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Benedictine nuns using web for sex education

A community of the Benedictine nuns in Angri, in the Italian province of Salerno, have set up a website with illustrations of the reproductive cycle, abortion and contraceptives including the day-after pill and female condoms.

"Sexuality is one of the most potent and enriching energies people have," declares the home page.

The nuns also organise premarital courses and sexual Ed for adolescents as well as information on the Billings Ovulation Method for family planning.

While the information given is clearly in line with the Catholic Church, the site made news for the explicit nature of the explanations as well as an otherwise modern outlook on eros -- "because sexuality is a fundamental component of (one's) personality and a way of experiencing human love."


23 Apr 2002