Former Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry has been open about discussing sex with her 12-year-old son Isaac, and also revealed that she only had one sex ed class in sixth grade.
“It’s really weird because he’s 12, soon to be 13, but I really want to have an open conversation with him so he’s comfortable with him approaching me about things,” Lowry said Yahoo! Life.
This is the first time Lowry has the talk to one of her kids, so she and Isaac learn about it together.
“This is the first time for both of us,” she told Yahoo! Life. “It’s the first time he’s heard it from me and it’s also the first time I’ve spoken to a kid about it.”
Lowry is careful about what she tells her son. She doesn’t want to be too vague, but she doesn’t want to give too much information either.
“If he starts asking me questions or I start asking him about his curiosity or something, we just take it as a conversation,” she told Yahoo! life, adding that things happen “slowly”.
Lowry welcomed Isaac in 2010 when she was 17. She went on to have three more children: 8-year-old Lincoln, 5-year-old and 2-year-old Lux.
She has fought rumors that she is expecting her fifth child, although Lowry has vehemently denied the rumors and said she will have her tubes tied.
Lowry quit Teen Mom in May 2022 after more than 10 years on the show. Though she’s done with the show, Lowry said she’d be interested in returning to reality TV if she got her own show focused solely on her family.
Lowry didn’t have the best sex education
When it came to how Lowry learned about reproduction, she didn’t have the greatest experience. She said she only had one sex education class, which was when she was in sixth grade.
“The only thing I remember from that course was seeing pictures of sexually transmitted diseases in the textbook,” she told Yahoo! Life. “I don’t remember seeing a birth video or anything like that.”
In fact, she’s earned a traditional sex education moment through MTV.
“I had to put a condom over a cucumber,” she told Yahoo! Life. “By that time I already had two children. I knew how condoms worked, I just didn’t use them.”
Maci Bookout talks to Bentley about the birds and the bees
While Lowry chatted with her son off-camera, “Teen Mom” star Maci allowed Bookout to film MTV while she discussed procreation with her 14-year-old son, Bentley.
“The sperm meets the egg and that creates an embryo. And it doesn’t always work, but that’s why you have to protect yourself. I was 16 when I got pregnant with you,” she said during a 2021 episode.
“Girls aren’t going to be so weird anymore,” Bookout added. “You’re going to say, ‘Oh, that’s cute.’ Or guys, whatever you want. It’s ok if you don’t like boys, I’m just saying if you do I always add that because you can tell us anything. It will be okay.”
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