New Massachusetts Sex Ed Bill Could Allow 11-Year-Olds to Partake in Sexual “Role Plays”

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Nov 17, 2015 5:15 PM
New Massachusetts Sex Ed Bill Could Allow 11-Year-Olds to Partake in Sexual “Role Plays”

The Massachusetts Family Institute is deeply concerned about Senate Bill 2048, legislation that would permit educators to incorporate some controversial lessons into their sexual health curricula. The state Senate is expected to vote on the bill in the coming weeks.

Instead of local school districts and parents deciding what content is suitable for children regarding sexual education, those decisions would now be in the hands of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“SB2048 needlessly eliminates local control on sensitive issues surrounding sex education and leads directly to the promotion of offensive and age-inappropriate material to young children,” said MFI President Andrew Beckwith.

Here are just a few of the lessons that would be appropriate for 11-year-olds if the legislation passes.

A “role play” exercise where students must convince a partner that sex will still feel good with a condom.

Students learning the Japanese word for male masturbation means “one thousand strokes,” as part of a “cross-cultural perspective” on abstinence.

Students reading teenagers’ graphic descriptions of what it feels like to masturbate.

Explicit instructions are given for how to prepare for and engage in “anal intercourse,” which is differentiated from “anal sex.”

These materials seem better fitted to a porn studio, not an elementary classroom.

For more information on how mandated sexual education courses are putting children in harm’s way and how to combat them, consider reading my recent piece on abstinence education.