Friday, 23 November 2007

The Problem, Not The Solution

"Sex education" is not the solution to the problem of the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases sweeping Britain. It is that problem. No one older than seven or eight can now be in the slightest doubt as to where babies come from, and no one older than 11 or 12 can now be in the slightest doubt as to how to put on a condom. Yet ... well, we all know yet what. When something is as spectacularly unsuccessful as this, then, at the very least, it ought to be discontinued as a matter of the utmost urgency.


  1. Spot on, as ever. Are you ever wrong? I can't think of an example.

    We are still in the grip of the generation that thinks it invented sex. So if you ask them why these things never used to be the case, they have no answer.

    They do not know about the VD epidemic during the War, and they do not know that before then society really wa scompletely different, though not because sex did not exist.

    We need to look to the social chnages during the War, at least as much as to the 60s, to get to the root of the problem.

  2. My father, who was in the War, always said that. And I think that, real though the changes in the Sixties were, far more people were affected directly and at the time by those in the Forties.