New Zealand Government’s advertisement on sex featuring porn star gained praise online:
I love New Zealand for various reasons, first, my family members live there, secondly, it is a beautiful country, and Prime Minister Jacinda is love. Well, not only did the country eliminate COVID-19 they also proposed a 4-day workweek to promote work-life balance during the pandemic. And if all this was not enough, 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. The ad displays 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 they slightly hint that her son watched pron, the woman decided she needs to have “the talk” with him. 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.
Check out the video below:
new zealand is brilliant.pic.twitter.com/EO9mpsGvsK
— Darren Ewing (@sadknob) June 13, 2020
A lot of people were impressed by the initiative that wasn’t only non-judgemental but also has a friendly approach towards the sensitive topic.
Check out the reactions below:
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
— KittArts (@sir_scandalous) June 12, 2020
The kiwis have done it again. Brilliant, funny and honest ads about #esafety. I love how they empower parents to switch on their skills, not simply switch off the device.
— Jocelyn Brewer (@JocelynBrewer) June 12, 2020
Finally… An ad that doesn’t portray porn as a stain upon humanity and instead encourages parents to have healthy discussions about sexual relationships with their children 👍
— Metapuns🔞 (@Metapuns) June 13, 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
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.
— It’s Art Person (@itsartperson) June 12, 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
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
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
— Gareth B Jenkins (@GarethBJenkins) June 15, 2020
This is important to give sex education to children, especially during young adulthood days. And, this is a brilliant example of how people can have ‘The Talk’ with children.
What are your views on this advertisement?