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Cuba’s vile sex tourism is just part of the ‘sexual revolution’ for some

The euphemisms used to describe the miserable and repressive reality of Cuba are endless. Some examples include the forced indoctrination of children portrayed as "free education," medicine and doctor shortages along with vermin infested and unsanitary hospitals are referred to as "world class free universal health care," and Raul Castro, who between him and his brother Fidel have been the unelected dictators of Cuba for more than a half-century, is addressed as "President Castro."

The latest euphemism used to paint a happy face on an otherwise grim and abhorrent reality in Cuba is the infamous "sexual revolution." That is how this article in the Irish Times attempts to describe the desperation that grips so many Cubans who see no other way to feed themselves or their families other than to sell their bodies to the thousands of sexual tourists who prey on their misery every year.

Sexual revolution alive and well on streets of Havana as Cubans cope with Castro's austerity

Cuba Letter: Cubans joke that the one thing their government cannot not ration is sex

Cuba is sexy. Poor thing, it can't help it. Humidity kisses your skin like moist suede; cuba libres caress your tongue; and tropical rhythms set hips swivelling. Sensual art and music, cigars, mojitos and Comrade Che are all-pervading.

Along the Malecon, Havana's seafront promenade, girls in five-inch heels hug their boys nightly against wave-splashed walls. Men hiss "piropos", flirty come-ons. jineterismo - sex tourism - is alive in Cuba, judging by touts hissing "Quieres chicos - want guys?"

The "casas particulares", where rooms can be rented by the hour, survive discreetly. This society is pre-tech but not post-sex. What you gonna do?

"Yes, it's nuestra fama, our reputation - our stigma, if you will. But it's why we're still here, why we're happy. It continues the human race," says the lovely Mariela Castro.

The daughter of President Raúl Castro, she heads the Cuban Centre for Sex Education (Cenesex) in Havana. She laughs, radiating benign tolerance.

"We promote a lot of causes: women's rights, gay rights, LGBT rights. Diversity is natural. The one cause we'll never promote is abstinence."

Continue reading (if you have the stomach for it) HERE.

6 comments to Cuba’s vile sex tourism is just part of the ‘sexual revolution’ for some

  • asombra

    The lovely Mariela? She looks like a bordello madam.

  • asombra

    But Mariela believes in "sexual liberation." By all accounts, so did her mother (back in 1950s Cuba) and her paternal grandmother (back in 1920s Cuba), so you can imagine what genes she's carrying.

  • asombra

    Do old geezers who get fresh meat by paying for it simply delude themselves, or do they just not care? I guess we could ask Hugh Hefner. Sheesh.

  • asombra

    "Diversity is natural." Except in politics, obviously.

  • asombra

    Mariela radiates "benign tolerance." Do tell. Too bad she only "tolerates" prostitution and alternative sexuality. I hope the writer of this pitiful tripe is merely very, very stupid.

  • asombra

    Well, you know, some people think slavery is sexy, so does that make it OK?