37 PM   #2 
  - being a "lifelong learner" is good.  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:45 PM   #10 
     - I agree....and believe me, I'm learning ALL the time  Teddy_Salad   Jun-20-04 02:48 PM   #11 
        - independent study?  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:50 PM   #13 
           - No....definitely not "independent".  Teddy_Salad   Jun-20-04 03:12 PM   #23 
  - True Story  King Of Paperboys   Jun-20-04 02:39 PM   #3 
  - !  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:41 PM   #5 
  - No, not at all.  King Of Paperboys   Jun-20-04 02:43 PM   #7 
  - They got high and naked and told you THE story?  Teddy_Salad   Jun-20-04 02:43 PM   #8 
     - Actually, they were just weird.  King Of Paperboys   Jun-20-04 02:58 PM   #19 
  - No talk for me either. Learned everything from my friends/on the street.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jun-20-04 02:41 PM   #4 
  - hey, some of us  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:42 PM   #6 
  - Never brought it up.  brainshrub   Jun-20-04 02:48 PM   #12 
  - oh, I don't think it would make anyone less than a great dad.  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:51 PM   #14 
  - Mine avoided it as well  walldude   Jun-20-04 02:57 PM   #18 
  - It was very forward  HEyHEY   Jun-20-04 02:52 PM   #15 
  - LOLOL!!!  ulysses   Jun-20-04 02:54 PM   #16 
  - My dad never said a thing . . .  ET Awful   Jun-20-04 03:00 PM   #20 
  - My father broached the subject when I was seven.  Sindawe   Jun-20-04 03:06 PM   #21 
  - I'll never forget my dads talk  Xithras   Jun-20-04 03:10 PM   #22 
  - I can't recall any specific moment  jpgray   Jun-20-04 03:18 PM   #24 
  - How NOT to deal with "the talk"  jmowreader   Jun-20-04 03:29 PM   #25 
  - I'm female, but I had to insert my 2 cents here...  davsand   Jun-20-04 03:53 PM   #26 
  - heh!  ulysses   Jun-20-04 04:16 PM   #28 
  - Laura, that's pretty much how I was taught  eyesroll   Jun-20-04 04:28 PM   #29 
  - I never talked to my dad about it.  Brahma Bull   Jun-20-04 04:10 PM   #27 
  - When I was about 9 the neighborhood kids told me to ask my Mom  bearfan454   Jun-21-04 09:32 AM   #30 
  - The entire text of Dad Richardo's 'talk' to young Richardo:  Richardo   Jun-21-04 09:48 AM   #31 
  - a Mom's input  buddhamama   Jun-21-04 10:45 AM   #32 

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