Germans have a reputation for being very open sexually. But even parents there balked at a graphic sex ed book doled out to kids as young as five. According to an article in the Daily Mail, 'Where Do You Come From?' features explicit cartoon images of a couple using condoms and having sex, so it might as well have been called 'How Do You Come?'
Education is a wonderful thing, but it's all about timing, no? The Berlin school was slow to take notice of the complaints. The book is still available, but not to pupils.
'When it's so good that it can't get any better, Lisa and Lars have an orgasm ... the vagina and penis feel nice and tingly and warm,' reads the book.
"Sex education should accompany the development of children, but not speed it up," said politician Dorothee Baer of the Christian Social Union party in Bavaria.
'Where Do You Come From?' is not new, but it is no longer being printed. The book was published in association with a German family planning organization back in 1991.
Do kids really need to know this much about sex this early on? Is five too young to start teaching children about sex?