Paris Tweens Get Their SexyEdBack

Frank exhibit touches on everything from how to kiss to icky feelings
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2008 2:55 PM CST
Paris Tweens Get Their SexyEdBack
Titeuf, a character created by the French cartoonist Zep, figures in a new exhibit at a Paris museum that aims to demystify sex and love for tweens--and modest parents.   ((c) bgvjpe)

Worried that the French approach to sex education isn't very, well, French, a new exhibit in a Paris science museum is teaching kids what happens when the lights go out in the City of Lights. The museum exposes the anatomical, biological, and mushy sentimental mysteries of sex through exhibits that range from practical to goofy, the LA Times reports. 

"The reality is I don't want to talk about it," said one red-faced mom. "And here I know they've done a good job, and she won't be shocked." But not everyone is thrilled with the frank approach. "We at least want parents to have the power to keep their children from it," says one member of a conservative parents' group that petitioned the education ministry for notification of class trips to the museum. (Read more Paris stories.)

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