Dance and Sex for Health, as They Do in Brazil


Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget’s son her son, which of course pissed Bridget off to no end. And then Tom Brady had to get involved and break it up, which gave us all a dose of much needed schadenfreude, because the three of them are just too beautiful and clearly need to suffer a bit.

Well, now, Brazil, you’ve done us even better. We knew we could count on you.

“People need to be active. A weekend football game must not be the only physical activity for a Brazilian. Adults need to do exercise: walk, dance, and have safe sex,” said Jose Gomes Temporao, Brazilian Health Minister.

(Ah, what a far cry our friend Jose is from Taiwanese health minister Yaung Chih-liang, who informed us that single people should pay more health insurance because they had a greater risk of becoming crazy.)

The minister gave the advice as he launched a campaign to prevent high blood pressure, which afflicts a quarter of Brazil’s 190-million strong population.

Meanwhile, in America we’re facing our own health crisis — nearly half of us with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a likelihood of dropping dead from heart disease sometime down the line — yet the only sex “promotion” we get is from the New York City Department of Health, which recommends protection for the ladies during the anal.

Geez, guys. Couldn’t you at least take us dancing or something? The Latins are so much more romantic.