What a bunch of
Mine's the one with the Kleenex
Spain's autonomous region of Extremadura has sparked a bit of a rumpus by issuing an educational leaflet entitled Pleasure is in your hands, detailing the best way to achieve solo satisfaction. The offending literature is part of a €14,000 campaign aimed at raising sexual awareness among the region's 14 to 17-year-olds, and …
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Ironic that you write an article chastising a leaflet giving information about masturbation but post a link to the subject underneath it
Oh and shouldn't you be putting a NSFW marker on this?
Paris: as if you even had to ask...
"The PP's leader, Mariano Rajoy, has yet to blame president José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero for the Extremadura outrage. This is a bit surprising, since he blames the poor bloke for everything else - from the global economic crisis to some Madrid pensioner's pet cat getting stuck up a tree."
Change that to David Cameron and Gordon Brown and you get the same old story.
'He insisted that if teens "don't how to masturbate or whether they should masturbate or not, that's a personal matter for the young person, which should be dealt with at home".'
Eeuurrghh! I now have to purge my mind of a picture of father giving his son the birds and bees speech, but one-handed.
If the focus is on explaining that masturbation is natural and healthy then this is quite enlightened. How many male people have suffered from masturbation guilt, even just from the social stigma attached? I know I have, just from the fact that all the other boys made fun of the idea. At 14 you didn't really consider the fact that they're probably all at it too.
At least they didn't claim it was unsuitable for moral reasons, that is something of a relief. If you want to believe in organised religion be my guest, but keep god out of my pants. Er, that didn't come out right...
Our current Leftoid government is a master at throwing this kind of moral outrage silliness targets to its Rightish opposition, so that it does its usual foaming mouth act and gets both distracted and painted as retrograde. Abortion law reform, euthanasia, etc., now this. Please don't see it as another idiotic act from government: the dosage is too precisely measured. You could argue good reasons behind every initiative of those, but they usually are all too well designed to push the Right's right buttons. It doesn't help that the Right has too many of those, plus its eagerness to froth at the mouth whatever the real level of offense.
Yes, being a Spaniard IS fun these days.
The manual, by the way, is a simple sexuality Q&A guide covering everything from masturbation to peer pressure, A bit disorganized and faux-hip, but nothing to worry about.