Sex ed mogul SIECUS outrageous 'Come for a Cause' fundraiser
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Where to start to describe something so utterly horrifying? SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, has partnered with Babeland, a sex store, in a scheme to raise money for sex education.

Babeland’s webpage features an article entitled “Come for a Cause: Sex Education.” It is illustrated by a picture of a smiling middle-aged woman holding an array of dildos. Here is the message from SIECUS board member Claire Cavanah:

I’m excited to tell you about Babeland’s latest Come for a Cause partner, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

That’s right, SIECUS has kept sex ed in the national conversation for fifty years! That means many of you were impacted in some way by their efforts. We’d like to ask you to “pay it forward” to the next generation, by giving Moregasm (perfect for those beginning their sexual journey) as a gift to a young person. For every Moregasm book and Moregasm Kit we sell during 2014, we will donate 10% to SIECUS. So whether it’s a graduation present or a quiet contribution to a student’s library, consider that what you are really giving is the gift of knowledge and sexual health.

I’m passionate about this not just as a parent and an activist, but because I became a board member of SIECUS last year and I believe in their work. SIECUS is the strongest national voice in support of reality-based sex education, helping teachers and administrators create comprehensive sex ed curricula, and supporting policy-makers’ attempts to build support for sexuality education in their communities.

Knowledge is sexy! Support SIECUS and pay it forward to the next generation with a gift of Moregasm.

Peace and Pleasure,
Claire Cavanah

The Moregasm book is subtitled Babeland’s Guide to Mindblowing Sex. It is touted as a gift for those “beginning their sexual journey,” or something you can quietly sneak into children’s libraries. The $250 Moregasm kit contains an array of Babeland’s sex toys and promises that if you buy it for yourself you may never leave your bedroom again. The website contains other items used for bondage sex, like a silicone ball gag, vibrating nipple clamps, leather and ice whip, under the bed restraints, Babeland bondage tape, and “bondage in a bag.”

And here is the really terrifying part of the story. SIECUS—now a partner with Babeland—is very influential in today’s comprehensive sex education. It is a partner with two other organizations in the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) initiative, which authored the National Sexuality Education Standards. Planned Parenthood claims that the standards “provide clear and consistent guidance on the essential minimum core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students.” All three FoSE initiative partners are intricately intertwined with Planned Parenthood. In addition, Planned Parenthood leaders are on the advisory committee for the standards and among the additional reviewers of the FoSE national standards. And the owner of Babeland is on the board of directors of SIECUS.

SIECUS was launched in 1964 by the Kinsey Institute to teach the Kinsey philosophy of sex education in American schools. Dr. Mary Calderone, a former medical director at Planned Parenthood, was the first director of SIECUS.

Dr. Alfred Kinsey authored the “Kinsey Reports” in 1948 and 1953, which were the basis for a sexual revolution that promoted and sanctioned promiscuity, pornography, and homosexuality. Kinsey’s research was disproportionally based on surveys of prison inmates, sex offenders, and prostitutes, and relied on the serial sexual abuse of very young children and infants.

Parents, take note. SIECUS is exerting tremendous influence on your child’s classroom sex education, along with Planned Parenthood and its other allies. It is imperative that parents organize and oppose all classroom sex education. Read Jim Sedlak’s Parent Power!!, free for downloading on our website. We will be glad to provide help with a proven, successful strategy for taking back your child’s school. Contact [email protected] to bring Jim Sedlak or Rita Diller to your community to help organize against Planned Parenthood/SIECUS sex ed. The future of our society hinges on getting and keeping Planned Parenthood and its network away from our children.