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HHS: Children Are ‘Sexual Beings’
CNS News ^ | 8/22/2011 | Penny Star

Posted on 08/24/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT by IbJensen

( – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering advice to parents and teens about sex education, including assurances that teens may “experiment” with homosexuality as part of “exploring their own sexuality,” and that masturbation should be of concern only “if a child seems preoccupied with it to the exclusion of other activities.”

The information, located on a “Questions and Answers About Sex” link on the “Quick Guide to Healthy Living” portion of the HHS Web site, also describes children and infants as “sexual beings.”

Under the question “When Do Kids Start Becoming Curious About Sex?” the answer notes that infants have curiosity about their bodies.

“Children are human beings and therefore sexual beings,” the Q&A Web page says. “It's hard for parents to acknowledge this, just as it's hard for kids to think of their parents as sexually active. But even infants have curiosity about their own bodies, which is healthy and normal.”

As for masturbation and “what sort of ‘sexual’ behavior do young kids exhibit?” the page says, “Parents should only be concerned about masturbation if a child seems preoccupied with it to the exclusion of other activities. Victims of sexual abuse sometimes become preoccupied with self-stimulation.”

A link at the bottom of the Q&A page, entitled “Sexual Attraction and Orientation,” includes information on sexual experimentation, including homosexuality.

“Thinking sexually about both the same sex and the opposite sex is quite common as teens sort through their emerging sexual feelings,” the page says. “This type of imagining about people of the same or opposite sex doesn't necessarily mean that a person fits into a particular type of sexual orientation.”

“Some teens may also experiment with sexual experiences, including those with members of the same sex, during the years they are exploring their own sexuality,” the page reads. “These experiences, by themselves, do not necessarily mean that a teen is gay or straight.”

Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the conservative Family Research Council, said that the HHS Web site does include some positive information, such as statements about abstinence being the best way to avoid pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases and the need for parents to teach their children sexual facts.

But some of the information has no place on a federal government Web site, he said.

“The idea that ‘children are human beings and therefore sexual beings’ is one of the most destructive myths of the sexual revolution,” Sprigg told “To a large extent, this myth may be traced to the ‘research’ conducted by Alfred Kinsey, including the infamous ‘Children of Table 34’ experiments, which involved the deliberate sexual abuse of children as young as 6 months old under ‘experimental’ conditions.”

“The fact that young children are aware that their bodies include genitalia hardly makes them ‘sexual beings,’ and it is improper (and potentially dangerous) to treat them as such before puberty,” he said.

While it is correct to say that a physical encounter between teens of the same sex does not mean they are “gay,” it does not mean homosexuality should be promoted to teens as normal, Sprigg said.

“It is homosexual activists, promoting the ‘born gay, can't change’ myth, who all too often encourage young people to prematurely label themselves as ‘gay,’” he said.

Sprigg added that encouraging teens to become sexually active in any way is wrong: “Sexual ‘experimentation,’ whether same-sex or opposite-sex, should be discouraged for all teens,” he said. “Sex is sex, whether ‘experimental’ or not, whereas abstinence is abstinence --and the latter should be the expected standard of behavior for unmarried teens.”

The HHS Web site reassures teens and parents that having homosexual tendencies as a young person is “common” as teens “sort through their emerging sexual feelings.” asked HHS through its press office whether the information on the Web site encourages teens to be sexually active, including taking part in homosexual sex, and if it also encourages parents to accept that behavior.

The agency had not responded to the question by the time this story was posted.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: enoughalready; evilregime; hhs; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; obozo; sebelius; sexpositiveagenda
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Why do we need an HHS or, for that matter, an FCC, EPA, etc?

Americans survived before these monstrosities came to be. They spit out thousands of pages of regulations and suck up hundreds of billions (trillions? if you count all the alphabet soup regulatory agencies) of dollars that could be used in the private sector to spend/invest/hire people and, as we see here, corrupt families. Ditch the HHS and the rest of the regulatory crap, and give the taxpayers their hard earned money back so they can support their own families.

1 posted on 08/24/2011 2:00:23 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Another agency that needs to be zeroed out.

2 posted on 08/24/2011 2:03:00 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: IbJensen

I went through Psych, which was a Humanities that everyone was required to take. Among the topics we touched upon was Child Development. Yes, Children go through an oral phase - that’s why babies put everything in their mouth. There is also the anal phase. Young children have a fascination of their waste products - this is something they ‘make’ and they are fascinated by this.

But to equate this to sexual lusts - is completely inane, and self-serving. There is gender curiosity (why are girls build differently than boys), but actual sexual attraction and desires do not manifest until puberty.

3 posted on 08/24/2011 2:04:50 PM PDT by Hodar
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>HHS: Children Are ‘Sexual Beings’

Just going off the title this is quite true (in one sense) as children are humans, and as humans have a sex (gender) even prior to their birth.
...but, even so, that is wholly separate from sexuality (what the article is really about).

4 posted on 08/24/2011 2:09:41 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: IbJensen

The hell they are. Having to tell my three-year old to stop pulling on it and then trying to push it in while he’s in the tub doesn’t make him a sexual being.

5 posted on 08/24/2011 2:10:21 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Don't mend SS, end it.)
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To: Hodar

Well said.

6 posted on 08/24/2011 2:10:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: IbJensen

7 posted on 08/24/2011 2:12:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: IbJensen

And, why are the ramblingss of that diabolical pervert Kinsey so widely accepted in academia???

8 posted on 08/24/2011 2:13:01 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: IbJensen
HHS is clearing the way for Pedophiles.

Like when the Psychiatrists decide that homosexual were not deviant, there by clearing the way for the BS we are going through with them now.

9 posted on 08/24/2011 2:20:12 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: IbJensen; Hodar; tnlibertarian

This is all part of Kinsey’s “contribution” to the progressivist movement. Freud definitely overinterpreted the sexual-rival component of human behavior (because he was a non-religious Jew trying to kill his own father, God), but even he realized that it was not all about body parts and he saw it more as an emotional conflict between different forces in the lives of an individual.

Kinsey (an American biologist and entomologist from a Methodist background) was the one who really took Freud’s somewhat misguided observations and made them lethal. He was also the one who experimented on young children and was the great hero of the progressivist movement...whose heirs are in the US government today.

10 posted on 08/24/2011 2:26:17 PM PDT by livius
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To: IbJensen

These agencies exist to provide patronage jobs for Democrats——>who give some of that money back to the Dem party——> who givem them more of our money so that they can give some of it back to the Dems at election time. When they are not getting the Dems elected, they are busy enslaving us to a communist dictatorship.

11 posted on 08/24/2011 2:27:06 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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Wow. Those on the left really want sex with kids.

Why would a kindergartner need to know how to have sex, especially dysfunctional homosexual sex? The pedophiles and homosexuals are deliberately putting the thought in their little, innocent heads - so they can get their vile hands on them when no one else is looking.

I believe the far left is extremely dangerous to Americas children. Parents had better wake up. Tomorrow their children will be passed around the liberal utopia as sex toys, and the parents will wonder how the heck it happened. Even worse, they won't be able to do anything to save their kids from these monsters.

12 posted on 08/24/2011 2:31:55 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: IbJensen

the government, public schoolz and Hollyweird are all run by perverts these days

13 posted on 08/24/2011 2:33:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Venturer

HHS, like the rest of the central socialist government, is staffed by disciples of satan!

The sooner Americans realize this the sooner we have a revolution that will throw these rats into the Potomac.

14 posted on 08/24/2011 2:40:49 PM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: IbJensen

HHS is infested with NAMBLA members. Unfund and then disband HHS!

15 posted on 08/24/2011 2:40:58 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: tnlibertarian
They're just playing eith the ambiguity of the term "sexual being." Everybody's XX or XY as soon as they're conceived. Everyone expressed a certain amount of curiosity almost as soon as they can form the words. Like when your 3 and 4 year olds peel off their swim suits while jumping through the sprinkler, and notice the difference in peepee equipment.

It absolutely does not translate into "sexual intrest" in the turned-on sense, and if you run into a case where it does, it constitutes evidence that the child has been molested or abused.

16 posted on 08/24/2011 2:43:57 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; and that His justice cannot sleep forever.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The left wing "elites" see the world through the eyes of the democrat base. They have very little contact with the normal, responsible members of society. To the far left control freaks, people are ignorant and unable to control any aspect of their own lives, because that's what their base, their supporters, show them.
These elitists have no idea there's an entirely different world living all around them. They're blind to anything but the lifestyles of the democrat base, where children are noting waste products, political pawns, or sex toys.
17 posted on 08/24/2011 2:52:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: IbJensen

What does the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have say to the parents of kids who decide to sexually experiment with the family dog? Is this as normal as homosexual experimentations?

18 posted on 08/24/2011 3:13:24 PM PDT by BBell
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To: concerned about politics

Long past time to shove the central socialist government into the Potomac and start over!

19 posted on 08/24/2011 4:04:32 PM PDT by IbJensen (God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made politicians.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Labeling children as “sexual beings” is a ploy to sexualize and normalize sexual activity in children—it is why APA is considering taking “intergenerational sex” off their mental illness list-—exactly like they did with homosexuality—with junk science.

All psychology and philosophy—even Rousseau—and particularly Freud and all later psychologists (up until this push to make homosexuality “normal” and mainstream)—have all validated that the latency period in children (6-12 yrs) is an essential part of a healthy development period in which children grow up to have emotionally mature sexual experiences in adulthood. Boys should identify with boys and girls with girls—and enjoy those relationships most—it is never sexual with normal environments. It is necessary to discover their own sexual identity and what it means to be a girl and boy.

Disturb this period by sexualizing the child—(labeling them homosexual is the goal of the homosexual school czar)—you destroy the privacy and dignity and inherent intimacy of the sexual act—you make it a “group” activity—devoid of worth and intrinsic and moral value. It creates revulsion in immature children—they learn disrespect of the opposite sex because the sex act is a meaningless concept to them which is unable to be understood both in emotional and physical terms.

From McGrath MD: ....”...latency is also responsible for strengthening inborn mental barriers that control base sexual and aggressive instincts. These mental barriers or “restraints” consist of feelings of shame, disgust, moral ideas, aesthetics, pain, horror, etc. These barriers are inborn and are essential for controlling raw sexual, aggressive and brutal instincts.” Freud reiterates this in Sexuality and the Psychology of Love.

Herbert Marcuse (Marxist) in the 50’s wanted to destroy the moral fiber in the US to destroy the family and Christianity. It was his idea and that of cultural Marxists to disturb the normal sexual identity formation of young children—to sexualize them so they develop all sorts of dysfunctions and never any mature normal sexual relations in marriage. Marcuse believed in group sex for recreation—and the destruction of the family unit and all relationships. Marxists don’t like any loyalty to other than the state—people are objects to be used.

This is quote from a psychiatrist William McGrath: Premature interest in sex is unnatural and will arrest or distort the development of the personality. Sex education should NEVER be foisted on children....”

Melvin Anchell, MD writes in his book, What’s wrong with Sex Education? :
“....If compassion fails to develop during latency due to direct sexual energies being kept stirred up by school sex teachings, it is most unlikely to develop at any other time in life. Persons whose compassionate feelings are destroyed during latency by sex education are frequently devoid of this emotion. “ Freud states: “The absence of the barrier of compassion brings with it the danger that the connection between cruelty and the sexual instincts may prove unbreakable.”

This fits—lots of homosexual serial killers were sexually molested—sodomized boys. Manson was sodomized as a boy. Hitler and the Brownshirts were probably sodomized as boys—homosexuality and the boy scouts were an institution in the Weimar Republic when they were boys—

No one—like the Brownshirts and the serial killers—all sexual perverts were the most cruel people ever. Research it/ Pink Swastika—online)

20 posted on 08/24/2011 4:06:57 PM PDT by savagesusie
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