Pork spices up leader's sex life
Argentina's president thinks eating pig meat is really sexy, not only that but she says it better than Viagra, and that she has tried it herself.
Many people in the beef-loving nation reacted with surprise yesterday after Cristina Fernandez promoted the unknown power of pork in a speech.
"I didn't know eating pork improved sexual activity," she said in a meeting with representatives of the pork industry. "It is much more gratifying to eat some grilled pork than to take Viagra."
She even joked that "it was all good" after she enjoyed some pork with her husband, former President Nestor Kirchner. "I think they might be right," she said to a laughing audience.
The president's speech, in which she announced subsidies to keep the price of pork low despite inflation, won prominent play on television and radio stations. It also prompted debate on whether Argentinians should add more pork to their diet. They are among the world's biggest consumers of red meat.
The head of the pork producers association, Juan Luis Uccelli,backed Ms Fernandez's speech by saying Denmark and Japan have a much more "harmonious" sexual life then the Argentinians because they eat a lot of pig meat. "In Osaka, Japan, there is a village where the people who reached the age of 105 and ate a lot of pork had a lot of sexual activity," he told radio Mitre. Others were sceptical. "There is no study showing pork meat significantly improves sexual activity," Amado Bechara, a specialist in sexual disfunction, said.