"Here's a fun fact... about orgasms."
This is how my 16 y/o daughter started a conversation on the drive home from school the other day. Her 13 y/o sister sat in the back seat saying "I don't want to hear this" over and over. I was, of course, shocked because just a few minutes before we were talking about going to Dairy Queen and I couldn't figure out how we went from DQ Blizzards to orgasms.
Oh, about that "fun fact"; When you are having said orgasm studies show that you lose all sense of reason.
This was curious information in that, well, how was this study conducted? Was a question asked at "the" moment and the woman couldn't give a logical answer? Was the woman asked if she wanted a Chocolate Lover's Blizzard from Dairy Queen and she said 'No' and the scientists said "Well, that's ridiculous. Everyone wants a Chocolate Lover's Blizzard! She makes no sense!"
How do they arrive at these things? And what I truly want to know, why bother?? Knowing this little bit of information changes us in what way? Why is my 16 y/o daughter learning this in Sex Ed.? She attends a Catholic school so I guess this class could be pretty short and they needed material. "OK class, it's time for Sex Ed. First off, don't do it." (checking "Abstinence" off the Syllabus.) "Oh, let's see. Here's a fun fact about orgasms! (talked about losing all sense of reason - check!). "Disease, disease, disease. And there you have it. Class dismissed."
Katie sure knew how to get my attention on the drive home. I grew up with a mother that was open to all discussions about any topic and I hope I can do the same for my daughters. I just hope that I'll be better prepared next time. It's not very mature to giggle.