Monday, 31 December 2007

Zizi sexuel l'expo!

book cover

Since October, there has been an exhibition running at the Cité des Sciences intended to help pre-teens understand sexuality. It has been adapted from the book, Le guide du zizi sexuel by Zep and Hélène Bruller and is fun as well as educational. And fairly explicit.

I can imagine the outcry if there were a similar exhibition in London, but when you read any of the several reports about the teenage pregnancy rate in the UK not meeting the hoped-for targets, something must be done. According to the BBC report, the rate in the UK has fallen by 11% but it was hoped that it would be cut by 50% by 2010. The rate is three times that of France, so perhaps we could learn some lessons.

Intriguingly, the website for the exhibition in Paris, is also available in English. It runs until January 2009.


  1. Looks like a fun one! And useful...

    I came over to wish you a hilarious happy new blogging year my dear friend!


  2. Interesting site and yes it would be very useful for pre-teens to see this info at an exhibition - as long as not too interactive..LOL

    Happy New Year!

  3. LOL! You are so right! I lost any sympathy I ever had for teenage mothers when I worked at the Job Centre. Many of them got pregnant to get what they could out if the system and did it repeatedly while claiming it was a mistake. Once is a mistake, two or three times is not!

    But, I'm afraid we have a much better exhibition at the Kelvingrove in Glasgow..... Kylie's gold knickers... in a frame.

  4. Happy 2008! Found you from Renny's blog :)

  5. Very interesting exhibition! A funny way to speak about sexualité with the teenagers when tabou are always so pregnant!
    Bonne et heureuse année 2008!

  6. Oh, I remember that character!! once visiting French friends, their 9 yo son had this one or a similar one, very clever and necessary! it's never too early.
    Happy New Year, best wishes!

  7. I think I need to take a secret long weekend in Paris. LOL.

    But you pin point something very important: Hidden is forbidden and therefore so exciting for teenagers - but they do not know the consquences

    Have a great 2008


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