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14 November 2008 Blog Home : November 2008 : Permalink

Try Something New Today, Children

In the debate over Sex Ed for children and things like that you probably don't expect that you child will learn about the birds and the bees from their local supermarket. Yes Britain's J Sainsubry accidentally handed out a very interesting book to a visiting class of 8 to 9 year olds as the Daily Mail reports:

They probably expected a goody bag of some sorts as a going home gift after the primary school trip to Sainsbury's.

But what the 42 children  -  not to mention their parents and teachers  -  did not expect was to be given a book with explicit illustrations of sexual positions.

And the advice under the dozen drawings, which feature in a section about saving water by 'bathing with a friend', reads: 'Save water. Have fun. Just get out before everything becomes wrinkled.'

and goes on in similar vein. Something tells me that the kids probably don't want to hand the books back even though I'm sure their teachers and parents want them too.