How to be less squeamish around genitals?

I’m aspiring to be an artist, but I can’t seem to get over that "eeew it’s a peenis" reaction to nudity. It’s sorta getting in the way of learning human anatomy. I am only a teen; is this just something that comes with age, or what? (I have a picture of the Vitruvian Man with his ding-dong censored with an epic face on my wall. It’s hilarious.) XD

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  • The penis and vagina are not going to go away, so either you grow up or you’ll never be able to draw a real model without laughing at his/her genitals.
    Start by using yourself as a model.
    You have genitals so it’s easier to adapt when you study your own body.
    Do some simple poses naked in front of a large mirror (don’t forget to lock the door).
    Google a few artists who have paintings with lots of nudity.
    Study them, and focus on more than just the genitalia.
    You can also do figure drawings from pictures on http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/
    Some are clothed, others are naked.

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