Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Here come the British

Just back from London. I will have more on that in due course.

Meanwhile, and just coincidentally on a British note, this from the Sunday Times of London:
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.

The advice appears in guidance circulated to parents, teachers and youth workers, and is intended to update sex education by telling pupils about the benefits of sexual pleasure. For too long, say its authors, experts have concentrated on the need for “safe sex” and loving relationships while ignoring the main reason that many people have sex, that is, for enjoyment. . . .

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?”
A profession which once upon a time was held in esteem, has sunk to this, and, alas, the trend in this direction on this side of the Atlantic is quite obvious.

The old fashioned idea that schools were for teaching math and science, literature and history, is now as passé as the other old fashioned idea that it was the job of parents to teach their children sexual morality.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

You're right; this is nuts. Not much else to be said.
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