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?
Not a week goes by lately without Gwyneth Paltrow inadvertently courting some kind of controversy. Whether it's her kooky diet or this little confession. Now the celebrity who people love to hate is making headlines again after her company GOOP featured children's bikinis on its website.
According to an article in Huffington Post, the two-piece suits are part of the Melissa Odabash, for both women and kiddos. The little mini-mini in a girls navy string bikini, priced at $45, though, has fired up some children's advocates.
"We remain very opposed to the sexualization of children and of childhood," said a rep for the child safety charity Kidscape in the Daily Mail.
"The dangers have been discussed at length, so it is a great pity that such trends continue and that they carry celebrity endorsement."
It's not the first time there has been media uproar over girls swimwear. In 2012, fellow celeb-turned-couturier Elizabeth Hurley faced similar criticism for her kids swimsuit line, and the year before that it was Abercrombie & Fitch.
So the jury is out. Do bikinis sexualize girls or are they an acceptable form of swimwear?
You feel like a big fat bowl of post-partum jelly. Your hair is falling out, and what the hell happened to that mid-pregnancy glow? Ironic, isn't it? In the months after you give birth, you probably don't exactly feel like the hottest version of yourself. But your partner sure does.
In the year after their child is born, guys feel more attractive, according to a study published in the Journal of Gender Studies.
But the strut is apparently short-lived, with guys' perceptions of their attractiveness reverting to normal after a year.
An article on Today Moms claims the surge in attractiveness comes from “validation your boys can swim.”
As with new mothers, it's equally crucial for guys to keep their game up and not become complacent. That means extra grooming and 'manscaping.'
To be fair, I can't even remember what my husband looked like in that hazy, myopic first year following my baby's birth. I'd say he's at his sexiest now, four years on, now that sleep deprivation is a thing of the past.
Dads, does this ring true? Can you relate?