Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Your Parents Do It

I don't think many people like to think about the fact that their parents, at some point, had sex. Sure, some couples adopt but in that case procreation most likely took place for that baby to be possible. The miracles of modern medicine have made it possible for couples to conceive without intercourse, but chances are if they've gone the test-tube baby path, they've already tried multiple times to conceive naturally.

I'm getting off-track.

I've blogged this week about friends who don't like to talk about sex, but what do you do if you belong to a family where the women like to talk about sex? The idea of many years in therapy immediately jumps to mind, but that would be a hyperbolization of reality.

When I was 15 years old, I took a trip to NYC with my mom, my aunt, and two family friends. As I finished getting ready in our hotel room before we went out to catch a musical (Jelly's Last Jam), I could overhear the ladies talking in the other room. To my shock and dismay, the topic was sex, how much, positions, and other things you generally don't want to hear your close relatives talking about.

Over a decade later, before I was married, my mom, grandmother, and aunt decided to share with me that all women from that side of the family had quite healthy sexual appetites. I can't say anymore than that, because you, the reader, don't need details. I also decided that I must be more closely related to my dad's side of the family at that point.

I won't even get into the discussion that I heard some family members have about KY.

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2 comments:

Mr. Social said...

Come on... Tell us what your relatives said about Kentucky! I'm dying over here!

Mr. Nighttime said...

Well, I mean after all, birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it....As for KY, that is a slippery subject at best......

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