We have an anonymous guest blogger today, a New York Times bestselling romance writer who needed to ask her son a delicate question.
Just got off the phone with my son; had a technical question about a love scene I'm writing. Not that my sweet, innocent 28 year old baby boy is an expert or anything ;-).
I asked him if condoms break.
And he said, "Of course. All the time."
Now isn't that EXACTLY what every mother wants to hear from her bachelor son? Oh, the horror!
I probably won't be able to write another word today ... or for the next two weeks!
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Having been married for 32 years, I'm a bit out of the loop on what's new and hip in the world of dating. But in my hubby and two sons, I have the perfect resources for all matters ... male.
I believe my son's reply, when I very tentatively told him thank you for the information, was: "No problem, Mom, other than I'll probably be flaccid for the next month."
So, once a month I am going to ask him the most bizarre sexual questions I can think of!
I asked both him and his girlfriend the other day what terms are used for ... boinking nowadays. They both just stared at me and asked what boinking was. I explained, and then I started writing down all the new common terms. And then I showed them the book I just got from Amazon - An Idiot's Guide to Amazing Sex.
I don't know if my son is still seeing that girl ...
Okay, we have a very open-minded household. But I mean, really, if you can only ask your kids stuff that's not embarrassing, what's the fun of having the little snots in the first place? My son (same one) actually told a woman at a party to "please excuse my mother, she's much better with fictional characters than real people."
Happy Memorial Weekend, everyone!
Well, thank you, Anonymous Mom. You can guest blog anytime!