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Kids wearing Rubber "sex bracelets" (Newer Article With Parental Comments)
KATC.com ^ | May 24, 2004

Posted on 05/26/2004 8:25:27 AM PDT by EsclavoDeCristo

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Kids wearing Rubber "sex bracelets"
Fifth grader Megan Stecher shows off her array of "sex" jelly bracelets in front of her school.
Fifth grader Megan Stecher shows off her array of "sex" jelly bracelets in front of her school.

(NYP)-- A bizarre new kids' sex craze is sweeping the city's elementary schools.

Girls as young as 11 are stacking colorful rubber "sex bracelets" up their arms while their parents are unaware that each piece of the cheap jewelry represents a different sex act, according to a secret-code the kids share.

Some symbolize an invitation to kinky get-togethers, several kids told The Post.

The kids play a game called "Snap" associated with wearing the bracelets. In the game, girls wear the bracelets around their wrists, and if a boy runs up and rips one off, he gets a "coupon" from the girl to perform whatever sex act the color stands for.

A black bracelet indicates sexual intercourse, blue is oral sex, red is a lap dance or French kiss and white is a homosexual kiss - and it gets more in depth.

Green represents having sex outside.

Some of the bracelets stand for specific sexual positions, and there's even a light-green glow-in-the-dark version that means "using sex toys."

Megan Stecher, 11, a fifth-grader who sells the $1 bracelets to her classmates at Holy Child Jesus School in Richmond Hill, Queens, for $1.25 said her teachers are not aware of what they symbolize.

"No one wants to tell them, either," Megan said. "Everyone collects and wears all the colors to school, and all the kids know exactly what every color stands for." "One person tells someone, and they tell someone else, and that's how it spread," Megan said. "I heard about it in the neighborhood."

Megan's mother, Michelle Stecher, 33, originally thought it was an innocent fashion fad.

"I thought it was an outrageous Britney Spears phase, like Madonna used to do in the '80s with the black rubber bracelets," she said.

"But when I found out, I was outraged. I sent her to Catholic school to avoid things like this.

"I thought this could never, ever happen there."

Arial Martinez, Megan's best friend, also 11, said the bracelets became so widely known around her Bronx school, PS 60 in Woodlawn, that the teachers and principal banned the students from wearing them to class.

She said the teachers found out what they symbolize "because everyone was wearing them and talking about them all the time."

Arial said that as her friends find more colors, they try to describe new sex acts.

"I found out from kids on my block, and the word just spread fast," she said. "But I don't think it's right for young kids."

The neighborhood kids are buying the bracelets for a dollar a dozen at local 99 cent stores and beauty shops.

Many retailers are oblivious as to why they're selling the bracelets by the boatload.

"Last week, I had to order extras, so many kids were coming in for them," said Ming Zhang, who works at Aina Gift Shop on Jamaica Avenue. "I don't know why."

Although Megan says that neither she nor any friends of hers are actually having sex, she is savvy to all the graphic sex terms and the corresponding colors.

Megan's mom wonders where this all started and how the kids got so educated about sex.

"I'm just wondering who started this whole thing and how it reached Megan in her Catholic school," Michelle Stecher said. "I mean, I told her about the birds and the bees, but this is too much.

"I want the school to know what's going on with the kids and put a stop to it."

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"I'm just wondering who started this whole thing and how it reached Megan in her Catholic school," Michelle Stecher said. "I mean, I told her about the birds and the bees, but this is too much.

"I want the school to know what's going on with the kids and put a stop to it."

I would start by maybe..........disciplining your daughter!!! The mom is so outraged, but I wouldn't be surprised to find out the little girl sits in front of MTV all afternoon without objection of her mother!

1 posted on 05/26/2004 8:25:28 AM PDT by EsclavoDeCristo
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Bookarked


2 posted on 05/26/2004 8:28:06 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Oprah covered this with girls who were "into it". They were positively glowing about all the action.


3 posted on 05/26/2004 8:32:05 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
think the RAT vote will not be affected by parents that have no safe place for thier kids? Soon parents will get the message that a little sex, a little evil is a way to open the door to lots of sex and lots of evil. gay marriage, Britney who was once so pure and dozens of other icons that have fallen from the pedistal. Start with a former prez too.

Not a long slope to 9-11. Evil is subtle until it takes control. Anyone doubt that the reason the hijackers spent time in topless bars was that evil not a radical imman was at the core of their actions.

4 posted on 05/26/2004 8:32:27 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
She looks a little defiant in that photo, doesn't she?

No mention of what her father thinks of all of this.

6 posted on 05/26/2004 8:35:06 AM PDT by pubmom
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Pretty much an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/risque/school/bracelet.asp


7 posted on 05/26/2004 8:37:50 AM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace; Guillermo
Atrophied morals in the youth Ping!

(Don't worry, this is the last one LOL, but I have to wonder how hard it would be to strip, if when a guy takes off the top of a pop bottle without breaking the seal 'has' to be rewarded with a sex favor?). This was what I was touching on on the other thread. With atrophied morals come imprudent decisions. And compared to some of the things they are doing in high school, stripping in college seems like a walk in the park. A steal.

9 posted on 05/26/2004 8:40:09 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear missiles: The ultimate Phallic symbol.)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

I've seen girls wearing their bracelets like this but had no idea what it stood for. This is outrageous, elementary age children shouldn't even know about a lot of these things yet.


10 posted on 05/26/2004 8:40:10 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
I would start by maybe..........disciplining your daughter!!!

Parents would certainly not instinctually know what these bracelets mean. They look like pony tail holders. There wouldn't be any reason to assume those tacky little bracelets and things were anything but a odd pre-teen fashion trend... Kids do stuff like this, and the whole point is that their parents won't get it.

Now that the parents ~do~ get it, they'll switch to something else all the parents won't get, especially the parents that think their kid would ~never~.

11 posted on 05/26/2004 8:42:06 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (The Democratic Party has jumped the shark.)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Hey, but we'd better not let them see the Berg beheading.


12 posted on 05/26/2004 8:44:28 AM PDT by Hildy (...love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth. - Mark Twain)
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To: Salgak
Pretty much an urban legend.

Thanks, I kinda thought it was blown out of proportion.

Kids are always talking trash. The real truth is worse than the nonsense like this.

13 posted on 05/26/2004 8:46:08 AM PDT by Protagoras (Control is the objective , freedom is the obstacle.)
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To: Salgak
Status: Undetermined.
14 posted on 05/26/2004 8:46:22 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear missiles: The ultimate Phallic symbol.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

True. Makes me think about sending my (now nonexistent) daughter to a Yeshiva. And I'm not even Jewish...


15 posted on 05/26/2004 8:47:04 AM PDT by Clemenza (Strolling along country roads with my baby...)
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To: q_an_a

I suspect that they figured that since they were going to go to heaven as a reward for their suicide, they might as well have fun in the meantime.


17 posted on 05/26/2004 8:47:29 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Salgak

Stuff like this isn't proven or debunked. It isn't a single source that can be proven wrong, its a fad that could start today if two kids do it.


18 posted on 05/26/2004 8:49:04 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (The Democratic Party has jumped the shark.)
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To: Salgak
I went to high school in South Florida, where there was always at least one girl in every high school who put peanut butter on her (censored) and had a dog lick (censored). That girl was always referred to as "Skippy."

Even better was the fact that every high school claimed to be the one that got banned from Grad Night at Disney for throwing Mickey Mouse in the lake back in 1982.

19 posted on 05/26/2004 8:49:24 AM PDT by Clemenza (Strolling along country roads with my baby...)
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To: Salgak; spetznaz; Protagoras; All

Snopes is a Leftist site, run by Leftist activists, and aggressively promote a Leftist agenda.

They have extensively de-bunked any mention of the Clinton Body Count, and have linked to a Bush Body Count in its place.

When Iraqi Freedom kicked off, the blonde Socialiette who helps run Snopes stated on the site, that "they will not support the troops or the war so as to maintain their objectivity". Not a direct quote, so know-it-all paleo-FReepers can calm down.

I will not give them the Web hit they so desperately need, and neither should you.


20 posted on 05/26/2004 8:51:26 AM PDT by Old Sarge (It's not Bush's fault - It's THE MEDIA'S fault!)
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To: joey'smom

One of the most notorious all-girl Catholic schools in Toronto was named "Madonna Catholic High School." Those girls really lived up to their school's namesake (and I don't mean the Biblical one).


21 posted on 05/26/2004 8:52:42 AM PDT by Modernman (Work is the curse of the drinking classes. -Oscar Wilde)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I don't think it's just NYC. I attended both a Catholic high school and a public high school in upstate New York (not at the same time!). My experience was that underage drinking and promiscuity were more prevalent among the Catholic school kids.


22 posted on 05/26/2004 8:52:53 AM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

And yet these are probably the same people that devour coverage of Abu Ghraib and wonder how such "horrible" acts could happen...

What do you expect from our culture?


23 posted on 05/26/2004 8:53:17 AM PDT by jcb8199
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To: No Blue States
Bookarked

Hmm. What color bracelet represents "bookarking"? :-)

24 posted on 05/26/2004 8:55:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

It might stop when the stupid feminazis notice that only the girls seem to be wearing them!

Kind of a kinky sex slavery if you ask me.


25 posted on 05/26/2004 8:57:00 AM PDT by SpinyNorman (Kerry: the only man that can look like the front end of a horse while acting like the back end.)
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To: spetznaz

Meaning there isn't enough info currently to debunk it.

It took years to debunk the spider eggs in the bubble yum scare too


26 posted on 05/26/2004 8:57:36 AM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
"Haw, haw, ah luvit when a plan comes together!"


27 posted on 05/26/2004 8:57:58 AM PDT by freedomson (Baruch Habba B'Shem Adonai)
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To: NativeNewYorker
EVERY outer-borough NYC guy knows Catholic school girls are the "easiest" wenches.

Now didn't Billy Joel lament that "Catholic girls start much too late"?

28 posted on 05/26/2004 8:58:20 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Mais Oui! "Kerry" est le mot francais pour "Dukakis"!)
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To: q_an_a
Not a long slope to 9-11

Care to explain the direct causal link you have found to 911 ?


BUMP

29 posted on 05/26/2004 9:00:44 AM PDT by tm22721 (May the UN rest in peace)
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To: VRWCmember

Billy Joel was on Long Island, not in NYC proper. :)


30 posted on 05/26/2004 9:01:46 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Just when I thought it was safe to bypass speellcheck..
31 posted on 05/26/2004 9:03:18 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Salgak
Pretty much an urban legend.

Really? According to the Snopes link you provided:

Status: Undetermined.

When Snopes calls it "undetermined", I don't dismiss it as an urban legend.

32 posted on 05/26/2004 9:03:47 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Mais Oui! "Kerry" est le mot francais pour "Dukakis"!)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I thought he hailed from 52nd Street.


33 posted on 05/26/2004 9:04:25 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Mais Oui! "Kerry" est le mot francais pour "Dukakis"!)
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To: freedomson
lol!

My daughter wears these, well she used to till now.

Urban legend or not, its looks crappy anyway.

Its probably like how my parents thought Led Zeppelin was bad and I laughed at them.

But someone has to be the uncool parent, so she can get over it.

34 posted on 05/26/2004 9:07:58 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: NativeNewYorker

Yeah Baby!!!
St. Francis Prep! Francis Lewis Blvd. & The LIE.

LC


35 posted on 05/26/2004 9:21:57 AM PDT by LoneConservative (Peace... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Every generation has these fads.

Do the Men remember: In the Early 80's we wore safetypins laced with beads on our shoelaces ... they were given to us by the girls in school.

I also remember pulling the fip-tabs off the top of pop cans as to not break 'em. They were indended to get a piece ... the next generation will think of something else ...


36 posted on 05/26/2004 9:29:04 AM PDT by Buell_X1-1200 (Sorry, I'm tired of thinking of 'catchy' taglines.)
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To: No Blue States
"Bookarked"

OK, I give up:
How DO you "ark" a book?

This is a series question!

37 posted on 05/26/2004 9:31:48 AM PDT by Redbob (still hoping for the "self-illuminating glass-bottomed parking lot" solution to the Iraq problem)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
"I'm just wondering who started this whole thing"


38 posted on 05/26/2004 9:35:36 AM PDT by OXENinFLA (Time marches on ............................. For whom the bell tolls)
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To: Redbob

It might have to rain 40 days and 40 nights 1st.


39 posted on 05/26/2004 9:48:16 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Redbob
How DO you "ark" a book?

Well, if you bend its spine just so, you can make the pages protrude prominently.

Or something like that.

40 posted on 05/26/2004 9:50:32 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Who put the Tribbles in the Quadrotriticale?")
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To: Charles Martel
Well, if you bend its spine just so, you can make the pages protrude prominently

hey hey hey this is not a good place to talk about prominent protuberences!!!!!

hmmm wonder what color bracelet covers that ?

41 posted on 05/26/2004 9:58:16 AM PDT by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
Megan Stecher, 11, a fifth-grader who sells the $1 bracelets to her classmates at Holy Child Jesus School in Richmond Hill, Queens, for $1.25 said her teachers are not aware of what they symbolize

Megan Stecher must be expelled from this school today.

42 posted on 05/26/2004 10:18:15 AM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: EsclavoDeCristo
Megan's mom wonders where this all started and how the kids got so educated about sex.

HINT...


43 posted on 05/26/2004 10:21:44 AM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: q_an_a
Anyone doubt that the reason the hijackers spent time in topless bars was that evil not a radical imman was at the core of their actions.

Hint: "Radical Imam" = Evil

44 posted on 05/26/2004 10:23:26 AM PDT by montag813 ("A nation can survive fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.")
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Do they have one for doing your math homework?


45 posted on 05/26/2004 10:25:50 AM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: q_an_a
Anyone doubt that the reason the hijackers spent time in topless bars was that evil not a radical imman was at the core of their actions.

I figure they spent time in topless bars because they enjoyed looking at topless women. I doubt titties drove them to do what they did.

46 posted on 05/26/2004 10:31:46 AM PDT by Modernman (Work is the curse of the drinking classes. -Oscar Wilde)
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To: montag813

Things like this where talked about when I was in school, and that was before clintoon was elected.


47 posted on 05/26/2004 10:34:54 AM PDT by inflation (Cuba = BAD, China = Good? Why, should not both be treated the way Cuba is?)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo; *Catholic_list; american colleen; sinkspur; Lady In Blue; Salvation; ...
"I'm just wondering who started this whole thing and how it reached Megan in her Catholic school," Michelle Stecher said. "I mean, I told her about the birds and the bees, but this is too much.

Esclavo makes an excellent point! Most parents have filled their kids' rooms with all the 'tools' they need to succeed in school - computer with internet access, large screen television, etc. And when parents discipline their kids where do they send them? To their room, of course!

Also, it is a well known fact that Catholic schools take in the kids who are tossed out of the public schools.

Catholic Ping - let me know if you want on/off this list


48 posted on 05/26/2004 10:59:11 AM PDT by NYer (Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light! (2Cor 11:14))
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Sex at ELEVEN? And no doubt she wasn't the youngest! At 11, my primary interests were bicycles, swimming, fishing, and playing with my friends.


49 posted on 05/26/2004 11:03:10 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: EsclavoDeCristo

Bump


50 posted on 05/26/2004 11:04:44 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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