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Dutch Sex Education Site Shuts Down Because of Overwhelming Popularity

By Chris V. Thangham     Feb 2, 2008 in Internet
Health authorities in the Netherlands started a sex education site to combat sexually transmitted diseases. However, because of immense popularity, it shut the site down within a few hours of its opening.
Amsterdam health authorities started a safe sex training site called Vrijlekker.nl (which means have nice sex in Dutch) to combat the rise of sexually transmitted diseases among young people aged 16 to 24 years old.
Vrijlekker posted a short instructional video on the site about safer sex practices.
The site went online on Wednesday and within hours it received nearly half a million hits. Organizers had to shut down as its servers were not ready to handle the huge amount of traffic.
Udi Davidovich of the GGD health services told ANP they knew it would be popular, but the traffic it was getting was beyond their expectations.
So far the site has had nearly 960,000 hits generated by around 60,000 people.
In my opinion, they should have enlisted Google’s services to handle the traffic, as they could have placed their videos with the help of YouTube.
What do you think: Since many schools are not teaching sex education, is it better to have websites like this to teach safer practices for sex?
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