Anyway, most of us have heard the news that Brgy. Ayala Alabang released an ordinance requiring pharmacies to ask for a prescription before dispensing contraceptives. Buying from other cities then selling them or giving them away within the barangay was also not allowed, according to Barangay Ayala Alabang spokesperson Atty. Luis Sison. Can you imagine small stalls selling condoms in the streets, a black market trade ala Quiapo within the distinguished community?
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We human beings have natural sexual urges. I'm not saying that you should always give in to them and start sleeping with everything that moves, but when you do have sex, it's always better to do it safely and responsibly. No sense in taking chances.
What infuriates me is that this country is so indoctrinated in Catholic dogma that it refuses to see that condoms help prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. It refuses to acknowledge that the best way to deal with human sexuality is to provide accurate information about practicing safe sex.
“It’s a multicultural barangay with residents from other countries, and these people have different religious and cultural beliefs, which I think should be respected,” said Ayala Alabang Village resident Kevin Punzalan.
We're always yelling about democracy and how big a role it plays in our country. Well, Ayala Alabang, don't you think it's pretty anti-democratic to require prescriptions for contraceptives? Don't your residents have the right to enjoy their sex lives privately, without having to whip out a piece of paper that says, One pack of Premiere Extra-Thin condoms?
This issue really pisses me off. Philippines, I love you, but you got to do better than that.
By the way, this is my opinion. Meaning, comment respectfully or GTFO before I shove dildos up your ass.