Monday, October 24, 2011

Sex Ed Wasn't Like This When *I* Was In School

They're getting a bit saucy in New York:
A New York City education will now cover readin’, ’ritin’ -- and rubbers.

Sex ed, which becomes mandatory in city middle and high schools next year, is meant to stem unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among teens. But parents may be shocked by parts of the Department of Education’s “recommended” curriculum.

Workbooks reviewed by The Post include the following assignments:

* High-school students go to stores and jot down condom brands, prices and features such as lubrication.

* Teens research a route from school to a clinic that provides birth control and STD tests, and write down its confidentiality policy.

* Kids ages 11 and 12 sort “risk cards” to rate the safety of various activities, including “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant,’’ mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral sex and anal sex.

* Teens are referred to resources such as Columbia University’s Web site Go Ask Alice, which explores topics like “doggie-style” and other positions, “sadomasochistic sex play,” phone sex, oral sex with braces, fetishes, porn stars, vibrators and bestiality.
Why not just show them some porn in class, and then talk about their feeeeeeeeeeeelings? That's where we're headed anyway.


mrelliott said...

If this country would quit taking care of unwed mothers and their children, this would be a non-issue. Or, at least it would be one the schools can leave well enough alone, and let families handle it, which is where it should be.

maxutils said...

Oh, Darren . . . you can't show porn in class -- that would be as ridiculous as having a 'sex room' on campus! I agree that this should be an at home thing, and I THINK my kids are comfortable talking to me about sex (one of my children, at 10, after an inadvertant reference to the act in some form of media, told me, dismissively, "Dad, I KNOW what a BJ is) i'm not sure what harm is being done . . .especially since most of our kids are better using computers than we are. And, while we can SAY that parents should be teaching kids about sex, the spread of STDs and number of teen pregnancies suggests it isn't happening. And, not sure about other states . . . but in CA you can opt out.