What’s the right way to talk to children about sex? Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have different ideas about how to answer this classic question — and for his part, Obama thinks stories about storks don’t fly after a certain age. Meanwhile, Romney proudly touts his record in promoting abstinence education.

AP via Huffington Post:

He has also said that if kindergartners ask teachers questions like where babies come from they should be given accurate information, not told a story about storks.

On Thursday, Obama told the AP that politicians shouldn’t engage in hypocrisy over the issue.

“We have to deal with a coarsening of the culture and the over-sexualization of our young people,” Obama said. “Of course, part of the coarsening of that culture is when politicians try to demagogue issues to score cheap political points.”

He added: “What we shouldn’t do is to try to play a political football with these issues and express them in ways that are honest and truthful. … Certainly, what we shouldn’t do is engage in hypocrisy.”

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