WARNING: Article contains graphic pictures that some readers may object to.
A Belgian sex education website has been highly criticized after recommending children as young as 7 to view it’s explicit drawings.
The website, “Alles over seks” (Everything about sex), was designed by Sensoa, a center for sexual health in the Belgian region of Flanders, who many regard as experts on the subject.
The organization describes and illustrates many aspects of sex, including birth control, STDs, sexual positions and sex toys.
Techniques called the “twist and shout” method, the “V-finger technique” and the “deep cave sex position” are just a few young children can view and learn about on the website.
The hummingbird technique is explained as, “Make with your tongue rapid ‘flappy’ movements over the penis, just like the wings of a hummingbird. You can apply this technique everywhere, from the testicles to the tip of the penis.”
The website was made for children approximately 15 years old (much to young to be learning such things), but was also recommended for those as young as 7 in Belgian schools.
Frederic Leire, father of two children aged 7 and 9, said his youngsters got the guide at school. He said he was shocked when he saw how explicit the website is.
The Catholic Education organization was understandably shocked about the website as well. Spokeswoman Marijke van Bogaert said, “It is up to the parents to talk about this with their children. We should give 11 and 12 year olds information about sexuality which is tailor-made for their age group.”
Flemish Minister for Culture and Youth Sven Gatz disagreed, and said that those opposed show “a new kind of prudishness.”
Gatz said: “I am a proponent to talk openly about sexuality, without taboos. And that is exactly what this website does with explicit drawings.”
Sensoa spokesman Boris Cruyssaert said that although they targeted children 15 year old, he feels it is appropriate for “youngsters aged 10 or 11” as well.