I can not even begin to describe how disenheartening it is to get on mothering.com, a community to unite and support women in their quest for a happy, healthy home, and see that they are all bickering over silly things like what to call your privates. Yoni, vagina, vulva, power bundle, blah blah blah. It is just a shame. If a responsible care provider needs more clarification as to what part of your crotch hurts, they're gonna figure it out, asking the same question I would at home "inside or outside babe?" More power to us mamas who can talk openly, honestly, and candidly to our children about their bodies and their experiences with their bodies, without stressing them out with a vocab test.
Yet most mamas on here agree that children should be taught what their private's names are. Why bother teaching "correct" terminology if it's not correct? Why not just teach boys that they have peckers/willies/pee-pees, and girls have coochies or hoo-has?
I thought there was a point to using the words penis and vagina.....???
Maybe it's silly to you, but it's not to me. When someone tells me that she has a rash on her vagina, it's confusing. When my son was very little, he used to get the word "nipple" mixed up with "pimple." I guess I shouldn't have bothered correcting him, because words don't matter.
And honestly, none of the kids I know who know the proper names for their body parts seem to be stressed out about it. YMMV.