This Is What Sex Ed For Children Looks Like In Sweden

Cartoon clip teaching kids about their bodies earned a restricted rating on YouTube.

In America, the sex talk is a confounding and awkward slog that we all must endure. In Sweden, perhaps to bypass that whole thing, some wise folks at SVT public television have decided to let a cartoon do some of the heavy lifting.

Swedish children's show "Bacillakuten" recently aired an educational animated segment featuring dancing penises and vaginas to help teach children about their bodies.

The "Snoppen Och Snippan" song features cartoon genitalia dancing to lyrics that translate to things like "Here comes the penis at full pace," and "The vagina is cool, you better believe it, even on an old lady. It just sits there so elegantly," according to UPI.

SVT put the clip online on Jan. 5, and soon it went viral, at which point YouTube deemed it adult content and users had to verify they were 18 or over to view it. This, despite the fact that the cartoon sex organs were wearing top hats and glasses. The station was eventually able to get YouTube to drop the restrictions.

So now, instead of having the difficult "private parts" talk, American parents have the much easier option of learning Swedish, teaching their kids Swedish and then showing them this video.