It’s hard to believe the offending booklet was titled Science and Facts…
School girls at a Victorian public high school have been told sex with multiple partners will mean they “lose their stickiness” like tape.
Parents of female students at Fairhills High School in Knoxfield have been left outraged after conservative Christian pamplets distributed amongst the students also told them even hugging boys may be harmful.
Fairfax Media reports the booklets also said men may judge women on their choice of clothing.
The booklet, reportedly titled Science & Facts, also said girls are needier than males due to a hormone released in their brains, oxytocin, when they touch.
“[G]irls are needier than guys in a relationship and always want to be close,” the pamphlet said, according to Fairfax Media.
Nine News reports the booklet also said: “Is a hug harmless? Here’s a warning for girls! If a woman becomes physically close and hugs a guy for 20 seconds it will trigger the bonding process, creating a greater desire to be near him. Then if the guy wants to take the relationship further it will become harder for her to say no.”
It warned that having too many relationships could break “this special chemical bond,” Fairfax reports.
“Having multiple sex partners is almost like tape that loses its stickiness after being applied and removed multiple times. So the more you have the harder it is to bond to the next.” the pamplet said.
The pamphlets were distributed in June to year seven students during a weekly session at the school by a Christian youth group called Epic Youth, a branch of the Pentecostal CityLife church.
Students as young as 11 were reportedly exposed to the material.
A mother told Fairfax she was never asked for permission to allow her daughter to attend the program.
“You try so hard to teach girls not to be ashamed and not to feel like men can take liberties with them,” the mother, who did not want to be named, said. “[I]t is dangerous and unhealthy to teach this to girls, especially whilst they’re going through adolescence.”
The program has now been cancelled, according to Fairhills Acting Principal Russell Poulier.
Mr Poulier told Nine News in a statement:
“The program has been cancelled and we regret that these materials were distributed to students.
“The school will work closely with the Department to investigate the matter and make sure this can’t happen again.”
An Education Department spokesperson told Fairfax the materials were “completely inappropriate” and breached department policy.
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