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Radio 4 presenter Dame Jenni Murray calls for pornography to be shown in schools instead of sex education

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Radio 4 presenter Dame Jenni Murray has spoken out about sex education in schools, suggesting abolishing the subject and showing porn for students to analyse.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Dame Jenni called for some serious changes to be made to the education system, recommending that sex education is 'abolished' and a new subject called 'gender lessons' is brought in.

The Daily Mail reported that Jenni, 66, said, 'I would put the "what goes where and how and how things are made" and all of that into biology because that is science and no parent is going to say: "Oh, I don't want my child getting involved in biology or science".

'What we would then have is a compulsory subject called gender education, so it doesn't have the word sex in it so nobody can complain or be upset.'

Dame Jenni's recommendations address the unrealistic expectations set by pornography, which she wants to make parents realise are all too easy for youngsters to get hold of.

'Why not show them pornography and teach them how to analyse it? So then at least those girls know and all those boys know that normal women do not shave, normal women do not make all that noise those women make, they are making all that noise because they need a soundtrack on the film.'

Addressing Jenni's controversial speech, Lisa Hallgarten, co-ordinator of the Sex Education Forum, told The Huffington Post UK 'We want comprehensive sex and relationships education in every school in the country. Young people say they want to learn about healthy relationships, gender issues, safety and emotional well-being alongside the biological aspects of puberty, sex, sexual health and reproduction.'

When speaking to The Huffington Post UK, a spokesperson for the NSPCC hit back at Jenni, claiming parents would be 'appalled' by her ideas.

'Jenni Murray is right that children's access to internet porn is having a damaging impact on their understanding of sex and relationships.

'But to suggest we scrap sex education lessons and show them porn in school is highly irresponsible and parents will be rightly appalled at her comments.'

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