I know that as your mom I can be super annoying. I say things like, "Did you wash behind your ears?" every single time you take a shower, even though you're old enough to wash behind your ears without your mom yelling things from behind the bathroom door. But there are some things I want you to know, not just as your mom but also as someone who cares a lot about the way society treats boys and men when it comes to sex, shame and their bodies.
I'm spelling them out here so that other parents can talk about these things, too, and other boys can see that there isn't just one way to grow up into a good man.