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Reader’s Comment of the Day: I took my son out of sex education lessons


 In response to Mark Ellse: As sex education becomes ever more explicit, pornography is not far away, Belinda Brown wrote

This is very much the view we took when we took my son out of sex education classes about 13 years ago. Sex education also didn’t allow for differences in stages of development between children, some of whom were much more sexually aware than others (although all children were actually knowledgeable about what happened and really didn’t need the teacher to tell them). It also didn’t allow for different cultural approaches towards sexual relationships, but pushed the views of the liberal elite. There were also parents who felt that they were being deprived of what they felt was their role.

What really clinched it for me was when one mother asked the teacher what she would tell her 10-year-old son if he asked when he could have sex. The teacher told him “when you are in a meaningful relationship”. Such a reply coupled with the natural curiosity which sex education could stimulate clears the way for underage sex and I have since heard of many examples where sex education has led to exactly that.

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