Voices 03/08/2009

Fuck for health

Sex could really be a medicine?
The United Kingdom 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.
The document, called “Pleasure”, has been drawn up by National Health Service Sheffield, although it is also being circulated outside the city.
The slogan is “an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away”.

No more discussion between partners.
“I have head pain” she says to partner
“I want to have sex only for your health” he could reply

The decision of the National Health Service is very questionable for lot of social reasons.
We don’t want to debate about all religion implications; some reflections on moral and ethical issues are more than sufficient.

We start with some questions:
1) pupils, guys and girls, are often thoughtless. Is right to show them that sex is only a fun?
2) also if they already think it, is right that adults confirm that opinion?
3) could this decision of National Health Service increase the number of unwanted pregnancies?
4) the document lets know about safe sex, contraceptives and so on but sex is really only a mechanics questions? Only a way to run down the daily stress?
5) why not explain that sex involves feelings? Why not explain that sex is an important step in relationships?

The role of government is to educate pupils, supporting families.
Similar documents can stimulate the sense of irresponsibility of young people; they could also believe that life is a game.
Pupils search the fun, they are naturally extinguished, and often they don’t feel sufficiently the consequences of their actions.
It is one of the characteristics of that age, but the government should not encourage this attitude, indeed should encourage growing, to become adults who know what is right and what is wrong.

di Alberto Grimelli, Aliona Avduhova