Tuesday 5 July 2022 10:54 PM School board director who owns a sex shop plans to teach children as young as 9 ... trends now
Jenn Mason, who serves as the school board director for the Bellingham School District, is hosting four three-hour sexual education classes in August at her sex shop WinkWink Boutique as part of an event series dubbed the 'Uncringe Academy.'
The courses are broken down by age with children 9 to 12 in one class, and children 13 to 17 years old in another. They cost $50 each, but scholarships are available.
Among the topics the students will discuss are: 'What IS sex? Kinds of solo and partnered sexual activities,' 'sexual anatomy for pleasure and reproduction,' 'gender and sexual identities,' and 'safer sex practices for all kinds of sexual activities.'
According to the event page, the classes are supposed to be 'honest, supportive and inclusive sex education classes to help young people of all genders and sexual identities understand this important part of their life.'
The site goes on to say that the classes provide 'sex education that's based in empowerment and information, rather than shame, fear and judgment.'
'We use an accepting, informing and affirming framework,' the site says. 'Our focus is helping young people to feel comfortable around these topics so that they can advocate for their own bodies, health, and well-being.'
The workshops will be divided by age and 'presentation of topics will vary for developmental appropriateness,' it insists, and will be taught by Mason herself - just one month after Mason came under fire for holding a 'Queer Youth Open Mic Night' for children '0-18' at her shop.
She is now being called a 'child groomer' and a 'deviant' for her events, which are being held in her capacity as a store owner and not as a school board director.
Jenn Mason, who serves as the school board director for the Bellingham School District, is hosting four three-hour sexual education classes in August at her sex shop
Mason owns the WinkWink Boutique in Bellingham, Washington
Still, Mason has defended the upcoming sex ed classes.
In an interview with conservative radio host Jason Rantz, she described the courses as 'an introduction to topics related to relationships, puberty, bodies and sexuality.
'We focus on what makes healthy v unhealthy friendships and romantic relationships, the science of how puberty works, consent and personal boundaries, defining "sex" and discussing why people may or may not choose to engage in sexual activities.'
'This course includes understanding the basics of sexual anatomy, including the names and function of the body parts related to reproduction and pleasure,' she explained. 'We also cover the basics of biological sex, gender expression and sexual orientation.'
Mason also said that teaching safe sex practices is 'not generally covered as a main topic in this course, except as it relates to consent, communication and safety.'