The Times of London reports that a UK “Government-backed course is encouraging pupils under 16 to experiment with oral sex, as part of a drive to cut rates of teenage pregnancy.” (link via Drudge) Hmm. Well, I’ve certainly never heard of anyone getting pregnant that way. And, according to a Senior Administration Official in the Clinton White House, oral sex isn’t actually sex. The “but kids will discover sex earlier” counter-argument also strikes me as rather silly. Still, this seems like a strange policy. . . .

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.