A Spanish region's new approach to sex education has provoked anger by suggesting children be taught "self-exploration and self-pleasure".
The government of Extremadura launched a campaign based around the slogan "pleasure is in your own hands", which gives advice on masturbation.
The scheme has angered Spain's Roman Catholics and conservative media.
But youth workers have also been angered by the row, saying their plans were taken out of context.
The education campaign included producing leaflets, a "fanzine" and conducting workshops with children aged between 14 and 17.
"Extremadura should be pleased with itself," Pilar Rahola, a columnist in the Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper, wrote.
"It may have the most unemployed young people in Spain but they will be the best at masturbation."
WHAT IS THE FINAL EXAM LIKE!?!??!
ONLY LEFTISTS (IN THIS CASE SPAIN'S SOCIALIST PARTY) COULD COME UP WITH A COURSE LIKE THIS - AND THINK IT'S NECESSARY AND GOOD.
WHTA THEY'RE REALY DOING IS GRAMSCIAN: THEY WANT TO DEMOLISH THE FAMILY AND THE CHURCH IN ORDER REPLACE THEM WITH A TOTALITARIAN NANNYSTATE - ONE THAT ALLOWS LIBERTINAGE.
THE LEFT IS INSANE.