A NHS 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?"
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.
The document, called Pleasure, has been drawn up by NHS Sheffield, although it is also being circulated outside the city.
While I think as a parent it is completely insane for them to be telling teens this - I must admit there is a small tiny part of me giggling while reading it...
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 1:45 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
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Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:53 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
I don't think teenagers are mature enough to ALWAYS practice safe sex. And i think it may encourage teens to have lots of partners. If it's fun, & everybody likes it, why not do it w/ everybody? Promiscuous sex usually leads towards pregnancy and/or some ugly disease. I think it's just another thing that some teens can abuse & end up w/ consequences. They are just not mature enough to ALWAYS make the right decision, especially when dealing w/ something as instinctual as sex. I know plenty of adults who don't want to grab a condom at the heat of the moment, what makes us think a teenager can?
Answer by samurai_chica at 1:53 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
Answer by ssnelson26 at 2:16 PM on Jul. 14, 2009
I really don't know what to think about it. In one hand (no pun intended), I don't think telling teens to have orgasms is appropriate. But on the other side of that, sexual health is vitally important to the human race. Most marriages fail without having a fulfilling sexual life. How many women complain about not being able to orgasm at all, and some only while self satisfying? It's a very large percentage, I do know that. As far as teaching safe sex, I won't get into that as it is a completely different subject. Hmmm, I think I am getting a good grant idea.
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