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The Pleasure Is in Your Hands

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

The Guardian:

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.

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