Child sex education in Basel Switzerland has taken a disturbing turn as new materials for 30 primary schools and kindergartens include a “sex box” full of dolls, puzzles, books, wooden penises and fabric vaginas.
But wait, there’s more!
It is hard to believe there could be “more” after mentioning a child sex education curriculum aimed at 4-10 year olds that include wooden penises and fabric vaginas, but it is true.
“The guide included with the kit instructs kindergarten teachers to ‘show that contacting body parts can be pleasurable.’ It also recommends having children massage each other or to rub themselves with warm sand bags, all accompanied by soft music. ”
Daniel Schneider, a deputy kindergarten rector in Basel who helped create the program, said:
“Children should be encouraged to develop and experience their sexuality in a pleasurable way. It’s important that they learn to say no if they don’t want to be touched in a certain area”
While I agree that children should learn about “bad touch,” this is no way to go about it. These are small children! Thomas Steffen, a school doctor in Basel, voiced his opinion in response to those against this compulsory program, saying that the taboo around sex and sex education “is a problem that only adults have.”
No, Mr. Steffen, the problem that healthy adults have against this program is the sexualization of children. Having a kindergarten class rubbing themselves and others with warm sand bags is not sex education, nor is it “taboo,” it is sick and wrong.
While it is easy to get lost in the absurdity of this child sex education curriculum, keep in mind that this program has been deployed in 30 schools, supported and developed by school administrators and defended by school doctors in a country whereby home education is against the law.
I do not envy these Swiss parent’s whose parental rights are almost nonexistent.