Monday, 22 September 2008

Interesting Cultural Taboos

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That's how you fight cervical cancer. That's the nuclear weapon for cervical cancer, the ultimate solution.

Read what the pamphlet says:

Cervical cancer is caused by infection with certain types of a common virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV). There are approximately 40 types of HPV that affect the genital areas. Anyone who has had any kind of sexual activity involving genital contact could get genital HPV. In most women the virus is harmless and has no symptoms, but in some women infected with certain types of HPV, the virus may persist and lead to cervical cancer. Abnormal cervical cells including pre-cancerous abnormalities are also caused by certain types of HPV infection and are usually detected during a Pap smear.

The Pamphlet won't say this:

Keep your pants on till you are married.
Marry someone who has kept their pants on.
No Cervical Cancer

Why is it that "lifestyle changes" are strictly enforced on asthma and diabetes patients. Why is eating butter denounced as irresponsible if you have high cholesterol. Why do we feel so little compassion for fat people's problems because all they have to do is stop eating and get some exercise.

And yet we cannot, will not, dare not make any suggestion about sensible sexual practices because this is such a cultural taboo. Political correctness and libertarianism gone mad. You cannot tell someone what to do in sexual ethics (unless you are telling them to do more, that's OK of course) even if we are sleeping ourselves to death.