i completely agree with blastoff. i'm only 17, but here you can have a "growin up childs point of view" .. my mom was always honest with me, and I don't remember WHEN I started asking questions or when she told me the basics, but they both probably coincided.. I started wondering, so I asked. She answered honestly, and the rest i learned from school.. a lot of false information too, as I learned from then asking my mom if that stuff was true. my suggestions to anyone would be to just be honest with them, when they first start asking. Then, as they hear other things, ask them what they've heard, and confirm or correct the information.. that's the way I'm going to handle it when I have kids, I think it's the best way.