Parents should discuss Bob the Builder’s sex life with their toddlers, a UN ambassador has claimed.
Goedele Liekens, a former Miss Belgium, said Bob’s relationship with his business partner Wendy could be used to broach the topic with young children.
Are we sure Bob’s doing Wendy? Isn’t it possible he’s gay or goes both ways?
Liekens, who is a psychologist and television presenter, said that in her own country they are ‘significantly more liberal’ in their approach to sex education.
‘Parents should broach the subject of sex as soon as their children can talk,’ the 52-year-old, who advises the UN on sexual health told the Radio Times.
‘I have two teenage daughters and when they were younger we’d watch Bob the Builder and I’d say: ‘How do you think Bob feels about Wendy? What would they do if they were in love?
‘You don’t have to comb over the details just demonstrate that you’re happy to be open.’
Liekens, who presented her country’s version of the Weakest Link, believes the way sex education is handled in British schools is ‘hopelessly out of date.’
She claims the UK has been ‘prudish for too long’ about sex education.
And what better way to come into the 21st century than to talk about the sex lives of, um, cartoon characters?