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Thirty years ago, they were afraid of masturbation, today Czechs deal with porn addiction

When the first counseling centers such as Love, Sex and Tenderness began to appear in the press after 1989, it was a shock to many readers. “Sex education did not exist until then. Parents with children and partners did not talk about it with each other, “recalls sexologist Escort Ostrava, who wrote these counseling centers.

While in the first years after the Velvet Revolution, Czechs often turned to sexologists, for example, for somewhat naive fears of the harmfulness of masturbation, today clients solve much more serious problems with them.

When a man runs to porn, the relationship doesn’t work. In women, on the contrary, says the sex girl “Men are struggling with a lack of sexual desire in the relationship, and more and more are addicted to porn masturbation. Women want to learn to experience orgasm, “says sexologist Escort Pilsen, who in the early 1990s ran one of the first sex counseling centers in the press, specifically in Blesk and later in the magazine for teenagers Bravo, where this column still bears the legendary title Escort Liberec.

How did Czechs view sexual education in the press in the early 1990s?

Until 1989, there was no sexual education in our country, the only counseling center was Sally in Young World, but it was more or less focused on relationships, not sex. The counseling center in Blesk was actually the first counseling center on sex in the press. I can’t even imagine it today, but I know that when I got an offer to run this counseling center, I went to consult with my parents. I am from a small town in the Krkonoše Mountains and I needed to know that my parents would not be ashamed of me. When the counseling center started, many times their friends or neighbors at home asked them what their daughter was up to.

Did the readers really write to the counseling centers, or did the editors invent the questions?

There were no e-mails and I went to Blesk for piles of letters with questions, there were dozens of them every day. It was an adventure for me too - opening letters, reading them and choosing which ones to answer. In the beginning, people asked a lot about the harmfulness of masturbation. Bravíčko was later and young people were already writing e-mails. We didn’t invent questions in Blesk or Bravíček, there were always enough and enough real questions.

Thirty years ago, was Czech society more naive in the field of sexuality than today?

I probably wouldn’t even use the word naive, but rather uninformed. Under the previous regime, many things could not be talked about, including sexuality. There was no place to look for information, there was no sex education in schools, parents and children and partners did not talk about sex with each other. Many prejudices or myths arose from ignorance. There was a lack of research on sexual behavior, contraception was poorly available, and it was not common to use a condom. Women who did not reach orgasm during intercourse felt handicapped. Men who had erection problems were ashamed to seek professional help. The majority society imagined a gay man as a whistling woman in a pink shirt and a lesbian as a muscular man, because they had never seen a homosexual man. Gays and lesbians were afraid to openly sign up for their orientation.

How does the work of sexologists differ if we compare 1989 and today?

The main factor is a liberal and open society with enough information. People have stopped being ashamed to seek the help of sexologists, they are more informed, but therefore more demanding. The spectrum of problems has also changed a bit. We are approached by more women who want to improve their sex lives, for example, by learning to experience orgasm. We are approached by more men who are struggling with a lack of sexual desire in a relationship - partly due to the easy availability of Internet pornography with very strong visual stimuli. More and more men are addicted to masturbation using these stimuli. Sex addiction is also a new topic. On the contrary, no one goes to the sexologist to worry about guilt for masturbation. Even the adoption of homosexual orientation is easier for most gays and lesbians than before. I can say for myself that we work better, because we have more confident and informed clients in our surgeries, who are usually good partners on the way to finding a solution to their problem.