Never in America: A British sex education program is encouraging teen-age girls to consider oral sex instead of full intercourse, reports The Observer.

Pupils under 16 who were taught to consider other forms of ‘intimacy’ such as oral sex were significantly less likely to engage in full intercourse, it was revealed.

. . . A sex education course developed by Exeter University trains teachers to talk to teenagers about ‘stopping points’ before full sex.

Girls were less likely to have intercourse after participating in the class, which is called “A Pause.” I’m not making the obvious joke.

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  1. I guess I was just born too late…

  2. Heckler says:

    I think I know some 23 year olds who could use this class…

  3. I am generally against sex ed but It is nice to see some peer review research on the topic. There are all sorts of issues that are not covered in the article but at least they are putting some research out there to discuss.

  4. D Anghelone says:

    Girls were less likely to have intercourse after participating in the class…

    They’ve managed to make sex mundane or too much the bother?

    Do it for God and country, ladies.

  5. Is is a pause that refreshes?

  6. Tim from Texas says:

    There needs to be a Charter school chartered for girls who can’t say no, and one chartered for boys who don’t know the gun is loaded.

  7. Tom Sharpe in the Great Pursuit makes the joke far better than I ever could.

  8. Is it all about gratifying the boys?

    Never mind, I’m not really that curious.

  9. There is no way any school can choose a good sex ed course. The teachers, parents, and students are just too different. What I’d like to see is a sex ed fair, wherein students get to go to the lectures they choose, ask the questions they wish, and get the answers they need from a number of different groups. A church group could promote abstinence, Planned Parenthood could show up with their views, some local obstetricians/gynecologists and urologists could bring in information, sex and relationship counselors could offer advice, and the whole thing could be conducted like a conference.

    Too bad we can’t trust children with their growing bodies, or someone could actually learn something useful. It’s better to stick to scare tactics and willful ignorance, as it’s worked so well in the battles against drugs, illiteracy, alcohol, hazing, and all the other scourges of teenage living.

  10. I hope they also teach the girls that they can still get herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, human papilloma virus, hepatitis B and C from oral sex.

    Herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia can all cause pneumonia and infections of the throat. HPV is linked to an increased risk of throat cancer, hep B and C can be spread if the girl has an open sore in her mouth (bit her cheek or tongue recently) that allows the viruses to enter the blood stream.

    Pregnancy isn’t the worst thing that can happen to young girls…risky sexual behavior can have all sorts of negative consequences.

  11. Why only the girls? This is about oral sex, not just fellatio. Am I the only one in the world who has heard of cunnilingus?


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