I think I have talked about this before. I'm not sure. I'm going to go with the theory that if I can't remember for sure, then neither can you.
Why can't grown-ups say the names for their body parts? Why? Do you know how stupid an otherwise normal adults seems when they talk about their "pee-pee"? (never mind asking why such people are walking around discussing these topics).
I took my students to the hospital yesterday to take part in the P.A.R.T.Y. program. Basically it's a great program, designed to make teens think. There are flaws, and I'm not 100% on board, but that's a rant for another day.
The facilitator managed to totally ruin her credibility with three simple words: "Va-jay-jay", "pee-pee", and "the twins". That last one really tripped us up, because when she said "And then the technician will have to palpitate the area next to the twins" one of my students blurted out "He'll feel her breasts?!" because you know, twins can mean more than one thing. Yes, she could say "palpitate", but testicles was beyond her.
I realize that I might not be normal in this area. I teach sex ed, and by nature I am a very blunt and open person. But I think we are doing our kids a real disservice by not using the correct terminology when we talk about private areas of the body. No one has a cute name for their elbow. There are no euphemisms for your ears. Nothing is more embarrassing to a student than when they reach my class in high school, and fail the first quiz on body identification. (You would not believe the number of guys who think they have ovaries). So do me, and your kids, a favour. Go practice saying "vagina", "penis", "testicles", "vulva", and any other words you cringe at.
Of course, you should probably do this practicing in private.....