Brazil mayor bans ‘sex bracelets’ from schools

2010-03-03 11:02

A BRAZILIAN mayor has banned so-called ‘sex bracelets’ worn by

children to flaunt their sexual preferences from all public schools, saying they

lead to inappropriate discussions.

“I passed the law because this business leads to wrong discussions

about sex . . . We have 12-year-olds speaking inappropriately about sex because

of this fad,” Navegantes Mayor Roberto Carlos de Souza said on his official


He said the bracelets are now banned in all local public schools

and teachers would be required to give students sex education and explain to

parents what the wristbands indicated.

The cheap, brightly coloured plastic bracelets – similar to those

used in health, fitness and political campaigns – have apparently been

repurposed by students to express their sexual preferences.

Red is said to indicate kissing, while violet indicates sexual

intercourse and black stands for sodomy.

The bracelets are reportedly used in a game of tag where the

bracelet is broken off and its wearer is required to perform the colour-coded


Navegantes teachers discovered the game after two children were

caught hugging intimately in a school in nearby Itajai.

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