2011年2月26日星期六

Sex in Taiwan


Many Americans see their sexuality as a defining thing. They are always in a hurry to tell you whether they are straight, gay, bisexual, or something else, and just as eager to tell you what they consider "perverted," or "immoral," or just "wrong" - whatever that means.

This is perhaps because we Americans have, in large part, inherited much of the Judeo-Christian outlook of our ancestors. This is not to say that we always agree with it. This is not to say that we don't find it confining, but just to say that it is an unavoidable part of our makeup, and removing all those Judeo-Christian scruples from most Americans would make them, in the end, unrecognizeable as Americans.

People in Taiwan, for the most part, don't have that kind of biblical tradition to answer to. They don't have all of those "Thou shalts" and "Thou shalt nots" rolling around in their consciousness. Of course there are Buddhist teachings that fill the same role, but this is only a case of parallel evolution, in which a bird's wing and a bat's wing serve the same purpose, yet function on an entirely different set of principles.

So even if people in Taiwan consider something "perverted," it is likely not for the same reasons that Americans think so. Incest, homosexuality, bestiality, and prostitution are all frowned upon in Taiwan, but not because they are making Jehovah angry. More likely, they are frowned upon because they are harming society as a whole, or a family in particular. Religious traditions enter into such attitudes, but they are not informed by the kind of American puritanism that brought many of my ancestors across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World.

One thing about sex in Taiwan: everybody's doing it, but they just aren't talking about it. Americans will bore you with discussions of their sexuality, often because they think by doing so they are displaying a liberated attitude towards it. In Taiwan, people just don't feel the need to tell you who they are sleeping with, and in many cases their conquests are a strictly private matter.

A lot of guys in Taiwan cheat on their wives. A lot of other guys in Taiwan don't. Whether they do or they don't, they definitely don't get divorced as often as Americans, and that's saying something.


Some women in Taiwan cheat on their husbands, but my feeling is that this doesn't occur as often as with men. This may be because women in Taiwan don't have as much opportunity to do so. I have had married women offer to be my mistress, but I have managed (just barely) to keep my dick in my pants for my entire married life. May the good Lord give me the strength to keep doing so.

Some guys and girls in Taiwan are gay or lesbian. Homosexuals in big cities can be very "out," but when they return home to the country, they often pretend to relatives that they are still looking for a wife or husband. I think a lot of girls in high school probably experiment with lesbianism at some point, simply because the schools are single-sex and they have few other options.

Hetero guys in Taiwan prefer Japanese porn. This makes sense, because most Taiwanese men would prefer Japanese women. There are a lot of cultural similarities between Taiwan and Japan that also make this so.

All of the porn in Taiwan is censored, in that the naughty bits are blurred out in most videos. The women spend most of the films with this blurry thing entering their blurry place, and then the blurry thing shoots a load on their face. I've seen only one Taiwan-made pornographic film in my life, and it was in most respects just like the description above. The only difference was that part of the movie contained this bizarre subplot about someone's grandmother growing very ill. It was the most erection-killing subplot I have ever seen in any porno.

Sometimes I have foreign guys ask me how to get laid, or how to get a girlfriend in Taiwan. I honestly don't know why they have trouble. There are plenty of women and men in Taiwan for the taking, whether you are looking for sex, a relationship, or just a conversation. Guys who complain that Taiwanese women and men are "unfriendly" or "cold" probably have only themselves to blame.

It's not hard to find sex in Taiwan. In a country this densely populated, it might even come looking for you.

5 則留言:

  1. This is presently the second-most viewed topic on this blog. It is also virtually endless, and one of my favorites to write about. Readers are encouraged to share their thoughts on the above. I would like to know what you think!

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  2. Hi there! I was searching for english books in taiwan and end here in this blog. It helped me so instead i read some of your writing, maybe i think that you write here so as someone could read your thoughts or the things you are going through. And yes! Im reading it and sharing part of it.
    About this article sex itsnt difficult to find but taiwanese dont really talk about it. I work with taiwanese and some of then a surprise about how open i talk about sex(since im a girl, and they think we shouldnt be so sexually open mind). But im really enjoying my sex life here!

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  3. I'm happy girls are reading this blog. Sometimes I feel like this blog is too male-centric? Bringing more openness to the ongoing dialogue about sex is, I think, a good thing.

    Are you still looking for English books in Taiwan? I have many, many novels that I am trying to get rid of!

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  4. Thanks but im actually looking for lonely planet books, and also not staying much longer in taiwan. I ll be leaving in october and will be backpacking in southern asia. Thanks for your help, good life!

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  5. Mixed feelings about Lonely Planet. I found their Hong Kong/Macau book very useful, but their Southeast Asia on a Shoestring has to be the most useless book ever. I just spent two weeks in Thailand and Cambodia, and that book didn't help me at all.

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