The Light Snarktastic (snarkophagus) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Questionable Parentage!

Okay, not really.  What kind of relationship do you have with your parents?  I ask because a friend of mine (member of this community, who will recognize herself immediately) comments frequently about things she'd never say in front of or hear from her mother.  Do you act more reserved in front of your parents?  Are there curse words or certain phrases you won't let them hear you use?

In my case, though my mother tried to be very careful until I was a teenager, I learned many words (such as "fuck" and "twat," two of my favorites to this day) from her.  She sent me a link to an alien penis game the other day, and once thought it would be fun to send to me (at work, no less) a picture she'd taken at the zoo of a zebra with a hard-on, and in return I sent her a link to a dodge-the-dildo game, and a fun little flash game where you move a birth control pill around the screen trying to stop a horde of sperm.  On the same line, squid sperm is a recurring joke between us after she watched a scientist masturbate a squid on The Learning Channel.  (I told her to look up hentai online after she told me about this.  I know she hasn't done it yet, because I'd have gotten an irate voice mail asking me what the fuck I was trying to do to her if she had.) 

Contrary to the image that this presents, we both have a very strong sense of public propriety.  We just don't see the need to be that reserved in private conversations.  Most people I know are absolutely scandalized by this, and some people who don't know us well think we probably have an extremely dysfunctional relationship.  We don't - neither of us would have it any other way.  I'd much prefer this to a mother who refused to admit it when I became adult enough to discuss things like sex.  So where are you with your parents?  Would your parents be horrified if you dropped the f-bomb?  Would it mortify you to hear your mother talk about penises?
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