The brochure on sexual health contains detailed instructions on various ways of having sex and features explicit pictures of sexual acts, involving homosexual couples, a black wheelchair-bound man having sex with another man and even a scene of group sex. Among other things, the newcomers are instructed on how to put on a condom and urged to regularly get checked for STDs.
Victims of rape or sexual assault are urged to report the case to the police as soon as possible to collect evidence and get proper support. The brochure stipulates specifically that having sex with a drunk or unconscious person constitutes rape by law.
The brochure was actually released last year, but has risen to prominence on social networking sites only in recent days, gathering mixed reactions.
"The only thing RFSL really propagates in their brochure is abstinence. No one will want to have sex after seeing all these images," a Swedish user tweeted.
The media uproar about the brochure has spurred RFSL to release a special statement, claiming that the graphic images, which stirred a commotion on social media, were bespoke and were designed to specifically show a range of sexual preferences, bodies and genders.LGBT-certifying various premises and activities, including schools, hospitals, churches, real estate companies and refugee accommodations, which has become a growing trend in Sweden. During the educational courses which include 20 hours of training, RFSL charges 4,000 SEK ($500) per employee. An LGBT certification for a company of 25 employees costs therefore about 100,000 SEK ($12,000) plus VAT. A certificate is only is valid for three years, whereupon "re-certification" is carried out every three years, which funnels hundreds of thousands of kronor into RFSL's coffers. In March, The Prison and Probation Service, which has around 10,000 employees, proudly became Sweden's first government body to be fully LGBT-certified and receive an RFSL diploma, Swedish newspaper Norrköpings Tidningar reported.
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