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    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?

    Thanks.

    Virgil


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    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

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