Teachers in the state of Tennessee who teach sex education may have to muzzle the discussion of foreplay, including not only talk of oral sex, but of hand-holding and kissing.
In the effort to promote abstinence, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a "sexual gateway" bill that forbids classroom discussion of any physical contact that can lead to sexual intercourse.
Supporters of the legislation say that kids can't stop themselves once they cross a certain threshold, and so it's foolish to teach them about sexually stimulating activities that can lead to intercourse. Critics think the opposite it true — that kids are more likely to behave safely and responsibly when they are well-informed.
Which is more likely to be true for your kids?