The Pleasure Is in Your Hands
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
A new sex education program in Spain’s Extremadura region is aimed at putting students’ sexual development into their own hands. The program, which teaches young people “sexual self-exploration” and “self-pleasure,” has sparked controversy as it battles with traditional (boring) Catholic views on sex. —JCL
It is a subject that would make most governments blush, but officials in the Spanish region of Extremadura have launched a major programme to encourage what could be described as a more hands-on approach to sexuality.
The region’s socialist government has launched a €14,000 (£12,600) campaign aimed at teaching young people how best to set about “sexual self-exploration and the discovery of self-pleasure” – or to put it less delicately: masturbation.
“Pleasure is in your own hands” is the slogan of a campaign that has sparked political controversy and challenges traditional Roman Catholic views on people having sex, even on their own, for non-reproductive reasons.
The campaign includes instruction on self-pleasuring techniques along with advice on contraception and self-respect.