I have been married for quite a while now and Hubby and I have had our fair share of “toys” in the bedroom. We have a secret stash of P-O-R-N, lubricants, vibrators etc.
My kids have never been the exploring type and we are fairly open and honest. There are no taboo topics which we don’t discuss with them. We encourage talk about sex, nudity etc etc. However there are certain things which we don’t disclose to the kids – our secret stash is of course one of those things.
I keep my vibrators in the bottom draw of my nightstand and the rest is kept elsewhere in the bedroom.
When my first 2 sons were much younger – I think they were around 9 and 6 years old, we went though a period where we spent quite a lot of time in the bedroom as a family – I had just given birth to son no 3 and it was the middle of winter so it was easier to keep the bedroom warm and just hang out there in the evenings.
So one evening son no 1 and 2 were playing on the floor and hubby and I were watching TV in the bedroom. All of a sudden son no 2 says “What’s this mommy?”
Of course he was holding up my vibrator. Back in those days we did not have all the funny shapes and sizes we have today – they were fairly boring and flesh coloured. So I said the first thing that came to mind – “It is my finger massager”.
Hubby and I froze waiting for a reaction from son no 1 and 2.
Son no 2 bent back over and put it back in the draw and said “Oh”. And that was the end of the conversation.
Both of them were happy with my explanation, they didn’t ask for any more information and we of course did not volunteer any more.
It wasn’t until many years later when they were in their late teens when it suddenly dawned on Son no 2 what it was and we had a really good laugh about it. It still comes up occasionally at family gatherings.
(Reblogged from one of my 2012 posts)