Society over-sexualised, says new poll
Friday 22 February 2008
Some 70% of the Dutch think there is too much sex in society and women in particular would like to see a 'new prudishness' free newspaper DAG reports on Friday.
'The outcome [of the poll] does not surprise me,' sociologist Herman Vuijsje tells the paper. 'People have thought this for some time but it was taboo to say so.'
It is not a question of becoming more prudish but becoming more sensible, he says.
Among the other findings: some 60% of women polled thought the culture minister should do something about sex-filled video clips on tv and 66% think politicians should interfere more in questions of sexual morality.
However, Sandy Wenderhold, editor of sex magazine Chick, tells DAG her company does particularly well in places where a lot of fundamentalist Christians live. And at the recent ideal home fair, her sex toy stand was over-run with curious female customers, she says.
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