Sex in Taiwan
Many Americans see their sexuality as a defining characteristic. 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, for the most 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's probably 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 one 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 to the New World.
One thing about sex in Taiwan: everybody's doing it. 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 don't feel the need to tell you who they are sleeping with, or why, 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. Or maybe it's just biology. I've had married women offer to be my mistress, but I've 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 many 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've ever seen in any porno.
Sometimes 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.