Looks like some have moved beyond debates about sex education in public schools and are instead advocating something new — such as buying children sex toys.
Ellen Scott, the Lifestyle editor for the United Kingdom’s Metro.co.uk, wrote in an op-ed Saturday that parents should consider purchasing masturbation tools for their children. In fact, she argues, it’s a parent’s “responsibility to make sure your children’s entirely normal exploration of their sexuality is safe, healthy, enjoyable, and in their own hands.”
But, don’t worry parents, Scott isn’t “talking about getting your son a Fisher Price version of a sex doll or presenting your daughter with an eight inch strap-on on her eighth birthday,” instead she merely wants parents to introduce a “starting point” to their children as an introduction to “the concept of self pleasure.”
Some examples given by Scott include a “masturbation sleeve, or a little vibrating bullet.”
What age? “Whenever your child starts expressing an interest in sex,” she wrote.
Scott swears her bizarre advice “isn’t about sexualising young people, but accepting that at some point your children will become interested in sex.”
“When teenagers aren’t taught about masturbation – how to do it, what feels good, that it’s normal – and given the tools to try it, they reach for whatever objects they think might do the trick,” Scott warns.
The guide for parents cites some examples of kids putting objects where they don’t belong and later require hospital treatment. Seems like the kids learned their lessons there without any instructions from mom and dad.
Scott goes a step further and practically argues that if you don’t purchase sex toys for your kids, you’re a bad parent. After all, according to her, “It’s a parent’s responsibility to bring up masturbation and give young people the tools they may need to do it safely, because if they don’t, they’re failing to equip their children for a positive relationship with sex.”
Some parents might be worried about how their kids are performing in school, whether they’re socializing properly, or getting enough exercise. Yet, Scott is asking parents the big questions like:
“Do you not want your children to masturbate, ever? Do you want them to have an unsatisfying sex life? Don’t you want to make sure they explore what makes them feel good in a healthy, safe way?” she wrote.
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