|Sex or wine? Women have to choose|
The Centers for Disease Control released a report this week with the following jaw-dropping language:
Healthcare providers should ... advise (women) not to drink at all if she is pregnant, trying to get pregnant, sexually active, and not using birth control.I'm a guy, so maybe I'm not seeing this the right way. In my 20s I wasn't always sure when I was sexually active.
I always wanted to be sexually active, and sometimes one meets attractive potential partners in places where alcohol is served. So what is one supposed to do at a party: quickly size up the available gene pool and decide, Margaritas or making out? Chardonnay or cuddles? Sex on the Beach or sex in a comfortable bed?
European women generally scoff at American doctors' prudish attitudes about drinking alcohol during pregnancy, which I think is a liability issue: nobody wants to tell a woman she can enjoy a glass of wine during pregnancy, even though Italian and French women do, because what if the kid grows up to have birth defects or be Donald Trump?
But this seems to be going pretty far, even for a reactionary country that once banned alcohol for more than a decade.
Like I said, though, I'm a guy. This seems like patriarchal prudishness, but maybe it's a legitimate health concern. Women, what do you think? Which would you rather have: sex or wine?