Talk about sex in families -clergy

Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with HIV/AIDS (MANERELA) has urged couples to open up and talk about sex within their homes in order to curb the further spread of HIV and AIDS with extra-marital ‘satisfaction’.

Pastor Bright Chali , MANERELA district coordinator for Mzimba , said this in an interview with Nyasa Times  on the sidelines of a series of trainings the organization his organisation  is conducting targeting married people.

Pastor Chali said its high time married couples opened up and discuss about how to satisfy each other within the homes so that no one seeks sexual satisfaction outside marriage.

He said a healthy sex life fosters strong family relationships and protects against the stresses of life.

Pastor Chali: Let's talk about sex

The clergy saId sex was a God given gift that was supposed to be enjoyed between married people.

Chali said for this to happen, there is need for couples to foster good communication amongst them and discuss openly about sex.

He observed that failure to communicate freely about sexual matters leads to lack of satisfaction forcing many people to seek such pleasures outside marriage hence putting their life of contracting HIV, a virus that causes AIDS.

‘‘Recent findings indicate that marriages are becoming a breeding ground for HIV and AIDS. This is due to multiple sex partners that married people engage in due to lack of sexual gratification within their homes,” he said.

The Pastor stressed that a good sex life strengthened the bond of family and compensated for things that wear and tear on family life.

Pastor also urged fellow faith based leaders to talk about HIV and AIDS and sexual matters in their respective denominations instead of being judgemental and condemning those living with HIV and AIDS.

”Sin is repentable but HIV and AIDS has no cure. Let the church therefore take a leading role in sensitizing people on HIV and AIDS and sexual matters,” said Pastor Chali.

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