What happens when kids see their parents having sex?
“My humor came from seeing my parents have sex, smoke weed, my mom being naked — just weird hippie stuff, twisted R-rated humor.”
I never saw my parents having sex. But one time I heard them. Once I realized what it was — I was maybe about 10 — I was completely, totally grossed out. I wrapped a pillow around my head and resorted to humming to drown out the noise. I woke up curled in a fetal position.
As a parent, I’d likewise be horrified if my kids confronted immediate evidence of us having sex. But maybe I’m just an uptight Catholic. I have two girls, and I don’t even like to walk around the house naked.
My generation is not all prudish. Emily Mendell, who’s 39 and has two sons, wrote in her highly read Babble article “Nude Awakening” about being undressed around her pre-teen boys.
There are certain inalienable rights associated with the family. For me, nudity is one of them.
I don’t know. WikiAnswers says it’s all no big deal:
Sex is a natural human function and making a big deal over the situation when a child enters the room could forever effect how that child views sex for the rest of its life. You are not doing anything wrong and if the child is used to just walking in, then neither is he/she.
But, I mean, look at LaBeouf. He’s a mess. According to the Parade article, he’s an alcoholic with a DUI, a commitment-phobe, and a major studio star so insecure he stops his bike in busy streets to see how many people recognize him. Also, he’s a terrible actor.
Does seeing your parents having sex have lasting effects? You decide.