posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 06:30 PM
U.N. Report Advocates Teaching Masturbation to 5-Year-Olds
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 By Joseph Abrams
NEW YORK - The United Nations is recommending that children as young as five receive mandatory sexual education that would teach even
pre-kindergarteners about masturbation and topics like gender violence.
The U.N.'s Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released a 98-page report in June offering a universal lesson plan for kids ranging in
age from 5-18, an"informed approach to effective sex, relationships" and HIV education that they say is essential for "all young people."
The U.N. insists the program is "age appropriate," but critics say it's exposing kids to sex far too early, and offers up abstract ideas - like
"transphobia" - they might not even understand.
"At that age they should be learning about ... the proper name of certain parts of their bodies," said Michelle Turner, president of Citizens for a
Responsible Curriculum, "certainly not about masturbation."
Turner was disturbed by UNESCO's plans to explain to children as young as nine about the safety of legal abortions, and to advocate and "promote the
right to and access to safe abortion" for everyone over the age of 15.
"This is absurd," she told FOXNews.com.
The UNESCO report, called "International Guidelines for Sexuality Education," separates children into four age groups: 5-to-8-year-olds,
9-to-12-year-olds, 12-to-15-year-olds and 15-to-18-year-olds.
Under the U.N.'s voluntary sex-ed regime, kids just 5-8 years old will be told that "touching and rubbing one's genitals is called masturbation"
and that private parts "can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself."
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Now I totally understand that masturbation can be a good thing, but it seems to me that this is not something that a five year old child needs to
know. Correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't five year olds be learning things like, oh I don't know, how to read? I know when I was five I was
totaly ok with playing with building blocks and legos, playing with cars in the sand box, learning to tie my shoes and stuff of that nature. There was
no sex ed or any reason for it at that age. I was content with the concept that "mommy kisses daddy" and that was all I really needed to know.
Maybe I'm just old fashioned but, isn't this a subject for the parents to teach their children anyway? I know I would deffinately prefer to be the
one to teach my daughter about sex and masturbation...WHEN SHE IS OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND!!! Have these people thought about the fact that if you
teach children that young to touch themselves in such a manner, that they are in turn going to try these things on eachother? The children are not
going to know the difference really. It won't slow down aids, std's, or teen pregnancies like they are assuming that it will. It's more likely to
bring about more pregnancies, and more and more people with some form of std or another.
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think who ever is running the show is stepping over a really big line here. Why can'tkids just be