When parent Mark Ellis saw the photo of a sex ed poster his 13-year-old middle schooler had taken as it hung from the door of her classroom, he became incensed. The poster, which displayed such graphic terms as “anal sex,” “grinding and “oral sex,” was enough for the irate dad to take his complaints to the media, according to Fox News.
Ellis, whose daughter is an 8th grader at Hocker Grove Middle School in Shawnee, Kan., first thought the picture was a joke done in poor taste. “I looked at my wife, we looked at each other and I was hoping it was a prank a student had pulled. I got furious. And I’m still worked up about it.”
But it wasn’t a prank at all. The poster was approved by school district.
The heading of the poster posed the question, “How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings?” The answers to the question were divided in two columns. There were innocent responses such as “Dancing,” “Saying, ”I Like You,’” “Holding Hands,” “Talking.” The racier responses Ellis found inappropriate were “Anal Sex,” “Oral Sex,” “Vaginal Intercourse,” “Touching Each Other’s Genitals,” and “Grinding.”