NZ women treat sex like 'paddock-mating'

By Kathryn Powley

Dr Albert Makary. Photo / Natalie Slade
Dr Albert Makary. Photo / Natalie Slade

New Zealand's most provocative doctor has accused Kiwi women of forgetting how to make love, and instead treating sex like mating in a paddock.

The Timaru gynaecologist is calling for a revolution to tackle some of New Zealand's worst social problems - a "nana revolution".

Dr Albert Makary, originally from Egypt, has been in Timaru for 20 years.

He said some of New Zealand's biggest problems - including youth suicide, sexually-transmitted diseases, drink-driving, drug abuse and family violence - stemmed from a culture that said, "If you can remember what happened yesterday you haven't had enough fun".

Drunkenness was "normalised" in New Zealand.

"We have to stigmatise this behaviour, the same way we stigmatise littering in the street," he said.

"We need a nana revolution."

Grandmothers who had stable marriages were to be admired and used as role models, rather than "older sisters who came home drunk".

At this week's Forum on the Family conference in Auckland, 52-year-old Makary said numerous women came into his clinic unable to remember who they'd slept with.

Yesterday he expanded on his concerns, saying that in such cases "sex is not love-making but downgraded to paddock-mating".

Model nanas on the other hand represented love, respect, commitment and family.

When a grandmother did not meet those standards, he said there were other community members who could step in as role models in the "nana revolution".

Makary said he wasn't condemning New Zealand, he just wished those attributes could be used to help solve our problems.

- NZ Herald

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