Orgasm a Day Keeps Doc Away: Brits on Sex Ed
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 12, 2009 8:25 AM CDT
Orgasm is a focus of a new leaflet by the British National Health Service on kid sexuality.   (©Franco Folini)
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(Newser) – A brochure being circulated by Britain's National Health Service advises that children be taught more positive lessons about sex as part of a healthy life, along the lines of "an orgasm a day keeps the doctor away," reports the Daily Telegraph. The leaflet, entitled Pleasure, says sex should be treated like nutrition and exercise, not stigmatized by the sole focus on delaying sex, and especially unsafe sex, to prevent HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancies.

Circulated to parents, teachers and youth workers, the pamphlet says: "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?" One headmaster calls the leaflets "deplorable."