He also pleads with those who are annoyed and even angered by the noise to be more “forgiving.”
On Wednesday, a Swedish man tweeted Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom complaining, “my neighbors are once again having noisy sex. You’re my only hope: could you ban risqué exercises after 10pm?”
@Twiststorm Låter trevligt för dom tycker jag. Bra för välbefinnandet och därmed folkhälsan också.
— Gabriel Wikström (@gabrielwikstrom) March 9, 2016
Wikstrom promptly responded, denying the man’s request: “Sounds nice for them, I think. Good for their well-being and thus public health as well.”
Later clarifying his comments, Wikstrom explained to several news outlets that there has been a decline in the amount of sex people have in Sweden since 1996. Expanding on the theme, he said that the average citizen is getting down to business 3.8 times a month – a 24% decline from the five times per month people were doing the deed 20 years ago.
He believes that the decline is due to stress, pressure, and people feeling as though their bodies are inadequate — and that it is a problem.
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