10 "I belong to my lover,
and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside,
let us spend the night in the villages. [b]
12 Let us go early to the vineyards
to see if the vines have budded,
if their blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates are in bloom—
there I will give you my love. "
Song of Solomon 7:10-12 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/...+7&version=NIV
I find this whole discussion very fascinating as I grew up very sheltered. I did find a book when I was 11-12ish that explained sex and anatomy and such, but I really didn't get a sex talk. Ever. I got my period at 12 but I had read about it so it wasn't one of those OMG I'm dying moments that someone mentioned earlier.
To give you a real life example, I didn't actually know how to pronounce the word vagina until I was 16 (n college taking health 101). Very mortifying in retrospect to think how little I was told. I loved my parents dearly and I know they were trying to raise me and my siblings the best way they knew, but my dh and I plan on being very pro active w our dd when she's old enough(she's 10 mths lol).
As a former soc major I find this a fascinating discussion!
P.S. Yes I had alot of issues resulting from lack of info, but we're good now.