Transgender teen Jazz Jennings asks many questions about sex and vaginas

Transgender teen Jazz Jennings is curious about sex.

Jazz Jennings is sexually curious.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

MIAMI — Shortly after consulting medical experts about having transgender surgery to replace her private parts, reality TV star Jazz Jennings almost gave her parents cardiac arrest at the dinner table when she grilled them about the intricacies of female anatomy and, more specifically, the vagina. Jazz, 16, was born a boy. But, at an early age, she realized masculinity wasn’t in her future. The ‘I Am Jazz’ star believes she’s a girl. Now she’s sexually curious. Jazz’s parents, Greg and Jeanette, got the ‘birds and bees’ conversation started. “Can you see my vaginal canal?” Jeanette asked her husband. “Can we not be too graphic?” Greg replied.

Jazz, however, refused to let daddy off the hook. “How much of mom’s vagina have you seen?” Jazz asked her father. “Be honest.” After careful consideration, Greg took the safe approach, telling cameras with a laugh, “When we start discussing vaginas at the dinner table, I check out of the conversation.”

Even though her parents were uncomfortable with the discussion, Jazz expressed some concern about the mindset of prospective sex partners. “I want to know in the future,” Jazz tells them. “When I’m going to have a vagina, how much is my partner going to actually see? Does it matter if a vagina’s ugly — like slightly ugly? Does it matter if it works?”

Greg tried to give a Rated PG answer. “I would have to say I don’t know how to answer the question,” he said with a chuckle before adding, “I mean look, if it was me and I was thinking about what you’re thinking about, I would want functionality…”

I Am Jazz airs Wednesdays (8:00 PM CST) on TLC.

The show is in its third season.

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28 comments

  1. Joeyblondewolf216 hours ago

    THE FATHER IS THE ONLY ONE with any logical sense!
    1. He wants jazz to get the bottom surgery AFTER Highschool which is a smart move, because it takes about a year to heal. And she can always go to college whenever. And she will be fully grown. And it’s the FATHER’S decision!! Not jazz! It’s not her money!
    2. The father doesn’t want to put jazz on that show because she will get hurt. Just like the time when she went on that live group place and they called her a freak. I feel like the mother is the one pushing her to go these hateful shows for fame.

    Jazz has become such a brat and she is so lucky to have two amazing parents who have accepted her from day one AND that are rich as hell! I looked up the father on Twitter and he’s like some CEO. so she can get all the hormones and surgeries she needs! While other trans kids have to make gofundme pages just to afford anything or slave away extra hours at work. She should be more appreciated towards her parents! forget this show! It was great seeing her transition but it’s become nothing but drama.

  2. These parents are being paid by the network to exploit their child. Not calling him a “her” because he is not.This show only reconfirms how close to the end this world really is.Keep mutilating, chopping all the way to the bank.The mother is especially pathetic.Jazz. may God have mercy on him.

  3. teenagers have enough trouble figuring out who they are as it is. This poor kid literally doesn’t know who he/she is.
    A three year old child may know the difference between boys and girls on the mist basic levels. a child that little and innocent does not gave the vocabulary to say, ” I’ve got a girls brain in a boys body” as Jazz did at 3. Those thoughts ideas and beliefs were put into that poor kids head by get cross eyed mother who didn’t get the girl she wanted and she decided she damn sure was getting one. Children simply cannot have the cognizant thought patterns and process abilities to come up with that. A little girl might play with cars. A boy might p!at with dolls.
    THAT DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE TRANSGENDERED!!!!
    AND FOR THAT MOTHER TO PLAY WITH THAT CHILD’S MIND BODY AND SANITY LIKE THAT IS SO IMMORAL ITS BORDERING ON CRIMINAL.
    ILL BET DOLLARS TO DONUTS A POLYGRAPH WOULD SHOW SOME SHOCKING REALITY AND I DON’T MEAN JAZZ IS A CHILD PRODIGY WITH HER ABILITY TO NATURALLY IDENTIFY WITH GIRLS

  4. I really hope that one day ‘Jazz’ sues the fuck out of this sick TV network, it is becoming painfully clear that ‘she’ is being exploited for ratings and the shock factor.Statistics show that most trans people end up committing suicide because of mental health issues that are never addressed, add that to the fact that cameras and TV execs not expect a steady flow of content from ‘her’ and the family…do the math

  5. I think this whole family is very sick she will never be a real she it is not a girl it is a boy with a penis even though he wants to cut it off won’t make him a real natural birth girl

  6. Laverne V Taylor

    HE DOESN’T ACT OR SIT LIKE A GIRL.U CAN ALSO SEE HIS MOUSTACHE…N WHY R THEY DOING IT PUBLICLY.Everyone wants HIM 2 BE CALLED HER BUT he has a PENIS.ENOUGH SAID

  7. elizabeth affleck

    These comments are disgusting. Jazz identifies as a female, because she was born with the mind of a female but with the biological aspects of a male. This is considered a mental illness, because her mind doesn’t correspond with her biological sex, but that doesn’t mean that she’s not really a female. The amount of ignorance in the comment section is insane. Personally, I don’t really know if it was a good idea for the parents to allow their daughter to be in a reality show at such a young age, especially when it mainly revolves around gender identity issues. I understand that it was made to spread awareness, and I will admit that I have learned a lot from this show, but I feel that this is too much for a teenager to have to deal with. I am the same age as Jazz, and I don’t think I would be able to handle having my personal life exposed like this. Now that that’s out of the way, I find it absolutely insane how ignorant people can be in regards to this topic. By definition, gender refers to cultural/social aspects rather than biological ones; therefore, Jazz is a female, and her biological features are completely irrelevant to her gender identity. With that being said, you people should probably stop using male pronouns for her, because that is not only disrespectful but incorrect as well.

  8. This show is sickening. No child should be making these decisions. These are adult decisions. Should parents allow their 15 year old girl to get breast implants? Or a 15 yr old boy to get enlarged penis? These are not things that should be considered for children. If jazz wants to dress like a girl, fine whatever. But these are terrible parents to allow there child to dictate these surgeries. These cannot be undone. Would you promote your 15 year old to talk about sex and orgasms? And I’m not some tranny hater. No parents should be promoting sex surgeries, and sexual promiscuity to their children. And they turned jazz into a very arrogant, sexual, attention seeking know it all.

  9. SHE…. LMAO…. IT STILL HAS A DICK…. ITS A BOY!!!!!!!! AND IF IT EVER FINDS THE …… RIGHT HOLE TO GET… IT WILL STILL BE A BOY….. IT CANT HAVE KIDS…. ITS A BOY! AND I REALLY DONT GIVE A SHIT WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY ON IT……

  10. Warrior Princess

    she’s to young to be getting any type of surgery whether a boob job or bottom. she should be focused on school and getting to college to pursue a career rather that worrying about stuff like that (and boys) her parents need to tell her that school is more important now and then when she is older and it is more safe she can get whatever surgery she needs

  11. I have nothing against Jazz for being transgender, that’s fine. What bothers me is Jazz’s disrespect towards the parents, and sense of entitlement. Jazz acts as if those parents have never said ‘no’ before and thinks that the operation is her decision without regarding their financial issues. Surgery can wait, if its really necessary. Jazz should be focused on academics, not surgery. Even if she doesn’t get it, its not the end of the world. Plenty of transgender people don’t get the kind of surgery she wants and do just fine in life, even if they can’t be physically intimate. Additionally, Jazz could get the surgery, regret it and then become suicidal. The mother might be right about therapy. Life is about compromise.

  12. This show is proof that today’s society is losing intelligence

  13. Is the “mom” transgendered, too! She has an Adam’s apple and her voice sounds fake. Wouldn’t it have been easier to remove Jazz from the ballerina class when he was 3, instead of dealing with all this nonsense? Jazz would have cried and cried way back then, but Jazz would have been over it by now.

  14. When female genital mutilation consists of cutting some of the genitals and this is considered a human rights violation but cutting the penis off of a young boy and inverting it to make a flesh hole is considered progress.

  15. Puertorican #D,Y.B,B 5H

    he will never be a girl I respect his choice but he will never be a girl he was born a boy not a girl God made you boy for a reason and the excuse that very transgender makes oh I was born in a wrong body like God doesn’t make mistakes you can take al TVE hormones in the world and you will never be a REAL WOMAN IN YOUR LIFE BUT THAT IS WHAT YOU CHOOSE AND THATS ON YOU 

  16. Skeleton Archer

    So the testosterone blockers made it so Jazz’s dick is too small to be made into a vagina? How ironic.

  17. So sad to see this young persons mental illness allowed to go untreated, her parents and TLC should be charged with child abuse. What a waste of a life.

  18. LMAO his dick is too small for surgery because he had no puberty.

  19. Poor “girl”. Lied to by everyone. Well, at least “she” doesn’t have to dilate “her” non-existant “vagina” anymore. No walking around with a dildo like thing in your body for days anymore. At least that’s not going to be a problem anymore.

  20. I used to feel sorry for this kid. Shes rude and selfish. She talks about her vagina at the table and how it will smell because theyre making it out of her ass. Her brothers are clearly uncomfortable and she tells them tough im talking about it.

    Shes a spoiled little shit.

  21. What bothers me is that the show:Jazz and her family pushes for normalacy, for gender to be in fact a spectrum not I was born a female or male. But the fact they are all so comfortable with airing all this very personal stuff on national tv , talking about her bottom surgery and her “wanting a beautiful vagina” as well as speaking about the details with her male brothers let alone her peers and grandparents is NOT NORMAL ! Who else does this ? When has it ever been ok for any teen to speak so freely about their sexual organs or how they wish for them to look??

  22. shes really starting to look like a boy. sad to say but her endogenous testosterone is much stronger than the estrogen they are giving her. it was cute before puberty, but this could get ugly folks.

  23. I feel like the dad feels uncomfortable on the inside about the drag stuff but, he’s being nice just for jazz which is good

  24. It’s oblivious that the hormone blockers have not only blocked masculine features, but blocked maturity. The only subject Jazz seems to be able to sound “mature” about is transgenderism. (If that’s a word) Jazz’s sound like she is parroting someone, as if she has just taken a course and is trying to impress the professor. However, her behavior and attitudes about life reminds me of how a 10 year old would act. (Sometimes little girls fantasizes about marrying daddy, or a little boy wants to marry mommy, but it is not a sexual thing, it’s just how a child looks at the world) Jazz, (who is not shy about talking about graphic subjects), did not know or comprehend what an orgasm was. This is a person who knew about a penis, a vagina, having a female brain, starting at 18 months! In a way, I am reminded how Tom Hanks’s character acted like in the movie “Big”. How would a 10 year old behavior if they were put in an adults body. Years from now I fear we are going to look back and see what assaults we have committed on our youth when we rushed to surgically implant chemicals in them, and injected them with synthetic counterfeit hormones, all in the name of political correctness…

  25. No matter what Trans people are always biologically male or female. They are however socially male or female, you cannot change their biological sex cells in their bodies.

  26. Mister Archipelago

    This is just sad how much negative feedback she gets. Please people spread love not hate and if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.

  27. I would love to be jazz’s best friend

  28. Ewwww I know that mustache and those fucking chapped ass big lips if she was really a female then she in no way shape or form would go around with those nasty flaky lips all the time, or that greesy hair , she does not exhume the best hygiene she’s not even interested in makeup or many of the “girly things”teen girls are now I know that is all fine and dandy but not when your a boy calling yourself a girl. She needs help she is so confused

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