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We say "yoni" and "bottom" for our dd for now....<br><br>
Just curious what other people say?<br>
Any cute names? (that they have come up with?)<br><br>
Anyone say- "urethra" "vagina" "anus" "penis"<br>
or do you stick with short names? "pee-pee"?<br>
I don't know what to call her urethra...where urine comes out...?<br>
That's why we were going with yoni- even though that is technically the vagina...
 

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a apple is a apple<br>
a shirt is a shirt<br>
a hand is a hand<br>
a breast is a breast<br>
a penis is a penis<br>
a vagina is a vagina<br>
same for forskin, anus, testicals, clitorios<br><br>
i dont do cute names they are what they are. why teach one thing when it is really called another?? never got that...
 

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i think for safety it is important that children know the medical or common names of genitals, if something hurt "down there" they should be able to explain it to any adult who is careing for them so someone could help them.<br><br>
my son has always called his penis his penis, and he knows that moms have a vagina.<br><br>
i also like to be specific about birth and breastfeeding parts with kids, like for example a baby grows inside the moms uterus and does not "come out of a moms tummy" as my dss thought, the baby comes though the cervix and then the vaginal canal which expands to let the baby out.<br><br>
we were at the library and there was a picture on a magazine of the virgin mary breastfeeding baby jesus and my step son who is 5 asked what jesus wwas doing (dss was not breastfed for more than a month or two<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ). i told him the baby was nursing, getting milk from his mom's breast. he said "gross" I told him it is not gross and that all babies can get milk from their moms breast unless they get a bottle of milk instead.<br><br>
i just think it's important for kids to grow up being unashamed of their bodies and being not grossed out by normal bodily functions such as breastfeeding, pooping, burping, ect.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">a apple is a apple<br>
a shirt is a shirt<br>
a hand is a hand<br>
a breast is a breast<br>
a penis is a penis<br>
a vagina is a vagina<br>
same for forskin, anus, testicals, clitorios<br><br>
i dont do cute names they are what they are. why teach one thing when it is really called another?? never got that...</div>
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I agree. Our kids get technical terms. Granted, they are 4 and 2 and we've not gotten into every single anitomical part of their genitals and showed them each individual name... but DD calls her female parts a vagina and my DS calls his penis a penis. As they get older (just starting with DD) we'll go into a bit more detail as they can handle it.<br><br>
I don't want to make my kids think there is something dirty about genitals that it can't be talked about. And if there are cute names (especially if they can be real people names) and someone (God forbid!) touched them inappropriatly I want my kids to be able to tell me "someone touched my vagina/penis" not "someone was playing with Tommy at the playground today." I don't want there to ever be any misunderstanding of what they are talking about!<br><br>
Jenifer
 

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i call it her hoohoo - but now, she doesnt talk at all yet, so i still have time to change. i likely will keep hoohoo and save the anatomy lesson for a few yrs though.<br><br>
but then again i will lie to her about both santa AND the easter bunny....so i suppose im a big liar now arent I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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For now my children also learn the technical terms, although at some point we will as a family study the book 'Cunt' ... but thats many many years away. I'm uncomfortable with the word vagina, but I use it anyway... for lack of an appropraite alternative.<br><br>
ETA: I sadly used to know a lady who called her daugeters vagina her 'ishy' and didn't see any problem with it at all. That was disturbing to me...
 

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We're in the anatomical names camp. Except we talk about vulvas instead of vaginas, b/c really, it's not her vagina she's talking about.
 

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We say penis, testicals and butt for DS.
 

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Vagina and butt..
 

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We say penis for ds, vulva for my dd's and butt for all three. Of course, breastfeeding is big around here, so unfortunately my kids think breasts are "milk" or "nursies". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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my dh just woke up and came to see what i was up to...<br>
he laughed and said, "Has anyone said, "coochie-snorcher"?"<br>
we laughed!<br><br>
If you've been involved in the Vagina Monologues- you know what we are talking about! (And on a serious note- I can NOT imagine anyone calling it that...)<br><br>
:)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I agree. Our kids get technical terms. Granted, they are 4 and 2 and we've not gotten into every single anitomical part of their genitals and showed them each individual name... but DD calls her female parts a vagina and my DS calls his penis a penis. As they get older (just starting with DD) we'll go into a bit more detail as they can handle it.<br><br>
I don't want to make my kids think there is something dirty about genitals that it can't be talked about. And if there are cute names (especially if they can be real people names) and someone (God forbid!) touched them inappropriatly I want my kids to be able to tell me "someone touched my vagina/penis" not "someone was playing with Tommy at the playground today." I don't want there to ever be any misunderstanding of what they are talking about!<br><br>
Jenifer</div>
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I saw vagina but after reading this might change to vulva since dd is still small. Dad is a native Spanish speaker and he says "cosita" which translates to little thing. At least she's learning it anatomically correct in one language. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We say penis, yoni and butt. I have always called my vagina yoni, which is the anatomical name.... just in Hindi or Sanskrit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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We use proper terminology <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We use proper terminology too. Penis and testicles.
 

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We say penis, testicles. We say "booty" for his bottom.
 

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DD has a vulva (which inclues a vagina). Proper names for other parts will be used when they come up. DS has a penis and scrotum/testicles. Although to be honest, I still giggle a little when I say scrotum.
 

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When DD was very small, pre-speaking, we just used vagina & bottom. Around ago 2, we started clarifying into vagina, vulva, and butt or heiny. For DS (9 mo) we currently use penis & bottom. When DD asks about DS during diaper changes, I specify testicles, penis, butt, etc.<br><br>
I don't see any reason to use euphamisms. We don't use "other" words for our hands, elbows, etc.
 
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