In an attempt to help boost the country’s “catastrophically low” birthrate, the government of Spain has appointed its first sex minister.
The country is faced with a population crisis, with fewer births than deaths recorded for the first time last year.
This is even as young couples have reportedly blamed being “too tired after a full day at work” and “late nights” for the decrease.
As a result of this, the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has appointed Edelmira Barreira as the country’s sex boss to get citizens to produce more babies.
The government is hoping the appointment of the Sex Minister will help couples to get busy between the sheets – in a country, which is one of the lowest in the developed world in terms of birthrate.
Statistics revealed Spanish women between 18-49 reportedly had an average of 1.3 children in 2015 – below the European Union’s (EU) figure of 1.58.
Spain’s birthrate has fallen by 18 percent since 2008, according to figures from Eurostat.
And between 1977 and 2015, the number of childless couples tripled from 1.5 to 4.4 million, according to the latest report by Spanish social and economic think tank, Funcas.
Experts say long working hours and a culture of eating late at night and going to bed after midnight are partly to blame for the nation’s sex famine.
Rafael Puyol, of the IE Business School in Madrid, said: “They do not help with making a family. Then when a child arrives it is even worse.”