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Is This the Most Awkward Children’s Sex Ed Book You’ve Ever Seen?
Â (Facebook /Â Katherine Peck)
Talking about sex with your young children is difficult, so usually having a visual aid is a business. For UK based mother Katherine Peck, the visual aids were part of the problem! Peck, who is based in the UK, was with her two children, son Adem and daughter Ayla at the doctor’s office and happened upon a book called Mummy Laid an Egg: Or, Where Do Babies Come From? The book, which can best be described as a sexual education book for children has a special take on the topic.
“All began routinely enough, with ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’ and such, but I was ill prepared for the most sudden U-Turn…” Peck wrote in Facebook post that has been shared 35,000 times. The book begins innocently enough, with Mummy laying an egg on the couch.
From that point the pictures look like they were drawn by a young child and go into rather…graphic detail about the sex lives of adults. I am by no means a prude, nor do I think that we should shelter our kids from sex (either talking about it or seeing it), but this is just disturbing on a level that I didn’t know existed. The pictures feature Mummy and Daddy in bizarre sexual positions, including on top of a skateboard, dressed as clowns at the circus and suspended by balloons. “mummies and daddies fit together!” The books says excitedly.
Essentially, all of the photos that Peck shared from the book feature the parents in various positions. “No holds barred on Pages 8 and 9 either, where apparently ‘this fits in here…’ (sounds easy enough) and then what can only be described as a child-friendly Kama Sutra guide ensues on Page 10! Aerial acrobatics, fetish clown outfits and space hoppers (fun times!)”
As the book moves past the pictures of Mummy and Daddy’s sexual escapades, it explains how an egg gets fertilized by sperm, which are referred to as “seeds.” Not really in line with how eggs get fertilized but we’ll follow along. To her credit, Peck kept her humor about the whole situation, stating “To say Ayla (8) showed a sudden interest in the ‘silly baby book’, is an understatement!”
What are your thoughts on this? We’re all for education, but this just feels… awkward, right?