I love New Zealand and here is why – Not only did the country eliminate COVID-19 but they also proposed a 4-day workweek to promote work-life balance during the pandemic. And as if this was not enough, in a recent ad campaign the NZ government has come up with an intriguing way to educate the youth about sex and consent.
The initiative, which is part of the ‘Keep It Real Online’ series, focuses on the difference between porn and real-life relationships, reports The Guardian. The ad shows two porn stars showing up at a woman’s house unannounced. The naked couple tells the stunned mother that they want to meet her son as he has been watching them.
As the couple subtly indicates that her son watches porn, the woman decides she needs to have ‘the talk’ with him, reports the Indian Express. However, what’s brilliant is that the mother doesn’t freak out but instead calmly tells her son how porn is unrealistic and consent is always important.
Have a look at the entire video:
new zealand is brilliant.pic.twitter.com/EO9mpsGvsK
— Darren Ewing (@sadknob) June 13, 2020
Many people were impressed by the initiative that was not only non-judgemental but also had a friendly approach towards the sensitive topic.
This NZ advert came up on my feed about the difference between real life relationships and pornography and I think it’s worth a watch 🙂 pic.twitter.com/rhyr6DUM2t
— Kitt🌱Arts (@sir_scandalous) June 12, 2020
I just love the mothers reaction here.
She don't scream, she don't get angry.
She knows her kid is growing up, gets curious.
He just needs education. That is all.
— The Hollow Ten (@Tnecwin) June 12, 2020
Honestly this is hilarious, but I really adore the message behind it. So many parents just sit their kids in front of a device and expect it to parent for them, then blame the medium they're consuming for showing them something bad. We need more ads encouraging this behavior 🙂
— LPAki (@Artistic_LPAki) June 12, 2020
I thought it was gonna be silly, and it kind of is, but it's surprisingly thoughtful and informative. I appreciate the whole "no judgment" approach too.
— Paul (@Chicagopaul2010) June 12, 2020
What I like about this is the fact that the mother did not freak out but instead is shown to react in a calm and educational manner, which is the proper reaction instead of freaking out and being critical and making things worse.
— Patrick Westwood (@itsartperson) June 12, 2020
Its almost impossible to stop kids from watching porn once they have access or own gadgets. Its important to educate them.
— RhinoRock (@RhinoRock1069) June 12, 2020
This is quite educational and I think it's a necessary to teach people not just kids but some adults the difference between whats in Porn and what's in Reality.
— Boyzinsuicide 098 (@boyzinsuicide) June 13, 2020
I’m so proud of NZ doing this, more countries need to talk about this. Sex Ed in schools is not great and Parents tend to avoid talking about it when this does need to be talked about! I did my sex Ed learning from a comic called ‘ohjoysextoy’
— Kiox (@KioxVulperax) June 13, 2020
Sex education is very important especially during young adulthood days. And, this is a brilliant example of how people can have ‘The Talk’ without being judgemental. What do you think? Tell us!