Gertrude Mungai: What exactly is she selling?
Did you watch that episode on K24’s Connect where Gertrude Mungai, the co-host of the show, was demonstrating how some ‘mombasa raha’ positions can be carried out to maximum satisfaction? Well, if you didn’t, youtube will always help you out. I am sure you have an opinion on it, but first things first.
Did you blush when she boldly got on top of her ‘model’ and gyrated her hips as she demonstrated how to get the most out of the missionary position? Did you exclaim in disbelief as she put both her legs up in the air and showed you how to guide your partner with your feet, from behind while he was ‘at work?’ Were you tempted to believe that the world is coming to an end when she gave instructions on how to ‘kamata bonnet’ – she called that her christmas gift to us, how sweet! Or was it?
When you eventually got over your embarrassment, did you continue watching or did you switch off your Tv set in protest? At the end of it all, did you learn anything? Nothing at all? She didn’t mention a position that you particularly enjoy with your partner, did she? I remember her mentioning a few that were her favorite, did she demonstrate a few of yours as well? None? Ok, but at least she suggested something that you’ve always wanted to try out, right? You must have thought at some point “Mmmh…interesting”. Don’t lie to me now, we’re all adults here. Or are we?
So the million dollar question since the show aired in December last year, demonstrations and all, has been whether she is selling immorality or some form of genuine, much needed sex education.
Here’s a questionnaire I came up with to help us put things in perspective:
- Is the show rated 21 years and above?
- Does it have married couples as its target audience?
- At the age of 21 years are children aware of the birds and the bees sex and sexuality courtesy of their very responsible parents, the very reliable internet, or very well informed buddies?
- During the time the show airs (11 pm is it?) are children (supposed to be) snoring in slumberland?
- Is sex a vital part of every marriage?
- Are married folks allowed to enjoy mind-blowing, earth-shattering, guiltless sex?
- Does lack of intimacy or sex in a marriage contribute to its detriment?
- Does sex in marriage have to be boring?
- Does improved sexual performance lead to satisfaction of both parties, hence better chances of a happier marriage?
- Does the show encourage promiscuity, unnatural acts or immorality of any kind?
- Does sexual dissatisfaction create a disconnect between couples that could open avenues for infidelity to set in?
- Can a show like this help a couple break the silence and allow them to communicate effectively about their sexual expectations?
- Though they say that sex is a preserve for the married, is it the married who hardly ever enjoy it fully?
- Is it a crime to enjoy sex with your spouse?
- Did Gertrude dress decently for this show?
- Was she sexually provocative?
- Were there any clumsy or awkward moments while she manoeuvred around the set?
- Are we applying double standards when we watch shows that have sex scenes and nudity merely for entertainment purposes and complain about this particular one?
Again I ask, is the show educative or immoral?