Apparently the Dark Continent is filled with people (males) that have no clue how to wash “downstairs”.
In true colonial fashion The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
Apparently AIDS researchers have been unsuccessful in convincing most adult African men to undergo circumcision, and so the UCLA study proposes to determine whether researchers can develop an after-sex genitalia-washing regimen that they can then convince uncircumcised African men to follow.
To me this is a very strange, all throughout.
Firstly, what has circumcisions to do with AIDS? As far as I know, and from what can read online, AIDS spreads regardless of skin around the head of the penis or not. Two totally unrelated issues. Secondly I hardly see how thousands of years of civilization, even seen to countries in Africa, have missed something as obvious as to washing up or cleaning oneself. Thirdly, is this really something that can save the US’s economy? Apparently as it was a part of the stimulus…
As said, very strange.
And isn’t this racism? I am not really a politically correct individual, and I do think that the racist card is played way too often, but in this case? Teaching black people how to wash their genitals? Bordering on racism to me.
Finally I also like to point out that the only time I feel like I don’t want to keep my penis “clean” is after sex. That smell and feeling of female juices is a keeper.
In any case I hope Americans are happy knowing were their money goes. $823,200 to teach cleaning of the penis? Yes, money well spent...