Caregivers in Copenhagen have found that pornography and prostitutes
have a greater calming effect on their elderly patients than
traditional medical treatment such as drug therapy.
Staff at the Thorupgaarden nursing home in the Danish capital have
been broadcasting pornography on the building’s internal videochannel
every Saturday night for several years. And if videos and dirty
magazines don’t relieve the tension, residents can ask the staff to
order a prostitute for them.
The caregivers have told Danish media that pornography is healthier,
cheaper and easier to use than medicine, Lars Elmsted Petersen, a
spokesman for the Danish seniors’ lobby group Aeldresagen, said.
Earlier this year, the Danish government released a report stating
that sexuality is an integral part of life for the elderly and the
disabled. It recommended that caregivers help elderly residents satisfy
their sexual needs.
All this sounds very reasonable to me. My only objection? Government intervention could lead to shortages.