Government to force Zimbabweans to have sex once a month to fight HIV

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Matabeleland South Senator Sithembile Mlotshwa (MDC-T) yesterday said people and shops selling libido-enhancing herbs were spreading in the country.

"The Consumer Council Bill, which the President said was going to be brought before Parliament, should look at the many libido herbs being sold and consider the rising rape cases in the country," she said.

"The issue on why people are taking those tablets should be looked at because it might be due to economic stress that there is a boom in the number of people who buy those tablets."

Never too far from controversy on sexual matters, Mlotshwa once proposed an audacious plan, suggesting people should have sex once a month and that men must be injected with drugs that reduce their libido, to curb the spread of the HIV virus.

The opposition party official pulled a shocker when she argued that the only avenue left to curb the spread of HIV among married people is by injecting husbands with an "immobiliser" to reduce their sexual desire.

Contributing to debate on the first report on HIV and Aids dealing with access to treatment in the Senate on Wednesday, Ms Mlotshwa said it was important to reduce men’s appetite for sex.

She urged the Thematic Committee on HIV and Aids and the Zimbabwe Parliamentarians Against HIV and Aids to pursue her avenue.

"I want to contribute by saying that all the other avenues have been looked into and the only avenue left is for us as parliamentarians to decide or suggest reducing the appetite for men and their insatiable greed for women.

"If the scientists that we have here look into the issue of trying to inject men with a substance that will make them lose appetite and use that chance once a month at home, I think that might help. This problem is with us for good. We have looked at the use of condoms, abstinence but I still think we have to look at the rate of mating of human beings because through their mating, HIV is being spread.

"I do not think that when God created these parts, which we use for mating, he was thinking that one time there is going to be this HIV. People might think that I am joking, but I seriously think if I were the Minister responsible for men, I would really enforce law onto our men," she said.

She also called for prisoners to be given sex toys to quench their sexual appetites.

Mlotshwa also encouraged girls to participate in sport, as this would help market them when they were ready for marriage.


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