SEASIDE, Ore. – Believing there may be some “criminal activity” going on at a taxpayer-funded school sex conference, the local sheriff is seeking to shut it down.
Sheriff Tom Bergin says he’s reached out to the Clatsop County District Attorney because he believes “there may be some criminal activity at the conference,” according to KOIN.
The Oregon House of Representatives education committee may also look into the conference that reportedly taught students “how to access cybersex and even were encouraged to Skype each other while masturbating.”
Last week, it was revealed the conference – in its 20th year – goes well beyond “promote safe sex and prevent teen pregnancy,” as organizers claim.
One session promoted an adult website called Virtual Fem.
A pamphlet distributed at the session suggested different things children can do together, including, “bathing together, shaving each other, wearing each other’s underwear, role playing, buying an extra-large pair of pajama bottoms to sleep in together, lap dances and strip teases,” EAGnews reported last week.
Another example floated by Silverberg included “how to pleasure someone else over the Internet.”
“Teledildonics basically refers to the control of sex toys over the Internet; the remote use of sex toys,” the speaker said, according to the news station.
In addition to the content from the Virtual Fem website, numerous handouts, such as one that encourages cyber and phone sex, are passed out to high school and middle school students in attendance.
One such handout explains “How to get your groove on fluid free.”
“Watch porn, lube, do it in front of a mirror, do it while someone else is watching,” PRE’s Porter says of the session’s suggestions.
“All kinds of speakers about Internet porn, using Internet sex toys, using meth as is shown in this book for when you’re engaging in sex. It encourages using meth because it helps your sexual drive and what not in here,” says Lisa Maloney, a board member in the Scappoose School District.
“It says in this booklet that was handed out and given out to all young people.”
“Meth is widely used for a million reasons to have lots of sex with lots of partners for long periods,” one of the handouts reads.
“This is garbage, so that’s disappointing,” adds Newberg School District Superintendent Dr. Kym LeBlanc Esparza.
After the explosive report, both the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority – the agency that hosts the conference – refused to talk about it.
Rep. Sherrie Springer, the vice chair of the House Education Committee, tells KOIN she “absolutely will be suggesting” the committee review the conference.
“I really do think the House Education Committee should take this up as an issue and get a briefing as a minimum from the Department of Education and ask precisely what is being taught to kids,” State Rep. Julie Parrish said.
“Young middle school kids are being exposed to these materials that are far outside the norm.”