Sex ed event tells students to sext, watch porn & illegally use meth

by Dwayne Hastings |

One of the more tame pieces of material distributed during the Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside, Oregon.

 

CAUTION: Disturbing content is discussed.

SEASIDE, ORE. (Christian Examiner) – When a child is going on a field trip, parents assume the destination is a museum, the symphony or a local historic landmark. That's not necessarily so in northwest Oregon.

Students and educators have been attending for years a sex education conference in the state where young people are given advice on masturbation, virtual sex and remotely operated sex toys–without much known about the content of what was being taught, school officials claim.

The Adolescent Sexuality Conference was held in Seaside, Ore., in the spring. On the 2-day field trip, middle and high school students, some as young as 11 years old, were given gift bags that included lubricants and condoms.

Now, a Portland, Ore., television station's investigative reporting has exposed the conference, which has been held for nine years in the community. According to news reports few school officials or parents really knew anything about the event, even though students were required to secure approval from their parents to attend.

A reporter at the local CBS station, KOIN, was provided a video--recorded surreptitiously on a cell phone--that gave insight into some of the conference sessions, including "how to engage in intimate activities without going all the way."

The suggestions included bathing together, shaving each other, wearing each other's underwear, lap dances and strip tease routines. Students were introduced to high tech sex toys that can be operated remotely over the Internet, taught how to make an avatar for virtual sex and given suggestions on noteworthy porn websites.

Pamphlets given out at the conference went so far as to recommend using meth, a highly addictive drug, to enhance sexual stamina, saying, "Meth is widely used for a million reasons ... desire to have lots of sex with lots of partners for long periods." Meth is illegal to use outside of a doctor's prescription and limited to a narrow range of medical treatments because of its habit-forming properties and the damage it causes to the central nervous system.

The conference's organizer, Brad Victor, however, denied the conference exposed children to inappropriate content, encouraged illegal behavior or came anywhere close to constituting child abuse. He claimed to KOIN that conference materials and exhibits are simply educational tools for "preventing teen pregnancy, the prevention of STDs and developing healthy relationships."

While the organizers are already busy planning next year's conference, set for April 13 and 14, in Seaside, the local city attorney has announced the town's city council will meet Dec. 8 to discuss legal options regarding the conference.

Seaside is in northwest Oregon, situated along the state's Pacific coastline.