This is from an article talking about the new hi-tech attraction in England’s Bristol.
‘I know how to put a condom on!” cried my 11-year-old son with glee. We were investigating Explore, the science part of a �97 million family attraction in Bristol that goes by the oh-so-now name of @Bristol. Inevitably, Louis had been drawn immediately to the bit about our bits – which seems to be a family trait.
Touring the Doge’s Palace in Venice at the age of nine, his sister Lilia had gone straight for the chastity belts. Now 14, she was busy exploring the exhibition’s Walk-in Womb. Imagine a cosy, swinging padded cell in pink with flashing red rope lights and pumping sounds. “Very Sixties,” she pronounced as we progressed to a film depicting a Virtual Sperm Journey. As 200 million tadpole-thingies battled to get through a tangled forest of mucus in the cervix, it looked almost as difficult as trying to find a place for your child at a beacon secondary school.
Upfront sex education (in case you are worried, condom application is explained using a banana) is but a fraction of the offerings of @Bristol, which include a walk-through mini-rainforest, an IMAX cinema, a planetarium, a virtual volleyball court and a child-usable television studio. Being veterans of this sort of thing, the Tisdall team agreed unanimously that @Bristol is one of the best yet.
The scariest part of this article is the how no part of this seems to give the father qualms. His only caveat was that just in case you were worried, that only a banana was used to demonstrate condom application.
I’m surprised he’s not wondering whether using a banana in the condom application tutorial will ill prepare his children when they “need” the knowledge.
Sad world we live in.