BY A STAFF REPORTER
MUCI-I of so-called sex education is nothing of the sort, but is in fact sex stimulation. says the leading article in the July Catholic Medical Quarterly, the journal of the Catholic doctors' organisation, the Guild of St. Luke. ('osmas and Damian.
"There is one word," says the article. -in the English language which is used nowadays more than any other, be it on radio. television, in magazines, or even in ordinary education. The word, of course. is sex.
"It is difficult to understand this obsession with sex, not so much with sex per Sc (which has always been something of an obsession), but with sex educat The article refers to the tremendous enthusiasm for teaching the very young about sex and wonders what the qualifications are to become an expert on sex. Journals devoted to sex were springing up like mushrooms. and even the British Medical Association had jumped on the bandwagon with its publication You. The very latest addition was. of course, the sex supermarket.
"The inhabitants of this world, ever since the time of Adam and Eve (and that is quite a long time ago) have managed their sex lives quite successfully and without the benefits of any sex education." continues the article.
The writer argues that the mind of a child is not a small edition of an adult mind and that children mature at very different ages. Boys and girls could not assimilate information about bodily functions years in advance of their own physical development. "One can only conclude that this so-called sex education is nothing of the sort: it is in fact sex stimulation. The natural reaction of a child who does not fully understand what it is being taught is to experiment, whether it he chemistry. physics or anything else, ineluding sex. "It is noteworthy that the onset of this enthusiasm for sex education coincided with the start of the 'permissive society' Which afflicts us today. One is forced to the conclusion that this sex education is indeed, the direct root cause of the permissive society."