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Belgium’s Sex Strike

A Belgian senator and gynecologist has suggested that citizens of the country protest the current impasse in forming a new government by — we kid you not — abstaining from sexual activity until a new administration is installed. –JCL

Global Post:

Some push for bigger compromises and deeper concessions when dealing with political impasses. A senator in Belgium has suggested that the government overcome its political deadlock with an entirely different tactic: a ban on sex.

Marleen Temmerman, a Belgian senator and gynecologist, suggested that there be “no more sex until a new administration.”

Belgium has not had a government for eight months.

“By going on a sex strike we can protest in our thousands, quietly but effectively. Liberals, Catholics, Muslims or whatever: abstain from sex until the new administration is posing for an official portrait on the steps of the Royal Palace,” Temmerman, a member of the Socialist Party, wrote in a column published in Belgian daily De Standaard.

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