Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): The Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott regrets the fact that he can't have sex during election campaigns.
The politician is candid enough to confess sex is one of life's great pleasures.
"Let's face it, it's almost impossible to have when you are on the campaign trail," the Courier Mail quoted him as telling Launceston's The Examiner newspaper.
He added: "And it is one of life's great pleasures."
"When I was a schoolboy, my great Jesuit mentor, Father Costello, said that it was much better to do something positive in Lent than to give something up," he said.
"And he said that we shouldn't have a hair shirt mentality where we were against the good things of life - we should have a heroic mindset where we went out to try to make the most of life."
Abbott further said that his Jesuit teacher counselled against giving up things like "lollies or chocolates".
However, Abbot had sparked controversy when he said he'd advise his daughters to abstain from sex until marriage and not give away their virginity too lightly, while speaking to The Australian Women's Weekly. (ANI)