Let’s not beat around the bush. Explaining sex and where babies come from to your kids can be awkward as heck – there’s the telling of the nitty-gritty facts – but there’s also their reactions to receiving the information which can be… eventful. Just check out these tweets to see for yourself!

One mum’s tweet opens up a can of hilarity

An epic Twitter thread was started by Megan (@meganmuircoyle) when she tweeted her kids’ reaction after explaining to them how sex works.

Source: Twitter

“You’ve done this THREE TIMES?”. The horror!! And as luck would have it, the internet weighed in on Megan’s short and reflective tweet. #cuethemasses

People on the internet chime in

Boy oh boy, the internet never disappoints when it comes to people sharing their own stories – and share they did. Prepare for the laughs. There are so many it’s going to make your belly hurt.

From adults still a little traumatised from their own parents breaking the news to them and stories from those who have also told their own kids.

16 Tweets of kids' reactions upon learning about sex

Strap in guys and prepare yourself for this epic storytime, delivered by strangers but united in their laughing emojis.

1. You almost had me with that story!

I mean, it DOES sound ridiculous if it’s the first time you’ve heard of it.

Source: Twitter

2. Ewwww!

“No I will NOT!”. Like, not ever!

tweets of kids reactions
Source: Twitter

3. It really gives new meaning to “trust the process”

It’s the air quotes for me. “THE PROCESS”, people.

Source: Twitter

4. Denial is a coping mechanism for young adults

I agree. My Dad has only ever done it once.

Source: Twitter

5. Teenagers – so cringe!

Parents REALLY are the WORST. Not while I’m in the house, surely? Ewww!

tweets of kids reactions
Source: Twitter

6. Why would you choose this?

I’ve got nothing. Why would you continue if there are no more babies wanted? WHY?

tweets of kids reactions
Source: Twitter

7. It was definitely JUST the once, RIGHT?

Totally worth it!

Source: Twitter

8. How many siblings do I have, honestly?

I need to know, SHOW YOURSELVES!

Source: Twitter

9. How do you know?

He said what?

tweets of kids reactions
Source: Twitter

10. Gardeners unite!

“Special seed”. *snort*. Take that dad and well played mum!

Source: Twitter

11. Lots of kids means lots of FUN TIMES

Thank goodness for the twins!

Source: Twitter

12. There HAS to be another way

Never EVER.

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Source: Twitter

13. Pass the peas, please

Talking about the birds and the bees at the dinner table, always priceless.

Source: Twitter

14. More information required

So. Many. Questions!

Source: Twitter

15. Home sweet home

Nawwwww. CUTE!

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Source: Twitter

16. Flexing at family functions

Mums of boys, I KNOW you understand. #soproud

Source: Twitter

Kids – they’re a tough crowd! And that’s just 16 of thousands of tweets. I tell you what, if you’re stuck under a sleeping newborn and want to have a good giggle, work your way through all of the responses in Megan’s original tweet. It’s comedy gold.

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Don’t be afraid, just be PREPARED. Source: Bigstock

Don’t let these responses put you off of having the chat with your kids. We have some awesome information about talking to your kids about the birds and the bees, sex and/or how babies are born. Just be prepared to answer questions. Or deal with shocked silence. Let’s be frank, it could go either way!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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