NZ Herald Jul 9, 2011
A Timaru gynaecologist wants a campaign against promiscuity after encountering a shocking number of pregnant patients who cannot remember whom they had sex with. Dr Albert Makary, who has been in Timaru for 20 years, called on national leaders, sports stars, schools and the media at a Forum on the Family in Auckland yesterday to “stigmatise” both promiscuity and the binge drinking that usually preceded it. He cited a survey by a condom maker that said New Zealand women were the most promiscuous in the world, with 20.3 sexual partners on average. The world average was 7.3.
NZ women treat sex like ‘paddock-mating’
Herald on Sunday 10 July 2011
New Zealand’s most provocative doctor has accused Kiwi women of forgetting how to make love, and instead treating sex like mating in a paddock. The Timaru gynaecologist is calling for a revolution to tackle some of New Zealand’s worst social problems – a “nana revolution”. Dr Albert Makary, originally from Egypt, has been in Timaru for 20 years. He said some of New Zealand’s biggest problems – including youth suicide, sexually-transmitted diseases, drink-driving, drug abuse and family violence – stemmed from a culture that said, “If you can remember what happened yesterday you haven’t had enough fun”. Drunkenness was “normalised” in New Zealand.
Girls sleep around ‘to keep up with the boys’
NZ Herald Jul 11, 2011
Many young Kiwi women are being sexually promiscuous because they feel a need to compete with men. That’s the view of sex therapist Mary Hodson who is seeing “heaps of hurt young women” who have had numerous partners – many of whom they don’t even know very well. “There’s kind [of] a strata in the world of women today and I think there are some very young girls engaging in a lot of sexual activity. It’s almost as if they have got to compete with the boys and be the same as boys.”
Promiscuity ‘damaging for women’
NZ Herald Jul 12, 2011
A young woman has spoken out in light of publicity portraying New Zealand women as “the most promiscuous women in the world”. Emily McKenzie, 22, is “incredibly passionate” about the issue. “I have seen the effects of promiscuity on my peers, and I am a strong advocate against such actions,” she said.
Sex poll only half the story
NZ Herald Jul 12 2011
Half of all New Zealanders can still count their sexual alliances on their fingers, despite a claim that Kiwi women are the most promiscuous in the world. The long-running Otago multi-disciplinary study, which has tracked just over 1000 people since they were born in Dunedin in 1973, has found that half of the men had 10 or fewer sexual partners by age 32, and half the women had eight or fewer partners. But a small group of highly active men and women pushed up the average number of sexual partners by age 32 – the total of all sexual partners divided by the number of people surveyed – to 20.8 for men and 13.3 for women. Those figures are comparable, although gender-reversed, with a survey of 26 nations by a condom maker that found Kiwi men had an average of 16.8 partners and Kiwi women an average of 20.4 partners. The women’s figure was the highest in the world. The Durex survey, quoted at a Family First conference on Friday by Timaru gynaecologist Albert Makary, was dismissed by Family Planning chief executive Jackie Edmond as a “once-over-lightly” online survey.