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NYC Defends Graphic Sex-Ed Classes

New York City school children as young as 11-years-old could soon be learning sex education from workbooks that include instruction on “mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral and anal sex, and “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubicrant.”

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The revelations were uncovered in “recommended” workbooks reviewed exclusively by The New York Post.

Sex education will become mandatory in New York City middle and high schools next year. Students will be required to take one semester of sex education in sixth or seventh grades and one in ninth or tenth grades.

Among the findings from the Post:

–          High school students would go to stores to price-check condoms.

–          Teenagers would research routes to clinics that provide birth control and STD tests.

–          Middle school students would sort “risk cards” to rate the safety of various activites including instruction on “mutual masturbation, French kissing, oral and anal sex, and “intercourse using a condom and an oil-based lubricant.”

A spokesperson for the New York Dept. of Education provided a written statement refusing to either confirm or deny that the workbooks are part of the sex education curriculum.

“Abstinence is a very important part of the curriculum, but we also have a responsibility to ensure that teenagers who are choosing to have sex understand the potential consequences of their actions and know how to keep themselves safe,’ the statement read. “So we need a comprehensive curriculum. Abstinence is the only way to be 100 percent safe –but one-third of the new cases of Chlamydia in NYC are in teenagers and a significant percentage of our teenagers have had multiple sexual partners, so we can’t stick our heads in the sand about this.”

One of the preferred resources for students is Columbia University’s website, “Go Ask Alice,” the Post reported. That site includes discussions on topics ranging from “doggie-style,” oral sex with braces, fetishes, and “sadomasochistic sex play.”

The Board of Education said that “none of the books we buy for the sex ed curriculum directs readers to the Go Ask Alice website.”

They also stressed that there is an opt-out for classes on prevention. And while school officials said they do not mandate curriculum, there is no indication such materials would be banned.

Bryan Fischer, with the conservative American Family Association, accused school officials of being “criminally irresponsible.”

“The curriculum includes lessons on how to use a condom,” Fischer told Fox News. “That’s playing Russian Roulette with the sexual health of these students.

Fischer said sex education is a topic better left to parents.

 “The values that they are teaching in these classes are fundamentally contrary to the values that these students are being taught at home and what public schools ought to be about are reinforcing the values that students are being taught at home – not undercutting them,” he said.

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