Video | '10 Centimeters Too High': A Clerical Take on Sex Ed
17 Nov 2012 01:22
[ close-up ] Family planning is out in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and procreation is officially in. Perhaps this is why the cleric in the video presented here is advocating more love making.
Over the summer, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that if the state's population control policy continued, Iran would succumb to a demographic disaster -- a population too old and eventually too small to sustain itself. Since then, the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology has ordered all universities to drop family planning from their curricula. Henceforth, "marriage, family, and increasing the population are on the agenda of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution and universities," stated council member Mohammad Hossein Yadegari.
The following video was shot between late July and mid-August during the Family Education Convention held at the Noor Cultural Complex in the holy city of Qom. The video, and accompanying translation, are excerpted from a longer presentation made by Hojatoleslam Hossein Dehnavi. As noted here, Dehnavi -- characterized as an "expert on family issues" -- held forth to Raja News earlier this month on the many problems with gender relations in the "Western lifestyle." He opined, for instance, that in the West, "their social classification is women, offspring, dog, and then men."
Do you want your man to say sweet things to you? A man must be aroused so that he can express love. A woman needs to have love expressed to her so she can become aroused and a man needs to be aroused to express love. This means his needs to have relations with him, satisfy his sexual needs and after he has relations with his wife and is at the peak of sexual pleasure he will say sweet thing to his wife and express love to her. But unfortunately our women don't know this. They say, "Huh, he is saying sweet things to me now that he needs me. Why doesn't he always say sweet things?" Well, this is the nature of a man. This is how a man is. I implore you to pay attention to this point; do not misunderstand, if you want your man to say sweet things to you, satisfy his sexual needs. Many people say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but it appears that they have made the mistake of going ten centimeters too high. No! A man's heart is somewhere else, my esteemed sisters. Satisfy his sexual needs and you will win his heart and he will show you love and he will say, "I love you, woman."
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