themetaisawesome asked: How do you think Ed and Winry would handle the sex talk with their kids? Or the LGBTQAIP talk?
oh god Ed would maybe try to have the sex talk but before he got two words in he’d start blushing like crazy and be unable to talk, yell something incoherent and run out of the room i mean have you seen this boy
he does not handle talking about intimacy well period
so yeah, Winry would do it, and I think she’d be pretty thorough and good about it, since her whole thing is people should communicate and she would make sure to let her kids know they can ask her and tell her anything. She’d do it pretty early on and I see her as the kind of person who would stress they should be safe and keep themselves safe, but not shame them about it. She’d just really want them to be able to tell her about it, whatever they decide.
As for LGTBQIAP, I think Ed would be actually able to sit through that sort of talk but Winry would also take the lead there because even with my headcanons about Winry’s sexuality and greater range of sexual experience set to the side, Winry’s more socially experienced (she canonically works with a gay person and doesn’t make a thing of it (even though he is treated as bit of a joke by the narrative she is never shown as treating him as a joke)) and better at verbalizing things. So even leaving aside that my headcanon Winry is queer herself, I still think even if she wasn’t, she’d be very open and accepting, explain things well and tell her kids about the range of people that exist pretty early on. I imagine she would have met all sorts of people with all ranges of gender identities in her work. Ed would follow her lead.
I headcanon Ed as demisexual, and I think even then Winry would be the one who’d explain how that is (it’s okay if you’re not sexually attracted to anyone, it’s okay if you need to be really emotionally intimate with someone to be so, it’s okay if you need to take it slow even then or find you don’t like sex much at all) rather than Ed, because he’d still get all flustered about it. Ed, y’know. But she’d make sure to do a good job and make sure with Ed she said it right.
interesting question, thanks!