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Every parent would agree that kids ask the toughest questions, albeit purely out of curiosity. The all-time-favorite question, “Where do babies come from?” can instantly send a mother into panic mode. She of course knows the answer, but the challenge lies in providing one that can satisfy the little tot’s thirst for knowledge, while censoring the details they simply aren’t ready for.

Nutcracker Studio, a creative team hailing from Beijing, China, produced three one-minute videos that could very well be a lifesaver for first-time parents. The three clips addressing sex education issues such as “Where do babies come from?”, “Why are boys and girls different?”, and “How minors can prevent sexual harassment”, instantly rocketed to fame, getting over a million views on Youku, China’s version of YouTube, and ranking in 2nd among hot queries on Baidu, China’s largest search engine.

All three videos after the jump!

The minute-long educational videos sponsored by Guokr, a popular Chinese tech site, use hand-drawn cartoons and everyday objects as analogies to explain the works in a witty way that can be understood by children, while also tickling the funny bones of adults. While the series tackles sex ed-related questions often posed by children, the videos are believed to be targeted at parents instead, as a couple of bleeped words were thrown in amidst the subtle adult humor.

▼ “Where do babies come from?” compares the insemination process to getting an injection at the hospital.
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▼ “Why are boys and girls different?” uses electrical plugs and sockets to explain anatomical differences.
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▼ “How minors can prevent sexual harassment” reminds kids not to put anything from strangers into their mouths.
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Unlike in many developed countries, China’s educational institutes are not actively providing sex ed as part of their curriculum. Even today, only about 10 out of 180,000 primary schools, and 500 to 600 of approximately 500,000 secondary schools in China are providing sex education, says university professor Hu Zhen, who specializes in sex education. With limited access to sex ed materials, it is little wonder why these creative cartoons were an instant hit.

▼ Part 1: Where do babies come from?

▼ Part 2: Why are boys and girls different?

▼ Part 3: How minors can prevent sexual harassment

We hope these answered a few questions! If there’s anything else you’re still not sure about, either ask a parent or drop Mr. Sato a line below.

Source: Jandan
Reference: South China Morning Post
Images: Youku