New Jersey public schools suggests masturbating 'to relieve stress'

New Jersey public school students as young as 10 could be taught that puberty blockers are an acceptable way to ‘manage’ adolescence and that masturbating ‘a few times a day’ is a healthy way to relieve stress, sample lesson plan reveals

  • Sample lesson plans for pupils in New Jersey could be taught how puberty blockers are an acceptable way to ‘manage’ puberty
  • Another suggests masturbating ‘a few times a day’ a healthy way to relieve stress
  • Accompanying the lesson plans are a series of videos which include the subject of puberty and sexual anatomy
  • Another video looks at various sexual orientations including lesbian and gay 
  • Lesson plans were voted on in 2020 but are to be introduced from September 

Fifth-graders in New Jersey could be taught that puberty blockers are an acceptable way to ‘manage’ adolescence and masturbating ‘a few times a day’ is a healthy way to relieve stress.

The new sample lesson plans, some of which are accompanied by animated videos, are part of a broader, K-12 health and sex education curriculum adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education. The plans, which were first reported by Fox News, are now being reviewed by individual school districts in the state.

In one proposed lesson plan aimed at fifth graders entitled ‘It’s All about the Hormones,’ students are instructed to watch a video containing animation called  ‘Puberty and Transgender Youth.’

‘Whether you identify as male, female, gender queer or something else, you’re perfectly normal, and there are lots of ways to manage puberty so that it can be a fun, exciting time rather than a scary or stressful one,’ the video states.

In an animation that aligns with New Jersey lesson pans on sex education, it is suggested puberty blockers are an acceptable way to ‘manage’ puberty

The animation attempts to present the complex and personal issues in a light manner

https://youtube.com/watch?v=f7VyJKVBt7g%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D1

A 40 minute lesson plan aimed at fifth graders discusses puberty blockers 

‘If you feel you want more time to explore how you feel about your gender before your body starts to change, it’s important to talk with a parent, counselor, therapist or doctor about the feelings you have regarding your gender,’ the video details.

‘After some discussion and counseling, you may be referred to an endocrinologist. Endocrinologists specialize in hormones, and they’re the most likely to prescribe puberty blockers for someone who wants them. Puberty blockers are medications that will stop your body from changing.’

One Republican lawmaker, State Senator Holly Schepisi, was not impressed with the lesson plans declaring them to be ‘completely overboard with cringy detail for young kids.’  

‘I truly think New Jersey has lost its damn mind,’ she wrote. 

‘I can appreciate the need for students to receive age-appropriate instruction, but this is beyond the pale. We knew when Gov. Murphy used the cover of the pandemic to push these new standards through that something was terribly wrong, and now we can clearly see why they needed to do this in secret,’ Schepisi tweeted.

‘The agenda has swung so far left in an attempt to sexualize our precious children that parents are fighting back. Based on the overwhelming outreach I have received from parents, Democrats should expect a reckoning this fall,’  she added. 

One Republican lawmaker, State Senator Holly Schepisi, was not impressed with the lesson plans declaring them to be ‘completely overboard with cringy detail’

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Murphy told Fox News on Monday that while he believes parents should have a say in the education of their children, ‘some are using this as an opportunity to score political points and to further divide us – us vs. them – and I say that on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ communities.’

He also pointed out that such standards on gender identity were voted on two years ago by the state’s board of education.

The governor said that he was open to hearing from people that believe the standards ‘need to be adjusted or altered.’

One video discussion the issue of puberty sees a youngster alone in his bed at home

A box of tissues may come in handy for what follows 

In another example on the sample lesson plans aimed at fifth graders, an animated video raises the subject of puberty and sexual anatomy.

The video, titled, ‘Masturbation: Totally Normal,’ tells children that pleasuring themselves ‘a few times a day’ is a ‘physically safe way to express sexual feelings.’ 

The video, which is animated in a quirky cartoonish style, sees a boy taking off his pants and then getting underneath sheets before grabbing a tissue. 

A partner video aimed at girls also promotes self-gratification as ‘a way to relieve stress’ and depicts a girl using a hand-held mirror to examine herself.

Students enrolled in public schools across New Jersey will be receiving such lessons  on sex education and gender identity from the second grade onwards beginning in September.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=P5x5Fo7rMvY%3Frel%3D0%26showinfo%3D1

Quirky animations attempt to explain sexuality to a younger audience

The animation’s each last for a couple of minute and attempt to explain complex issues 

A lesson plan aimed at fifth graders addresses the subjects of sexual identity

As accompanying lesson plan gives advice to the teacher on how to broach the subject with their students

Fifth graders are treated to another animated video called ‘What is Love Anyway?’ which tackles the subject of sexual orientations.

‘While many people know their sexual orientation at a very young age, it is also common at this age to feel confused about your thoughts and feelings regarding who you find attractive. In fact, you may find yourself thinking about people of the same sex and of the opposite sex and be unsure,’ the video details.

A spokesperson on behalf of Westfield Public Schools said that the materials were a ‘simple list of resources’ rather than official state policy.

‘During a presentation at the February 22 Board of Education meeting, we provided an update on the district’s work to revise the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education curriculum. The presentation included a sample list of resources aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards to be considered as school districts work on revisions to the health and PE curriculum,’ Superintendent Dr. Raymond González said.

‘We made it clear at the meeting and subsequent meetings that these are resources only – they are not state-mandated – and that the district is in the process of developing its revised curriculum to meet state standards,’ superintendent González added.   

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