UK selling graphic sex guide aimed at EIGHT YEAR OLDS
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A controversial sex book aimed at children aged eight and above, has received criticism over its "deeply inappropriate" illustrations of masturbation, "scissoring" and gender curiosity.
The book, Welcome to Sex, was released in the UK this month has been rightly slammed for being too graphic, not age-appropriate, and fails to consider the necessary risks to safeguarding.
It is the first time the publication has been published in Britain and is on sale in WHSmith and Griffin Books, as well as on Amazon for £10.99.
The "no-silly-questions guide to sexuality, pleasure and figuring it out" which contents includes a how to guide for oral sex, an explanation of how "two penis-owners have anal sex" and cartoon drawings of two women "scissoring".
The publication aimed at young children also discusses "Gender identity labels" which features a range of identities such as "agender", "gender fluid", "trans" and "brotherboy" - an aboriginal who was presumed female at birth but has a male spirit.
Co-author and broadcaster Yumi Stynes previously said a "mature eight-year-old could flick through" it.
Tanya Carter, a spokeswoman for Safe Schools Alliance - an organisation which campaigns to uphold child safeguarding in schools - slammed the book as "alarming".
Carter said: "Once again we are alarmed at people thinking safeguarding doesn’t apply to books.
"Yes, eight-year-olds need accurate information about puberty, as some will be about to start.
"That’s not what this book is. It is disingenuous to pretend that the only options are no sex education at all or this deeply inappropriate book."
The "extremely graphic" book, which also discusses porn, sexual positions and LGBTQI issues, has already sparked concern in Australia when it was published there last summer.
Social media users shared their anger following the release.
One person wrote: "Really? We need to teach 11-year-olds different sex positions? This book is a big no from me."
Another added: "It is extremely graphic. We should all make the effort to protest this stuff to children."
Stynes has defended her controversial book as she hit back saying: "if you don't want to read it, by all means, don't read it".
Stynes added that she hopes the book will be a "trusted resource" that will stop parents falling into saying the "wrong thing or saying something that's informed by sexism or bad science".