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ERIC Number: ED165912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Sex Education: How Adults Relate to Children's Sensuality.
Fogel, Alan
Current cultural attitudes toward children's sexuality resemble attitudes toward adults' sexuality; there is an emphasis on purely genital and orgasmic pleasure. Adults and children need warmth, physical contact, and a sense of belonging for which genital stimulation may be unnecessary or inappropriate. Children's sexual advances to adults, as well as adults' sexual attraction to children is re-interpreted in the broader perspective of love and affection in human relationships. It is suggested that adults learn to accept and recognize their own, and children's feelings of arousal, while firmly setting limits on mutual sexual behavior. This approach, coupled with warm, non-sexual physical contact between adults and children, is an essential accompaniment to the sex education curriculum. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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