By Citra Sidhu THE POLICE have been urged to investigate a guide which instructs children on how to have sexual intercourse.
The pro-life charity Life has asked the police to seize copies of a new explicit sex guide for children aged under 14 years and to initiate criminal proceedings against the authors.
Family rights campaigner Victoria Gillick also plans to question Home Office Minister Paul Boateng as to whether the booklet, called Say Yes, Say No, Say Maybe. amounts to an incitement to commit a criminal offence with girls under 16 years, the age of consent.
The guide, produced by Brook Advisory Service, a state-funded contraception and abortion referral agency, gives graphic step by step details of how and when to have intercourse.
Nuala Scarisbrick, Life's national administrator, said that her organisation had now asked Scotland Yard's Obscene Publications Unit to investigate Brook.
She said: "This is an utterly disgraceful publication which any decent person would immediately recognise as likely to deprave and corrupt.
"It repeatedly assures young girls and boys that there is nothing wrong with underage sex. It talks about anal sex without reminding readers that it is always unlawful between heterosexual partners.
"Let us hope the police will act at once to stop this vile material reaching vulnerable, innocent children."
Promoted as "educational", the 18-page booklet also graphically instructs on methods of foreplay and implies that children who do not have sex are a small minority.
In a section called The Good Grope Guide, it states that "nice girls feel sexy and nice girls make love. That's a fact of life".
The guide encourages young teenagers who may not feel comfortable "going the whole way", to experiment by masturbating each other, because "fooling around can be so much fun".
To get the most out of sex, it states that "all that touching and nibbling, sucking and rubbing" that turns sex from a "wham-barn thank you ma'am bore into the fireworks that leave you feeling wonderful and your partner thinking you the best thing since sliced bread".
Nick Seaton, chairman of pressure group Campaign for Real Education, said that to introduce children to such ideas at a young age was a form of child abuse. He said: "Parents will be horrified. Young people will be encouraged and titillated by this IIaterial."
Mrs Gillick said that any young person intent on not becoming sexually active, would have their resolve undermined.
She said: "As a pregnancy counsellor, I have given pregnancy tests to 11-year-olds who have been virtually raped while drunk by 21-year olds.
"If this sort of literature gets into the hands of young girls, they will be abused by young men at least six years older than them. Recent statistics from the United States show that six out of 10 sexually active under 16-year old girls were forced into that position by men in their 20s."
The booklet anticipates relationships between girls under 13 and men over 24 in its advice on contraception, but says that it is against the law.
However, it adds that whatever the child's age. Brook will provide any method of contraception in strict confidence, in spite of the fact that it is a criminal offence for doctors to supply children under 13 with birth control.
Mr Seaton said: "I can't think what they think they are doing when we are facing such a huge increase in the inci
dence of sexually transmitted disease in our young people and the high pregnancy and abortion rate, all apart from the morality angle.
"This is a cynical way to use children for financial benefit and shows a total disrespect for family values and the welfare of children themselves."
He added: "It is scandalous that taxpayers' money is being used to produce this sort of material. Brook receives funding from both the Department of Health, the National Lottery Fund and the NHS. At a time when the NHS claims to be short of money, it shouldn't be giving hundreds of thousands of pounds to Brook."
The booklet pre-empts Government plans to make teenage boys financially liable for fathering babies born to young girls, in a desperate attempt to cut the teenage pregnancy rate in Britain. which, standing at about 69 per thousand girls under the age of 19 years, is the highest in Western Europe.
Health Ministers have developed a multi-million pound campaign to be launched next month warning boys that they will face longterm child maintenance bills, whether they remain with the mother or not.
A Department of Health spokesman said: "We need to target boys and get them to think about the consequences of what they are doing."
Brook has received more than £25m from both central and local government over the last 10 years.