When I was a teen, I stumbled upon an old book about sex education in Sweden in a used book store. To be honest, I probably bought it for the boobies. But I was also impressed by what I saw as an attempt to give kids and teens positive messages about their bodies, their physical autonomy, and their right to choose what was right for them.
I was reminded of this when the "Snoppen och snippan" video appeared in my newsfeeds.
Catchy, isn't it? With dancing penises and vulvas.
According to Metro, as made for Swedish children’s programme Bacillakuten, using childish words for the organs, ‘snipp’ and ‘snopp’
Some of the lyrics translate as: ‘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’. (They reportedly sound much less weird in Swedish).
I don't think it's weird, and I'm not even Swedish.
The admin of the DosFamily Facebook community explains further:
This is the trailer song from a children's Tv show currently showing in Sweden at the moment. The show is about the body and things that happens with it. Different doctors explains about what happens when you get ill or how do the food system works or colds or what happen when you break a leg... Every episode get an own song for the things they talk about and apparently soon it will be about Snoppen & snippan.
You can see the original post and discussion (in Swedish) at the SVT Barnkanalen page.
Now I just wish they had something like this for English-speaking kids.
(Thanks to Bé for sharing additional info)