It would appear that Michelle Mulherin has again decided to pick up what she perceives as the moral baton and defend the good sexual law abiding citizens of Ireland ( yes my tongue is firmly in my cheek). The attached article describes how she is taking an issue of sexual advice up with the minister for a health. Her outrage appears to emanate from the advice of a youth service to teenagers that they consider threesomes in their sexual relationships as opposed to turning to porn. Michelle isn't happy with this. Mention is also made of the grants which the group avails of.
It raises some interesting issues. Is Mulherin setting herself up as some type of FG version of Mary Whitehouse. is she just a prude, out of touch with what's really going on in sexual Ireland, especially amongst the younger generations ? On the other hand is she correct in her chastisement of such advice?
So is she defender of good sexual practice or an obstacle to sensible recognition of sexual practices at they exist? I guess it's unfair not to give my view. I think she's being very cute and playing to her audience as usual for votes ( well she is a politician). One gets the impression that she wouldn't have been one for allowing the sale of condoms many years ago. I feel it wiser to acknowledge were sexual relationships are now at and then use that base to counter problems in that area. The group in Question have rightly identified the porn industry and access to it by the younger generations as a major problem.they therefore are attempting to use what is now almost acceptable to many to counter the problem. I'd have thought that was good practice as opposed to taking the Mary Whitehouse type stance.
Mulherin outrage at state-sponsored orgy tips - Independent.ie
This from the article:
Calling the advice "incredibly regressive", Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin said that she will be raising the issue with Minister for Health James Reilly.
"That this has been given the State seal of approval is very worrying. There is nothing right about this."