Melbourne, Feb 8 (ANI): In order to break Belgian's nearly eight-month political deadlock, a senator has suggested that negotiators should stay away from having sex.
According to De Morgen newspaper, Marleen Temmerman said that negotiators should abstain from having sex until a new coalition government was formed, reports the Courier Mail.
The socialist politician, who is also a renowned gynecologist, said she was inspired by her time in Kenya.
"After a year of talking, women's movements called on the negotiators' wives to stop having sex until an agreement was reached. A week later, a deal was on the table," she said.
Temmerman also cited the ancient Greek text Lysistrata by the playwright and philosopher Aristophanes, which describes a successful sex strike mounted by women to end the war between Athens and Sparta.
"You never know. It's much better than being cynical," she added. (ANI)