we say penie
post #101 of 111
5/8/05 at 10:41pm
Originally Posted by NightOwl
That's true, but unfortunatly, doesn't insure they'll be able to describe what happened clearly. I was molested and knew all the correct terms at that age (around 8). But when my mom reported it to the police and I had to tell my story...I had to tell that story to a room full of men. There were police officers, counselors, and lawyers there...all men. So I had a very difficult time explaining what happened even though I knew the terms. They ended up convicting the guy of "attempted sexual assault on a minor" because I wasn't able to give them enough detail about what happened to convict him of more than "attempted." It wasn't because I didn't know the right words...it was because they expected a little girl to describe all that to a room full of people, men no less. And I was certainly not taught to feel comfortable about my female parts. That is why I say that how the child feels about themselves and their bodies is most important. Yes, teach them the medical terms...they should know that anyways because that is common knowledge that everyone should know. But I am just saying that whatever words you use...it's the way you use them that counts.
Originally Posted by Pookietooth
So, does everyone use the correct medical terms for urine, feces, buttocks (not even sure if that's correct), saliva, nasal mucous, sputum, and the like? And do you say urinate and defecate? Just curious as to how far this correct terminologiy thing is supposed to go. We use vulva for my genitals and penis and scrotum for ds's and dh's parts, but butthole for anus most of the time...