One a Day is Good for Youâ€“Apples and Orgasms!
The new leaflet from British National Health Service geared for school age kids boldly states:
An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away…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?
Steve Slack, director of the Centre for HIV and Sexual Health at NHS Sheffield, one of the pamphlet’s co-authors,:
believes that as long as teenagers are fully informed about sex and are making their decisions free of peer pressure and as part of a caring relationship, they have as much right as an adult to a good sex life.
Of course they do, and hopefully this leaflet--or others--emphasize how to have a caring relationship and use contraceptives, along with having an orgasm! Sex is an act fraught with emotions for all ages. The release of oxytocin (the bonding hormone) which happens in both sexes at orgasm--though with greater intensity in women–can lead to all kinds of issues, and teens with all the anguish and inexperience of youth have fewer skills to cope with the feelings sex invokes. That, diseases, and unplanned pregnancies–from ignorance and/or lack of access to contraceptives–are good reason to suggest kids lay off getting it on, as the first few seasons of the original Beverly Hills 90210 demonstrate.