Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Orgasm Promotion Plus!

Nicked from here:

The National Health Service of Britain has sparked controversy with their controversial sex education campaign promoting an orgasm a day:

A National Health Service leaflet is advising school pupils that they have a "right" to an enjoyable sex life and that regular intercourse can be good for their cardiovascular health...

...Alongside the slogan "an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away", it says: "Health promotion experts advocate five portions of fruit and veg a day and 30 minutes' physical activity three times a week. What about sex or masturbation twice a week?"

One college headmaster called the leaflets "deplorable."

Why? It's about time we had some decent, un-censored, explicit sex education in Britain. Hell, with the level of abashment most teachers (and all others, mind you) seem to have about the subject, any sex education is a step forward in some cases. I mean, all I learned in year 9 was how to put a condom on a cucumber.


ladypandorah said...

I think I was ill the day we did the banana/cucumber lesson in year 9. Or was it 10? Luckily I was there on the day two popular girls demonstrated condom etiquette on the last day of sixth form. If someone ever pretends to play 'guns' with their fingers now, I always think sex. Damn the popular girls. That X-Box advert takes on a whole new meaning with me.

And I don't think that most teachers do feel embarrassed about the subject. I think it's more than likely that they know the kids will either not take it seriously or the year it has been pitched to have found their knowledge of the subject elsewhere and find the lesson useless or of no relevance to them. That is, if the school leaves it to teachers to deliver this information, of course.

The idea that it is 'deplorable' I think is pointless. It's a truth, a reality that sex is good for you, and the sooner people stop seeing sex, orgasms, the simple enjoyment of sex as 'bad' and remove themselves from frankly, Victorian/antiquated views, the better. And that can only happen if we allow this education of the kids to change, adapt to allow more open and balanced perspectives and facts/information to be available to them.

That is all.

LadyP x

Innocent Loverboy said...

*points at LP*

Yes, what she said.