Too Hot To Handle: A Global History of Sex Education
by Jonathan Zimmerman,
The Huffington Post, March 18, 2015
Written in 1891, Spring Awakening, a play by Frank Wedekind, dealt with adolescent sexuality, abortion, homosexuality, rape and suicide. Censored by German officials, Spring Awakening did not have its debut until 1906. In its signature scene, a teenager examines his school's encyclopedia for information about sex -- and finds nothing. "What's the good of an encyclopedia that doesn't answer the most pertinent question in the world?," he asks.
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