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Anytown, USA - The American Medical Organization has strongly condemned Susan and John Eros for their insistence upon having sexual intercourse in their own home, and has initiated legal action. The AMO pointed out that several hundred people have died this year while engaging in "home sex". According to the AMO, these deaths might have been prevented were it not for the "back to basics" home sex movement championed by the Eroses. The AMO contended that sexual activity in the home or any place other than in a hospital is hazardous to the health of individuals and society, and elaborated on the following points to support that claim:
Susan and John Eros, leaders in the Home Sex Movement, have contested the AMO's assertions, pointing out that sex need not be viewed as a medical problem. They noted that many people find hospital sex too impersonal, too technical, and too oriented toward the convenience of the doctor rather than the "patients". The Eroses cited, for example, a case in which one couple was not ready for orgasm; however, since it was getting late, the doctor (on emergency call) artificially induced orgasm. The Eroses also mentioned examples of drugged hospital sex; in these instances, anesthetic ointment was placed on the genitals - against the patients' wishes - "to slow things down", either to eliminate interference on the EKG monitors or, in the case of cardiovascular patients. because heart rates were getting "dangerously high".
The Eroses pointed out that the bright lights and the intercourse tables are "unnatural" and that they are not conducive to either comfort or procreation. "Furthermore", stated the Eroses, "the hospital practice of separating partners immediately after sex is contrary to what research suggests is desirable in the area of bonding and touching". The Eroses argued that mandatory hospital sex is costly, largely unnecessary, and biased, since only male-female sex is permitted and the intercourse tables are designed specifically for the male-superior position.
The Eroses have also taken issue with the following aspects of "automatic" hospital sex:
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