Denmark town asks people to have more sex to tackle falling birth rate

Their town wants them to get down and dirty as much as possible and the good townsfolk of Thisted are more than happy to oblige.


The Thisted residents have been asked by the town council to have as much sex as possible in order to curb a dwindling birth rate. The residents sleepy little backwater town which has a population of 13,000 has agreed to this request so that new-borns can grow up to use the town’s schools and shops. At present, the infrastructure provided by the town is grossly underused.


With a birth rate of 1.6 babies per family, the town has the lowest birth rate in all of Denmark. The town council is hoping that the new measure will help the survival of schools and childcare centres.


Lars Sloth, director of Thisted council, told The Guardian, “We had a hearing with the local community and asked them what we could do about institutions closing and so few babies being born. One of the citizens’ organisations suggested this “deal” as an option. It’s an unusual way of doing things, but we had to do something to save our town and maintain a certain number of children in the community.”

He continued: “The threat of shutting schools is over for now. We just need to figure out how to monitor the plan and see how many more children come along. Our intention is to create a vibrant community and attract new families. Many are very excited about the new plan.”

This isn’t the first time that Danes have been encouraged to have sex to check decreasing birth rates. Last year, an advertising campaign, ‘Do it for Denmark’ had encouraged the country’s people to get lucky while holidaying.


They called for birth control decades ago, for eternal prosperity to take roots. Now that everybody is rich, they find a basic link in the chain missing.