Ministry describes ‘happy’ wedding night in new booklet
EPA PhotoThe Family and Social Policies Ministry has released a new booklet in accordance with a recent pre-nuptial education program, suggesting that couples experience their wedding night "in a way that would please both sides," daily Milliyet reported.
"Sexual intercourse should be experienced in a way that would please both sides and should not be seen as a duty," the booklet said. "Whether or not there would be too little blood, too much blood or no blood at all depends entirely on the way the person was created."
The program aims to offer couples counseling through the early days of the union and includes not only suggestions regarding the wedding night, but the early days of marriage as well.
Couples are encouraged to hold hands, use the words "I love you" often and cuddle while watching movies.
Couples are also advised to help with each other's chores when one side is sick. Men are told to "make soup" when their wives are ill, and woman likewise are advised to go shopping when husbands are not feeling well.
Abortion only when mother or the baby is in danger
The booklet also tells couples that abortion should be conducted only if the baby or the mother is in danger.
The booklet also warns couples against Caesarean births, defined as "big surgical interventions,” due to possible complications it may bring.