A motion to remove the phrase "safe and satisfying sex life" from the definition of reproductive health on the RH bill left some senators sweating on Tuesday after the bill's proponent, Senator Pia Cayetano, asked about their sex lives.
Karl John Reyes of InterAksyon.com reprots Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile wanted the phrase removed. Senator Francis Escudero, who said there was no need to put the phrase "safe and satisfying sex life" in the law, found himself in the hot seat soon after.
Cayetano asked him: "What would you like your wife or our daughter to have? Safe or satisfying sex life? Make a choice." Escudero replied he wanted his daughter to have safe sex. Cayetano then asked what kind of sex Escudero would want his wife to have.
'“I would not know,” replied Escudero, whose marriage to wife Christine was recently annulled,' the report said.
Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada also chimed in, saying, "I’m quite disturbed because if I have sex with with my wife, I think I’d be satisfied. And I assume that my wife will also be satisfied. And we’re always satisfied."
Cayetano later said that lack of access to contraceptives and the attitude among many males that they can demand sex from their wives or girlfriends anytime denies some women a safe and satisfying sex life. "A lot of women would accede to the desire of their husband to have sex because they want to make their husband happy and they want to have sex too, but without protection, they know that they will have the burden of bearing another child," she said.
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