These countries are desperately trying to get people to have more sex

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 6, 2017, 3:54 pm IST
Updated Mar 6, 2017, 3:55 pm IST
Singapore government hosted National Day to boost fertility and asked people to let their "patriotism explode".
Parsis in India were asked to "be responsible and not use a condom" as part of a campaign (Photo: Pixabay)
 Parsis in India were asked to "be responsible and not use a condom" as part of a campaign (Photo: Pixabay)

Sex is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle for people of any nationality in the world, but many countries have reported a drop in the number of people having sex and this has affected their birth rates, which in turn has effects on the economy and public welfare initiatives.

A study revealed that milennials are not having as much sex as previous generations and a hectic lifestyle taking toll on libido are causing issues like half the married couples in Japan not having enough sex and fertility rates following across the world.

 

This has led to several governments gearing up to introduce policies encouraging people to have more sex. While it might seem unthinkable in India, here are some administrations putting in real efforts for people to have more sex.

Japan

Japan has been facing a constantly falling fertility rates since 1975 which is odd for a country from where a lot of online porn is added. 50 percent married couples having sex less than once in a month is also alarming and for that couples are being given previews of parenthood using robots. This experience of parenthood is meant to motivate them emotionally to become parents.

Russia

A country not popular for it’s stance on people with a different sexual orientation, Russia has actually witnessed their president Vladimir Putin encourage people to have more sex. To addressed men dying young from alcohol and HIV, as well as women not having babies, Putin hired musicians Boys II Men ahead of Valentine’s Day.

In 2007 the country also adopted September 12 as their national day of conception as things seem to be going verse.

Romania

The country has been facing falling population as a crisis for decades now. In the 1960s it came to a point where a fine was imposed on childless couples as those not contributing with a future labour force had to contribute by money. The 80s saw a brutal policy of forced gynaecological exams which went away after the fall of the regime in 1989. But all policies failed to repair the fertility rate.

Denmark

It’s understandable for a regime to be worried about a low fertility rate, but Denmark has seen the most absurdly hilarious campaigns encouraging people. While couples were previously told to make babies for Denmark if not for themselves, a travel company raised eyebrows by offering three years of free baby supplies to mothers who conceived on a vacation booked through them, and then introducing a campaign asking men to ‘do it for mom’.

Singapore

The country has the lowest fertility rate anywhere in the world, which explains why the government would host an event like National Night where it encouraged couples by asking them to let their “patriotism explode”. In addition to spending $1.6 billion on campaigns encouraging people to have sex, they also restricted number of small one bedroom apartments so people would stay together and make babies.

South Korea

Moving away from seemingly strange initiatives with absurd slogans, South Korea tries to solve its low fertility rate with offices being shut by 7 pm on the third Wednesday of a month. It’s called family day as people are encouraged to get in action, and couples with more than one child are given cash rewards.

India

Now this may come as a surprise with rising population being the concern for India as a country, even as it’s ironically a sex shy nation. But there’s more to it since the initiatives here are for the Parsi community who are facing a drastic fall in population. While one ad asks people to be responsible and “not use a condom”, another targets men staying with parents suggesting it’s high time “you broke up with your mum”.

Italy

Having fertility rate below the European average and is taking an approach for encouraging people to have sex that has run into controversy. It has called on people saying that time is running out and that even as beauty knows no age, fertility does.

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