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School board director who owns a sex shop plans to teach children as young as 9 about pleasure

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A wakeful school board director in Washington state plans to teach children as young as nine about topics like sexual pleasure in a series of workshops at her sex shop.

Jenn Mason, the school board director for the Bellingham School District, will be teaching four three-hour sex education classes at her sex shop WinkWink Boutique in August as part of a series of events dubbed the “Uncringe Academy.”

The courses are divided by age with children from 9 to 12 in one class and children from 13 to 17 in another. They cost $50 each, but scholarships are available.

Topics the students will discuss include: ‘What IS sex? Types of Solo and Partner Sexual Sexual Activities,” “Sexual Anatomy for Pleasure and Reproduction,” “Gender and Sexual Identities,” and “Safer Sex Practices for All Kinds of Sexual Activities.”

According to the event page, the classes would be “honest, supportive and inclusive sex education classes to help young people of all genders and sexual identities understand this important part of their lives.”

The site goes on to say that the classes “provide sex education based on empowerment and information, rather than shame, fear and judgment.”

“We use an accepting, informing and affirming framework,” the site reads. “Our focus is to help young people feel comfortable around these topics so they can advocate for their own bodies, health and well-being.”

The workshops will be age-categorized and “the presentation of topics will vary according to developmental aptitude,” it emphasizes, and will be taught by Mason himself — just a month after Mason came under fire for holding a “Queer Youth Open.” Mic Night’ for children ‘0-18’ in her shop.

She is now being referred to as a “groomer” and a “deviant” to her events, which are held in her capacity as a shop owner and not as a school board director.

Jenn Mason, the school board director for the Bellingham School District, teaches four three-hour sex education classes in her sex shop in August

Jenn Mason, the school board director for the Bellingham School District, teaches four three-hour sex education classes in her sex shop in August

Mason owns the WinkWink Boutique in Bellingham, Washington

Mason owns the WinkWink Boutique in Bellingham, Washington

Mason owns the WinkWink Boutique in Bellingham, Washington

Still, Mason has championed the upcoming sex ed lessons.

in a interview with conservative radio host Jason Rantz, she described the courses as “an introduction to topics related to relationships, puberty, bodies and sexuality.”

We focus on what makes healthy and unhealthy friendships and romantic relationships, the science of how puberty works, consent and personal boundaries, defining ‘sex’ and discussing why people choose or do not choose to engage in sexual activity. activities.’

“This course involves understanding the basics of sexual anatomy, including the names and function of the body parts associated with reproduction and pleasure,” she explained. “We also cover the basics of biological sex, gender expression and sexual orientation.”

Mason also said that teaching safe sex practices is “generally not covered as a main topic in this course, except when it comes to consent, communication and safety.”

And she described sex as having no fixed definition, arguing that one person’s definition of sex may differ from another’s.

“While some people think that sex is only when a penis goes into a vagina,” sex can really be any activity a person does with themselves or others to get aroused.

“There’s no such thing as ‘real’ sex, and it’s okay if your definition of sex is different from someone else’s.”

Mason has no specific training on adolescent sexuality, but claims to have spent ten years working at a rape crisis center, developing, leading and teaching “consent and healthy relationships workshops” to thousands of middle and high school students.

She is also a certified sex educator through the American College of Sexologists, a certified sex coach through the Sexology Institute, and a certified advocate for victims of sexual assault.

WinkWink Boutique is described on its website as a 'sex shop that enjoys expertly curated sex and body products, lingerie and books'

WinkWink Boutique is described on its website as a 'sex shop that enjoys expertly curated sex and body products, lingerie and books'

WinkWink Boutique is described on its website as a ‘sex shop that enjoys expertly curated sex and body products, lingerie and books’

Mason previously hosted a Queer Youth Open Mic Night in the store, where ‘0-18’ was given the chance to ‘share five minutes of poetry, music or a story’.

It was billed as an event honoring “youth pride by providing a space and stage for young gay voices in our community.”

Mason said at the time that the open mic night would be “physically separated” from the sex toys in the store, saying she does not sell pornography or other age-restricted items.

“Because this is a public event at a private company, anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable with the venue can choose not to attend,” she said. Fox news.

Photos from inside the store, however, show it sells lingerie, as well as books, titled “More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory.”

The shop’s website also says it hosts classes such as “No-monogamy for beginners” and private intimacy and sex coaching sessions.

And under the “About” section, WinkWink Boutique is described as a “sex shop that enjoys expertly curated sex and body products, lingerie, and books.”

We believe that normalizing, accepting and affirming all bodies, identities and gender experiences is an inherently political act. “Pleasure is our revolution.”

It continues to say there are no age restrictions for shopping in the store, saying, “A lot of young people feel like they can’t ask questions about sex.

“Everyone eventually learns about sex somewhere (or someone); unfortunately, they are often given inaccurate, unhealthy and dangerous information that puts them at risk.

“We believe that all people deserve to have a place where they can ask questions in a non-judgmental setting, and get answers from sexual educators who have their well-being in mind.”

Still, the site notes that “being open to all ages doesn’t mean young kids shop with us.”

“Remember that just because Home Depot is for all ages, five-year-olds don’t show up in droves to buy chainsaws just because they can.”

Conservatives on Twitter are now calling out Mason, calling her a 'deviant' and a 'child predator and groomer'

Conservatives on Twitter are now calling out Mason, calling her a 'deviant' and a 'child predator and groomer'

Conservatives on Twitter are now calling out Mason, calling her a ‘deviant’ and a ‘child predator and groomer’

Conservatives on Twitter are now calling out Mason, with James Westmoreland saying, ‘What this lady is doing is perverse.

“Nine-year-olds don’t need to be associated with a sex shop at all, let alone how/what/why sex is fun.”

Ben Volio also said she’s lucky his kid doesn’t go to her school district, and Kim Foster called her a “deviant” who “should never have anything to do with kids.”

Another user also said she’s a “child predator and a groomer who shouldn’t have” [position] of custody of children.’

She won election to the Bellingham School Board in 2017.