NHS: ‘An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away’
He is interested in the role of pleasure for a better understanding of sexual health and more effective sexual health promotion.
He came to Cranmer’s attention this morning as one of the authors of a leaflet entitled ‘Pleasure’. This has been produced by the NHS in Sheffield and which carries the slogan ‘An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away’.
It is aimed at children.
For too long, say the authors, experts have concentrated on the need for safe sex and committed relationships.
“Together with your five portions of fruit and veg a day and 30 minutes of physical activity three times a week, what about sex or masturbation twice a week?” he says.
Mr Slack claims that instead of promoting teenage sex, this leaflet could encourage them to delay losing their virginity until they are certain they will enjoy it.
One wonders whether Mr Slack is deliberately trying to delude us, or is simply a self-delusional libertarian.
Cranmer has so many issues vying for his attention that he was tempted to dismiss this altogether. But this would be unwise, because in 21st-century Britain, the weirdest ideas often end up as government policy, especially Labour government policy. It would not be long before we had a government department as part of the NHS dedicated to ensuring sex and/or masturbation amongst the masses as a right – even a duty.
NHS-sponsored onanism: it’s what the right hand is for.
Or, not to be rightist, for the left-handed may feel discriminated against, and the ambidextrous abnormal and alienated; it’s what hands are for.
Why is the NHS devoting resources to producing what is, in effect, child enticement?
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Cranmer remembers the prescience of the late great Michael Wharton, who, in his Peter Simple column, created the terrifying Dr Llewelyn Goth-Jones, Director of Community Medicine of ‘Strechford’, and whose vision was of a society where everybody, whatever their age, should be able to enjoy sex with everybody else, whenever they feel like it, however they want it. In Peter Simple’s world, Dr Goth-Jones also ran a chain of contraceptive and abortion clinics across the West Midlands, and was the Director of Malboge Pharmaceuticals, a mammoth subsidiary of the global Nadir consortium.
Welcome to Strechford.