It’s official. Eleven-year-old boys and girls in the Big Apple’s public school system will soon be forced to learn how to put on a condom as part of a comprehensive sex education curriculum described by the district education authorities as “long overdue.”
That’s right; New York City schools are interested in meddling into the potential sex lives of your children; to “teach them what they need to know about sex” while they remain a captive audience in their sixth-grade through high school classrooms; and the officials are not going to take “no” for an answer. This will be mandatory.
From my own limited personal experience in the matter I discovered that putting on a condom is several steps easier than tying my shoe laces, a skill I had mastered completely with the help of my parents by the time I was four-years-old.
Donning a pair of gloves is slightly more difficult than rolling on a condom, mainly because one must learn how to don two gloves, a left one and a right one, as opposed to only one condom. Yes, even getting dressed in the morning and ready for school is substantially more difficult for a kid to learn than how to use a condom, a skill any self-respecting imbecile can accomplish in 5 minutes tops.
“I believe the school system has an important role to play with regard to educating our children about sex and the potential consequences of engaging in risky behavior,” Dennis Walcott, Chancellor of NYC Schools, sanctimoniously proclaimed.
Obviously, it’s not really about how to use a condom to avoid sexually transmitted diseases; it’s about indoctrinating kids against gratuitous sex in much the same way they are indoctrinated against recreational drug use.
So NYC children as young as 11 years old will participate in discussions on a variety of topics ranging from the risks of unprotected sex to the appropriate age for sexual activity whether they or their parents like it or not.
Note that none of these topics will be about how to enjoy sex, pleasing a sexual partner or anything even close. Mutual masturbation techniques, the ancient art of cunnilingus, fellatio, Kama Sutra sexual positions, and the many and varied delights of erotica and pornography will most certainly and emphatically not be discussed.
That’s because the city school district sex police authorities are not interested in sharing useful knowledge about the positive aspects of sexual activity with students; they only want to teach the negative points; to discourage sexual activities altogether if possible, and failing that, to scare the living daylights out of children by over emphasizing how “risky” and “dangerous” this perfectly normal human activity is.
Of course, it will all be to no avail; the kids will learn what they want to know about sex anyway the way all kids have done since time immemorial; from their parents, peers, older siblings, popular culture, and experimenting on their own. That is as it should be in a free society. The government has no business “educating” kids about sex, aside from basic health information topics.
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Instead of teaching kids how to put on a condom, they should be teaching them how to read. Then they would have the skills necessary to decipher the instructions on the package to find out on their own how to use condoms.