September 17, 2004
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in USA Today, Laura Berman recently issued a call for children,
especially teenagers, to receive "effective sex education." Berman,
director of the Berman Center, a woman's sexual health facility
in Chicago, clearly sees parents as the problem in the delivery
of what she conceives as "effective" sex
Adolescent culture is "laced with sexuality," Berman instructs.
As she explains:
"Teenage girls run around in halter tops and miniskirts with
the words 'juicy' on their
behinds. Oral-sex parties have replaced Spin the Bottle in some circles,
with kids believing in the Clintonian truism that 'oral sex is not
sex.' And then there is the teen subculture of instant messaging
in which sexual innuendo and invitations fly back and forth."