You handled that situation like a champ, Davis! :D (And so did your son, haha)
You did great! You gave your son a healthy respect and an appreciation of his own manliness!
Brilliant post...you both had a laugh about something that is 100% natural and nobody ended up embarassed or feeling like they'd done something terrible.
The way you handled this is far more likely to produce a well rounded, balanced, normal young guy than reacting in another way (denial/we won't talk about it/it's dirty etc).
Even as a non-parent myself, I consider this to be good parenting. A thousand recommends for the way the situation was dealt with.
you spoke naturally and from truth
man to man
dad to son
your post was more educational to the rest of us than a question
the perception of what others say or think should not be your concern as well as you acted and spoke with integrity and honesty - doing the best you can.
and when he does talk to his friends - the very second they wake up with a woody they will understand the nature of all men - and will know you were their first mentor.
Great job handling the situation and the reality of life and how a son should learn to be comfortable with the natural aspects of being a man. Never had quite that comfortable of a relationship with my father even though we were comfortable being in the bathroom at the same time and I can even remember showering with him a couple times to speed things up. We just never talked about the birds and the bees but were comfortable with our bodies.
You have a great dad!
Absolutely nothing to worry about. I don't think fathers and sons should pass those things under each others noses like fine cigars, but I think modern North American culture could use more comfort in the family and literal intimacy like this. Wasn't too many generations ago mom and dad had sex WITH THE KIDS IN THE ROOM. Seriously. That's how all those huge families that lived in 1-room cabins happened.
They did? Really?
Never thought of it that way.
I accidentally walked in on my parents once... their bathroom was the only one working at the time, and I thought everyone was asleep. Not fun.