At the University of California, Santa Barbara, the sociology department runs a website whose main function is to “educate” readers on sex. The latest thing they are pushing? That parents should encourage their young children to participate in “sexual play.”
SexInfo Online, an official university website, argues that sexual relations between young children is not only normal but something to be encouraged. The site states that sexual play is at its peak “between the ages of four and seven” and is “completely normal,” and “generally harmless,” for children. It also encourages parents to let their young children experiment with these behaviors.
SexInfo Online is run by the university’s sociology department and students “who have studied advanced topics in human sexuality.”
The site has a variety of topics ranging from “beliefs and sexuality” to “sexual difficulties” to “childhood sexuality.”
“Childhood sexuality” describes how parents should encourage sexual exploration, as well as detail how to handle touching between children.
“Children might display affection to their friends by hugging and kissing, or touching each other’s genitals, which is perfectly normal. Parents should not react in a negative way because children are just exploring,” a section on the website reads. “If a child is performing these activities excessively or in public, parents should sit down and talk with them about how these activities should be done in private versus of trying to thwart the activity altogether.”
The “Childhood Sexuality” category also encourages parents to allow their young children to masturbate, as it is not “dirty or bad.” They do specify that parents should teach their kids that masturbation is a “private matter and should not be performed in public.”
Parents are encouraged to react in a positive way so that the child does not feel ashamed. The article argues that if parents are “reacting with punishment and disapproval,” “it can lead to lifelong problems of shame and sexual guilt.”
The “Childhood Sexuality” category also encourages parents to react positively if their children engage in same-sex sexual acts. They encourage parents to “keep their reactions to such activities positive,” so that they don’t feel like they are doing something wrong.
“As children age, however, their sexual play encounters are more often associated with peers of the same sex, since boys and girls tend to ‘play separately,’” the passage adds.
“Experts recommend that parents keep their reactions to such activities positive since sexual play is normal and allows the child to develop into a sexually healthy adult. Children engaging in same-sex sexual play is not necessarily an indication of a homosexual identity, just as children engaging in other-sex sexual play is not necessarily an indication of heterosexual identities.”
It is important to note that the website uses very specific “expert” information. The belief that children should sexually experiment at a young age with one another is not widely held.
Barry Steelhammer, a clinical social worker, wrote an essay a few years ago in which he argued that allowing young children to engage in sexual acts is actually detrimental to their health.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Tennessee also agrees that sexual acts between young children is wrong, and they instruct parents to tell children that “the touching of others’ private parts is not acceptable.”
SexInfo Online includes a video at the end of the “Childhood Sexuality” section that details how parents should handle masturbation for young kids.
If you want to get upset at how corrupt and vile this is, or just know what sort of harmful stuff is being preached at American universities, you can watch the video below.
(H/T: The Blaze)