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the facts of life

This page is about the euphemism the facts of life

Meaning

information about sex and sexual reproduction

For example

  • Have you told your kids the facts of life yet?

  • Dad was too embarrassed to tell us the facts of life, so he gave us a book instead.

Note:
Mostly used in relation to educating children about sex and human sexual reproduction. Also "the birds and the bees".

Quick Quiz

If they know the facts of life, they'll know

a. how babies are made

b. how facts are known

c. how lives are lived

Contributor: Matt Errey