WA School Board Director to Host Gender Classes for Kids Ages 9-12 in Adult Toy Shop



Jenn Mason, who is also a director on the Bellingham school board, is offering what she called the "Uncringe Academy" at her sex shop, called WinkWink, with two age groups targeted. One class will be for kids aged 9 to 12; the other will be for kids 13 to 17, according to KTTH-AM.

The class will have nuggets on "sexual anatomy for pleasure," "kinds of solo and partnered sexual activities," and "gender and sexual identities," radio host Jason Rantz wrote in a post on KTTH-AM.

According to Rantz, Mason does not have formal training, but she worked at a rape crisis center and says she is a certified sex educator through the American College of Sexologists and a certified sex coach through the Sexology Institute.

Mason emailed Rantz about the planned classes, noting that this was a business enterprise and not part of her work with the school district.

Her website stated that "topics will vary for developmental appropriateness."

Mason said in her email that the topic of "safer sex practices" for 9- to 12-year-olds is "not generally covered as a main topic in this course except as it relates to consent, communication and safety."

"The class for 9- to 12-year-olds is an introduction to topics related to relationships, puberty, bodies and sexuality. We focus on what makes healthy vs. unhealthy friendships and romantic relationships, the science of how puberty works, consent and personal boundaries, defining 'sex' and discussing why people may or may not choose to engage in sexual activities," Mason wrote.

"This course includes understanding the basics of sexual anatomy, including the names and function of body parts related to reproduction and pleasure. We also cover the basics of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation."