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Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
« on: February 23, 2003, 05:28:38 PM »
And western Christians want to bring western Christian morals and values to Russia and other Orthodox Catholic countries.  Perhaps they should look inward before looking outward.  

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> Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
>
> Feb 21, 10:55 am ET
>
> By Matthew Jones
>
> LONDON (Reuters) - British school children are to be controversially asked
> to consider oral sex instead of intercourse as part of a drive to cut the
> country's high teenage pregnancy rate.
>
> Sex education teachers are being trained to discuss with youngsters
various
> "stopping points" on the road to full sex in a bid to reduce the number of
> teen pregnancies, the government said on Friday.
>
> The idea is to encourage pupils to discover "levels of intimacy,"
including
> oral sex, which stop short of full sexual intercourse.
>
> But the plan has been criticized as unworkable by family groups.
>
> "The courses for teachers are to enable them to discuss various sex and
> relationship issues with pupils. One of those issues is oral sex," said a
> Department of Health spokeswoman.
>
> "Oral sex is one of the 'stopping points' on the road to intercourse," she
> said, denying the advice was encouraging sexual activity.
>
> "Another 'stopping point' is to hold hands," she added.
>
> Family groups argue that oral sex is likely to lead to penetrative sex.
>
> "One thing leads to another," said Robert Whelan, director of the Family
> Education Trust. "It is hard enough for adults to hold back and is even
more
> difficult for teenagers with their raging hormones."
>
> One teacher, who recently attended one of the courses, told the Times
> newspaper the advice could be construed as a green light to teens.
>
> "By following this course, I feel that teachers are implicitly supporting
> underage sexual activity," said Lynda Brine.
>
> Whelan also said oral sex was no protection against most sexually
> transmitted diseases.
>
> "Delaying the onset of teenage sexual activity is the only way to cut
> teenage pregnancy," he told Reuters.
>
> With nearly 39,000 girls under 18 conceiving each year, Britain has the
> highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe. The government wants to
> halve it by 2010.
>
> In line with that aim, students have already been offered condoms, oral
> contraceptives and easier access to counselors in schools.
>
> The Department of Education said on Friday sex education was determined by
> individual schools.
>
> "We give guidelines but we don't dictate what material is used," a
> spokeswoman said. "We trust head teachers and teachers to make sensible
> decisions about sex education."

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Re:Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2003, 10:12:07 AM »
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> "Oral sex is one of the 'stopping points' on the road to intercourse," she
> said, denying the advice was encouraging sexual activity.
>
> "Another 'stopping point' is to hold hands," she added.

I think that says all that needs to be said on this matter.  May God have mercy on us all!
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Re:Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2003, 10:18:04 AM »
I thought about this a lot last night.

There is no way I can even semi-politely express what I feel.

How sad, how very, very sad :(

I trust this idea does not come  North of the Border
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Re:Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2003, 10:28:51 AM »
Funny, I assumed this came from England too, and I like to think I am one of those Americans who doesn't say 'British' when he means 'English'.

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Re:Schoolkids to Be Asked to Consider Oral Sex
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2003, 11:29:19 AM »
thank you for your consideration Serge. :D

To me the telling phrase was

<The Department of Education said on Friday sex education was determined by  individual schools.>

Education is devolved so England has no say in Scottish Education
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