Birds and the Bees
I've been looking for the explanation of the Idiomatic expression: "the birds and the bees" which means sex.
I found a posting under UsingEnglish:
1 : Birds and the bees
If a child is taught about the birds and the bees, they are taught about sex.
However, I still don't understand what's the connection of the birds and the bees to sex. Can you please explain this to me?
Re: Birds and the Bees
It is one of those idioms which has been around for a long time and has no specific origin. This link has a reasonable discussion of it> World Wide Words: Birds and the bees