Girls in NYC public schools in kinky sex games

I quote without comment (because what comment is possible?) an article in the May 23, 2004 New York Post:

A bizarre new kids’ sex craze is sweeping the city’s elementary schools.

Girls as young as 11 are stacking colorful rubber “sex bracelets” up their arms while their parents are unaware that each piece of the cheap jewelry represents a different sex act, according to a secret-code the kids share.

Some symbolize an invitation to kinky get-togethers, several kids told The Post.

The kids play a game called “Snap” associated with wearing the bracelets. In the game, girls wear the bracelets around their wrists, and if a boy runs up and rips one off, he gets a “coupon” from the girl to perform whatever sex act the color stands for.

A black bracelet indicates sexual intercourse, blue is oral sex, red is a lap dance or French kiss and white is a homosexual kiss—and it gets more in depth.

Green represents having sex outside.

Some of the bracelets stand for specific sexual positions, and there’s even a light-green glow-in-the-dark version that means “using sex toys.” [cont]

Posted by Lawrence Auster at May 24, 2004 01:12 PM | Send

I would imagine that such a “game” is happening here, in liberal California. Have there bee reports of this happening around the country or is this an isolated case?

Posted by: David Levin on May 25, 2004 12:19 AM

The quotation from the mother of the girl who is making money selling the “sex bracelets” to classmates is priceless:

“I want the school to know what’s going on with the kids and put a stop to it.”

This, of course, at Holy Jesus, a Catholic school.

In a recent parent-to-headmaster meeting at my children’s evangelical Christian school, I raised the issue of enforcement of the school’s anti-Britney Spears dress code. The headmaster mentioned that a mother actually told him once, “I wish someone would do something about my daughter’s dress.”

As Mr. Auster said, what comment is needed?

Posted by: Clark Coleman on May 25, 2004 9:20 AM

I can’t help but wonder if a lot of this is more talk than actual action.
“Hey! I know something we can tell our parents that wil shock them!”

Posted by: Michael Jose on May 25, 2004 5:15 PM

This is a natural extension of the sexual revolution. It was only a matter of time before it filtered down to 11 year old girls.

Posted by: Mark on May 25, 2004 5:18 PM

The article does note that the kids are not actually performing the acts (at least to the knowledge of the adults, I suppose). It seems that in the modern age instead of playing House to pretend to be like adults these children play Orgy to pretend to be like adults.

Posted by: Matt on May 25, 2004 5:26 PM

Thanks to Matt for pointing that out. The caveat only appears near the end the article:

“Although Megan says that neither she nor any friends of hers are actually having sex, she is savvy to all the graphic sex terms and the corresponding colors.”

I had read that earlier and interpreted it to mean that only Megan and her friends were not engaging in the activity, not that no one was. In any case, the entire article gives the impression that these activities are going on, then it throws in this ambiguous correction near the end.

The NY Post does not have a single minimally competent reporter on their staff. Post reporters just throw stuff up on their computer screen and publish it. And that’s the way most papers are today.

Posted by: Lawrence Auster on May 25, 2004 5:40 PM

Doubtful. An 11 year old is likely not going to admit what she does sexually to a NY Post reporter.

Posted by: Mark on May 25, 2004 5:55 PM

I’m with Mark. I suspect the wordly-wise Megan snookered the Postbabe and Postboy. Or perhaps they let themselves be had because some things are too horrible to contemplate… Mr. Auster is right too. What better comment on what a dump New York City has become than to list all its newspapers (at least there is still more than one) and realize that not one is any good: Times, Post, Daily News, WS Journal, Newsday, Sun. The Observer is amusing, but Leftist beyond belief. HRS

Posted by: Howard Sutherland on May 25, 2004 6:05 PM

Mr. Sutherland left out the NY Press. Is that still published? It had a few sensible columnists several years ago.

They sent me a year’s worth free of charge, but I always had to fold it carefully while reading it on the bus, what with all the erotic ads blaring out.

Posted by: Reg Cser on May 25, 2004 7:08 PM

Wow! What can I tell you, this is great! I am sure when you were kids, boys, all you were thinking about were such bracelets.

Let the kids play, I say. Better educated now, than becoming some deprived sex monsters later in life.

Posted by: Andras Bartal on May 26, 2004 5:27 AM

Mr. Bartal’s neo-Freudian take on the story is interesting. Throughout most of human history, children of such an age were not engaging in open sex games. Did the majority of human beings prior to the 20th century become “deprived sex monsters”? Or, is it forbidden for a liberal to learn anything from history that might disturb modern rationalizations?

Posted by: Clark Coleman on May 26, 2004 9:51 AM

This was an urban legend that only took root because the press reported it as true, you nitwit. This is an old, old story.

Posted by: Captain America on May 26, 2004 2:01 PM

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Posted by: Lawrence Auster on May 26, 2004 2:45 PM

Captain America is right about one thing—-the ‘sex bracelet’ is a right-wing urban legend. I don’t know what’s more laughable: the hysterical puritians who are shocked—-SHOCKED!—-to discover that preteens have sexual thoughts, or the idea that a middle-aged Post reporters fluent in the “secret code” of fifth grade girls.

Posted by: Don Myers on June 2, 2004 7:26 PM

I think that Captain America and Dopn Myers are right. I am very skeptical of this claim that ten year olds are having wild orgies or performing acts on each other. I think that someone wanted a snesational story.
btw, I do have a nom de plume, Glaivester, that I use on other sites.
I just mentioned that in case anyone comes across me on other posting boards.

Posted by: Michael Jose on June 2, 2004 9:44 PM
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