SUDBURY, Ontario, March 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Sudbury Catholic girls school is under fire this week after grade 7 students brought home handouts showing them how to perform oral sex.
The flyer was given out last Thursday at Marymount Academy, a Catholic all-girls school for grades 7-12, at an event to mark International Women’s Day.
Carmen James-Poulin, 62, says her granddaughter, who is in grade 7, “could not believe” it was handed out. “It’s not educational. It’s vulgar. It belongs on a porn site,” James-Poulin told QMI Agency.
The flyer, produced by the Toronto-based Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE), includes pictures and detailed advice on how to perform oral sex on boys and girls, including mention of “rimming,” which it describes as “contact between a person’s mouth and another person’s anus (bum).”
It suggests the teens try flavored lubes and condoms because “no one likes the taste of latex,” and urges them to “watch the teeth” because it “may detract from the fun.”
It also advises youth to visit the local Planned Parenthood office for information on “healthy sexuality.”
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board says the flyer was inappropriate for the “intended audience” and has pledged to use “stricter guidelines” in the future.
“[We] will certainly be screening all organizations’ distributed material on a go-forward basis,” director of education Catherine McCullough told QMI Agency.
But LifeSiteNews did not hear back by press time after questioning the board on how the flyer ended up at the school.
“They had a booth in the gymnasium, so they had to have permission to get in there. They wouldn’t have just been able to set up without somebody’s permission,” said James-Poulin.
CATIE has denied involvement, saying that they have not conducted a session in Sudbury for over a year and did not send the pamphlets to the school.
“This young woman might have received the pamphlet from any number of sources,” Jim Pollock, CATIE’s director of communications, told QMI Agency.
“These flyers are available at public health units and various frontline service providing agencies that are involved with health care. And the hospital as well, I believe, has ordered the pamphlet before.”
The flyer sparked controversy in 2010 when a Montreal-area science teacher distributed it to his grade 8 class. A CATIE spokesperson told QMI Agency at the time that it is intended for 18-year-olds.
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