The committee collected altogether over , signatures of support surpassing the minimum requirement of , signatures. Subsequently, the draft law was very quickly added to the parliamentary agenda. Shockingly, the authors want people providing sexuality education and counselling to be punished with up to three years in jail. The same authors seem to be more lenient with those who promote and approve of actual paedophilia — in their opinion this crime would earn the perpetrator only two years in jail. In the justification of the proposed law, the committee openly admits that its main aim is not to fight paedophilia but comprehensive sexuality education.
The Sexuality of Adults with Intellectual Disability in Poland
Jail sentence for talking about sex in Poland - The Progressive Post
Like many people during the coronavirus pandemic, year-old Emilka has had to get used to working from home: fitting her job around studying psychology, creating the right kind of working environment and trying to stay motivated. But Emilka is a sex worker. In Poland, this means that her job is not recognised as work by the government. However, they are also not formally recognised as workers either. The unregulated nature of the industry meant that working conditions were often difficult even before the pandemic. Emilka has worked in strip clubs for around five years, including in Romania and Spain as well as Poland, doing shifts of up to 13 hours. Wages were also unpredictable.
“We can only count on ourselves”: Poland’s sex workers struggle amid pandemic
Sexuality is one of the most important aspects of human life that relates to sex, one's identification, sexual role, sexual preferences, eroticism, pleasure and intimacy. It fulfils such functions as procreative, hedonistic and relationship-building as well as constitutes an integral part of human's personality. The sexuality of people with intellectual disability is a special case - both from medical, pedagogical, psychological and ethical point of view. Little available research shows that it may become a significant factor that modifies their psychological and sexual functioning.
Metrics details. Poland is a Catholic country and is one of a few countries in Europe where the percentage of people declaring themselves as non-believing remains rather low. Thus, most young Poles are brought up in Catholic families and receive religious instruction at school.