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The Local 15.08.2011 15:42

Officials in Basel have agreed to rename the "sex box" after receiving about 3,000 letters of protest from parents angered by the controversial trove of wooden penises and fabric vaginas set to be used in a new sex education programme for playschool and primary school kids.

Read the full article: 'Sex box' to get new name as parents revolt

http://www.thelocal.ch/upload/image/...681de2f1b1.jpg

GalwayKerry 22.08.2011 22:41

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jesus they look like irish sandwiches

st2lemans 22.08.2011 22:44

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Originally Posted by GalwayKerry (Post 1311030)
jesus they look like irish sandwiches

What are "irish sandwiches"? :confused:

Tom

22.08.2011 23:02

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I think conservative parents should be pleased - those things will put their offspring off sex for a good long while ;).

Guest 22.08.2011 23:03

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1311037)
What are "irish sandwiches"? :confused:

Sandwiches in Ireland. ;)

mimi1981 23.08.2011 08:01

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Originally Posted by GalwayKerry (Post 1311030)
jesus they look like irish sandwiches

They look more like doughnuts to me :msnblush:

grynch 23.08.2011 08:50

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Originally Posted by mimi1981 (Post 1311189)
They look more like doughnuts to me :msnblush:

brings whole new meaning to cream puff.

Guest 23.08.2011 09:05

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Is it just me or is that Christoph Eyemann digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself with every paragraph of that article. It's almost painful to read.

Nil 23.08.2011 10:31

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Is it just me or is that Christoph Eyemann digging a deeper and deeper hole for himself with every paragraph of that article. It's almost painful to read.
Some would argue than a hole is a hole.

Nil 23.08.2011 10:31

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And if it is painful, someone is not doing it right! :D

Textoch 23.08.2011 10:45

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Originally Posted by GalwayKerry (Post 1311030)
jesus they look like irish sandwiches

Notice that the "vagina" appears to be a bit irritated and could possibly be sporting a yeast infection. :D

bedevil 29.09.2011 16:09

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Thought I would post an update for anyone who is interested.

http://www.20min.ch/news/basel/story...hrige-16883717

The Post considers the instruction booklet that accomanies the sex box pornographic. Can't say I disagree.
Why on earth would a 4 year-old child need to know how to apply a condom onto their partner??

amogles 29.09.2011 16:38

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Originally Posted by The Local (Post 1301998)
Officials in Basel have agreed to rename the "sex box" after receiving about 3,000 letters of protest from parents angered by the controversial trove of wooden penises and fabric vaginas set to be used in a new sex education programme for playschool and primary school kids.

Read the full article: 'Sex box' to get new name as parents revolt

http://www.thelocal.ch/upload/image/...681de2f1b1.jpg

Note to The Local:

Please learn to use the search function.

Don't start new threads over things that have been done to death elsewhere. If you have anything new to ad, revive the old thread for that.

Braincake 29.09.2011 16:56

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Ehhh, this is the most stupid thing I have ever seen :msntongue:

MathNut 29.09.2011 17:04

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Originally Posted by bedevil (Post 1357594)
Thought I would post an update for anyone who is interested.

http://www.20min.ch/news/basel/story...hrige-16883717

The Post considers the instruction booklet that accomanies the sex box pornographic. Can't say I disagree.
Why on earth would a 4 year-old child need to know how to apply a condom onto their partner??

The article doesn't make it at all clear whether that booklet is meant for 4-year-olds, for older kids, or even as a teacher's manual. I think everybody's just jumped to the most sensational conclusion (as usual).

bedevil 30.09.2011 21:34

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Originally Posted by MathNut (Post 1357656)
The article doesn't make it at all clear whether that booklet is meant for 4-year-olds, for older kids, or even as a teacher's manual. I think everybody's just jumped to the most sensational conclusion (as usual).

Actually, the title of the article says Post stops Porn Book for 4 Year Olds... maybe that is where the "conclusion" came from. Also included in the article:

«Bilder, die Erwachsenen nicht verteilt werden dürfen, werden als Lehrmittel für 4-Jährige verwendet. Das ist ein absoluter Skandal.»

In any case, I just thought it a relevent follow-up to this thread for anyone who may be interested.

Guest 30.09.2011 21:37

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Originally Posted by bedevil (Post 1359508)
Actually, the title of the article says Post stops Porn Book for 4 Year Olds... maybe that is where the "conclusion" came from.

Hmmm... a title written by a harassed, exhausted, possibly drunk sub-editor.

Sure, that counts as evidence.

Has anyone on the forum actually seen any of the materials we're discussing?

Guest 30.09.2011 21:40

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Has anyone on the forum actually seen any of the materials we're discussing?
Not yet but I've tricked my mum into knitting me a set for Chrimbo...

NotAllThere 30.09.2011 21:50

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Has anyone on the forum actually seen any of the materials we're discussing?
No, but this issue has been doing the rounds of the local churches who are agin' it. With all the hysteria, it's hard to work out what it's actually all about.

Guest 30.09.2011 21:56

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Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 1359529)
No, but this issue has been doing the rounds of the local churches who are agin' it. With all the hysteria, it's hard to work out what it's actually all about.

Yup. We had an incomprehensible lecture about it in Glarnertuuutsch, too.

I'm still struggling to find the fire inside me to do something about it, especially after all the SHOCK and HORROR about the new Terms and Conditions on the English Forum...

So much awfulness and so little time! :eek:


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