U.N. Report Advocates Teaching Masturbation to 5-Year-Olds

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  1. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    U.N. Report Advocates Teaching Masturbation to 5-Year-Olds


    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."

    By the time they're 9 years old, they'll learn about "positive and negative effects of 'aphrodisiacs," and wrestle with the ideas of "homophobia, transphobia and abuse of power."

    At 12, they'll learn the "reasons for" abortions — but they'll already have known about their safety for three years. When they're 15, they'll be exposed to direct "advocacy to promote the right to and access to safe abortion."

    Child health experts say they are wary of teaching about the sticky topic of abortion, but stress that as long as messages stay age-appropriate, educating kids at a younger age helps better steer them into adulthood.

    "The adults are more leery of [early sex-ed] than the kids are," said Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, a child psychiatrist in New York. "Our own fears sometimes prevent us from being as open and honest with our kids as possible."

    Hartstein, however, who didn't see much harm in explaining basic concepts that kids of all ages will have questions about, was baffled by some of the ideas the U.N. hoped to introduce to kids as young as 5 years old, who will be taught about "gender roles, stereotypes and gender-based violence."

    "I want to know how you teach that to a 5-year-old," Hartstein told FOXNews.com.

    Despite those challenges, the U.N. insists that "in a world affected by HIV and AIDS ... there is an imperative to give children and young people the knowledge, skills and values to understand and make informed decisions."

    UNESCO officials said the guidelines were "co-authored by two leading experts in the field of sexuality education" — Dr. Doug Kirby, an adolescent sexuality expert, and Nanette Ecker, the former director of international education and training at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.

    Their report was based on a "rigorous review" of sex-ed literature, "drawing upon 87 studies from around the world," said Mark Richmond, director of UNESCO's Division for the Coordination of U.N. Priorities in Education, in an e-mailed statement.

    Richmond defended teaching about masturbation as "age-appropriate" because even in early childhood, "children are known to be curious about their bodies." Their lessons, he added, would hopefully help kids "develop a more complex understanding of sexual behaviour" as they grow into adults.

    But Michelle Turner, of Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum, said that such roles should be left up to parents, and worried that children were being exposed to too much information too soon.

    "Why can't kids be kids anymore?" she said.

    Click here to see the report.
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I really freakin hate the U.N.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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  4. bbgun

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    My father, a very religious man, used to leave anti-masturbation pamphlets on my two older brothers' pillows. Didn't work.
  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Because thousands of years of humanity has proven we haven't gotten the masturbation down just yet.

    This is important, ignore the hunger, the abuses in the world, focus on the natural acts everyone manages to learn regardless of pedophiles with these sort of ideas attempting to shoe horn their sexual deviancy into a child's life.
  6. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    It would seem that masturbation is something you don't need to teach kids. Hell, no one had to teach me. >.>
  7. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure you got it right? :D
  8. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Are you offering him lessons Phil? :laugh2:
  9. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    HAHAHAHA! :bow:
  10. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    As someone who supports sex education, I'm sure I could find a "pro" to give a few "hot tips". ;)
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    What exactly does "teaching" masturbation, mean? Cause I'm finding it hard to envision any circumstance where teaching a 5 year old how to masturbate wouldn't be a crime...
  12. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    That's a good question. Teaching kids about sexuality is largely about reproduction education (Where did I come from?) as well as about safe sex.(how do I protect myself?) Generally, they're not taught at the same time in North America, but I've encountered kids through my work who have varying degrees of knowledge in that area. Dealing with sexualized 6 and 7 year olds is challenging and often pretty disturbing. No pre-schooler should be learning about sex from watching porn or adults engaged in the act in the same room.
  13. Doomsday101

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    There are enough problems in the world without spending time and money teaching kids what they will figure out on their own. Has the world gone stupid?

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    You would think so wouldn't you?

    I'm trying to picture the guy who thought that presenting this report to the world was a good idea.

    I just don't get it.
  15. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to the internet, there hasn't been any mystery about anything sexual for me since the 7th grade!
  16. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    you could be Professor Emeritus of masterbating
  17. MetalHead

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    I agree 100%....has the world gone 12 notches past insane?
    Who are these people?
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    These are the same people some on this board want to give more power to. The same people that the hard left want running the world.
  19. bbgun

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    The same "peacekeepers" who raped little girls in the Congo, and covered it up.
  20. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    In other words, the French!

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