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"Orgasm a Day" is NHS New Slogan For Pupils in U.K.!

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 12:46 PM
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Not at all... but then you could say providing free condoms & birth control is saying its okay to have sex.

I do see how it could encourage those that arent having sex into doing it, but I dunno, when I was that age it probably would have had the same effect as being presented with a leaflet about how nice it is having a massage and what the benefits are i.e. no effect at all. Although I suppose kids are different these days!

And at the end of the day the booklet is for teachers/parents.. not directly for the kiddies (unless Im reading something wrong on the website), so its their choice whether they want to use it or not! If it was a booklet that was being given to the kids then yea that would be dodgy.. Id be expecting them to be giving kids tantric sex lessons next!




posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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Sure back when I was at school (13 years ago) that leaflet would have had not much impact on me but I wasn't very impressionable and always questioned things I was told. However there are ALOT of impressionable youngsters out there being spoonfed so much stuff it's more difficult for them these days I imagine.

Also don't forget there's more obese kids these days and it's on the increase, could this just be a cunning ploy to screw themselves out of obesity ? Sure the idea is way out there but it's also plausible giving the governments ideas to combat obesity in children!

As for who it's aimed for, I was under the assumption from reading the article it was for parents, teachers and children and not just for teachers/parents to give to children meaning a child can pick one up without needing to be with an adult ?

Still in my opinion (and you're all entitled to your own it makes debating enjoyable) I think it's a bad idea and is sending out the wrong message to kids.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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I hope not, would be quite funny to see some 14 year old on the news claiming he/she lost weight through having an active sex life!

I thought the booklet was aimed at kids at first because of the colours/pictures on it.. but in the article and writing on the booklet it does seem to be aimed at teachers & parents rather than directly to the kids..



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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Sex is a natural part of life, and like someone else mentioned- it shouldn't be looked down upon. I personally don't see anything wrong with the OP. It's not as if they are telling the kids that sex is the only way to have a healthy life and just because it's taught in class doesn't mean that the entire class is going to go have sex afterwards.

~Renarism



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:21 PM
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What people are forgetting is the evolution animal biological instinct that does not stop at the say so of man.It kicks in mainly in the early teens,so teens will do it.More so knowing they shouldn,t,.Take the being bad from it and promote it more as`its what mum and dad do`.Then it might take away some of the wanting to do.Well maybe.


 
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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Oh come on. Sex is normal and its going to be happening as long as we have the urge and the sexual organs to do it. Ever think this might be a reverse phychology thing going on here? You tell your kid not to do it and they go ahead and do it. You tell them to go ahead and they refuse to do it.

Who knows. But either way, the kids are going to do it if they want to do it. Why is sex such a bad thing. Have all the sex you want. Just wear a condom.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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Hmmm I see your point however it's dangerous and the same excuse could be said for anything that kids won't fully understand until they have matured.

Lets take alcohol

But either way, the kids are going to do it if they want to do it. Why is alcohol such a bad thing. Have all the alcohol you want. Just drink safely.

Same with smoking

But either way, the kids are going to do it if they want to do it. Why is Smoking such a bad thing. Have all the smokes you want. Just smoke in moderation.

Health implications aside, there's a reason why we don't want kids doing these sort of things and it's mainly because they are not mature enough to under the long term consequences and implications that arise from it. Just because some kids do partake in these activities does not mean we should promote it or think it's acceptable

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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I mean yeah maybe it shouldnt be promoted. But lets face it, half the adults on this earth arent mature enough for sex either.

I dont think comparing it to alcohol and ciggarettes is very good of an argument but I can see where your going with it also.

But they are their own people. And they're going to do whatever they want in the long run. All we can hope for is that they research and know the precussions before doing.

I on the other hand was informed. And I didnt start having sex until 17. And I am glad I waited.

Lets agree on one thing. Teenagers are hard heads.




posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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Oh you're correct there on the stubborness and rebeliousness of teenages, luckily I had a pretty good education on sex as well and I had a great set of friends so peer pressure was never an issue and I too didn't pop my cherry until I was 17!

The smoking and alcohol pointers were taking it to the extremes but I was only trying to get the point across that just because kids are doing it, it shouldn't mean we promote it to them.

Perhaps the leaflet would be better if it had the health benefits but also the pyschological negatives from having sex & potentially getting pregnant at an early age ? I think that would be more informative and less promotive of it



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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The campaign is basically promotong sex for pleasure purpose


Good!

A strong majority of people begin having sex in their early teens, they need to understand that sex IS for pleasure and make sure that they are using the appropriate measures to make sure that sex for pleasure doesn't turn into a lifelong mistake.

I was lucky. My parents were very open with me about sex and even encouraged masterbation in lieu of having sex with a partner. It was a subject open to discussion in our household and as a result I never felt I had to hide any of my adventures from my parents.

I would have no problems at all if my children were exposed to this pamphlet or any information which gave them a balanced view on sexuality. That being said, all materials should be age appropriate, information such as this pamphlet is geared towards teens, as it should be.



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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Your absolutely right!!! I dont think they weigh in enough on the psychological harm it can do also. When your that young, you have no idea the emotions your in for that sex developes. It can be confusing, and at times hurtful, if the guy wants nothing to do with you afterwards, the teenager can have a hard time understanding whats going on and it could effect there self esteem greatly.

I have 15 year old cousin whom ive talked alot about sex to. And I have to say I dont think it really got to her. Because she was caught with a boy in her bed a few days ago. But I did do my best to let her know all the things that could go wrong.

Promoting is going a little too far. If they know the kids are going to do it anyways, why push it on them? Ya know?



posted on Jul, 16 2009 @ 01:46 PM
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All I can say is that I feel really bad for all those people who are so obviously terrified of sex and sexuality.

One of the most basic and natural elements of being a living being.

It is MHO that the majority of problems we face as a race surrounding sex is a direct result of sexual repression.



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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I find this very encouraging, sex is a fact of life and it needs to be discussed openly with children as soon as they have the mental facilities to start to understand it. I live in the borough of southwark in london which has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in europe. I know these girls, i went to primary school with them and see them every day. In many cases it is down to ignorance, although the high levels of social deprivation play a major factor in this.

It seems perfect sense to 'promote' masturbation, it satisfies sexual urges without running the risk of pregnancy or disease. I think the fact that teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases increased in the states during dubyas term while abstinence was promoted as the preferred option speaks for itself, dont you?



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Societies that repress sex tend to be more violent and warlike.
www.ahpweb.org...
www.libchrist.com...
martininthemargins.blogspot.com...

For societies to flourish and mature we need more sex, not less. Lot's more.

I'm doing my part!



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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Wow, when I was that age I hardly needed any encouragement to have a tug.
Neither did most of my friends.

Sex is a wonderful thing and as long as it's between consenting adults, who really cares, far too many people have far too many hang up's about it.

It is the responsible use of contraception that needs to be drummed into teenagers.
That and limiting the availability of White Star and Lambrini!!



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