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Preliminary Results from the ‘Pervert Post’- Disappointing

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 28, 2010


Well it looks as if I have disappointed those in the sociology circles with my attempt at finding out if those of middle eastern descent are actually more perverted than the rest of us. (see my red herring post about aberrant sexual behaviours in China).
The post which was all nothing more than a weak attempt to see which countries would be attracted to a post with such a ‘racey’ theme. After a few days, I can draw two conclusions:
1- we are all perverted as the post was quite popular, it ranked next to the one about the lady doing the pooch
2-so far the distribution of post viewers is randomly distributed.
conclusions, not many…. I thought it would be neat to see what kind of reaction that post drew and I am seriously surprised that the middle east didnt rise to the occasion- maybe if I’d posted in Arabic…

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More Chongqing

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Picking at Their Butts in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 28, 2010


China is an odd, odd place. Take the following as an example In China they litter, so instead of teaching people not to litter or fining those who do, they are paying people for the amount of cigarette butts they pick up. The official price is “($0.0075) for each cigarette butt they pick up from city streets.” Damn, that means you have to pick up, handle and save about 1.4 nasty disgusting used cigarettes just to earn one US penny, wtf??
But if you do like the old lady below, you can strike pay dirt, maybe do it full time. Lets see, she probably had her hands in 500 different ash trays, hunched over in the cold for a week, all in order to pick up the butts shown below. Imagine walking from spot to spot, bent at the waist while clutching these burnt out cancer sticks, and how much did she make?
(unofficial estimation— 50 butts on the floor, grand total 0.37U$, then in the bags, maybe a few thousand butts for a total of 18.75 U$…

Where cigarette butts mean money
An old woman counts the cigarette butts she collected, anticipating her reward, at a public hygiene office in Xianyang, Shaanxi province on Oct 18. [Wei Guangjing / for China Daily]

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Adorable in China-Chinese Rabbit

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Fast Food Chinese Style- Chongqing Photo

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 28, 2010


Tbis photo is from my Chongqing trip, I think it feels like the experience. I mean the lights and colors, this is how the weekend felt. The trip was really good.

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The Rise of China? Not in The Bedroom, A Study Shows….

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 28, 2010


This is related to the post about the crappy sex lives of your typical Chinaman that I posted earlier today. In a previous post I showed where only something like 1% of chinamen think they are getting good love, then I ranted for a while in that post.
In my haste to blog about the article, what I hadn’t done was read all of it, so I missed this. Look at the gem below, its sad(-ED I mean), but what the heck I am gonna’ poke fun anyway.
So, below the excerpt is saying that 1 in 3 Chinamen is not manning his ‘chopstick’ the way he used to. Apparently this means that irrespective of age, 33% of these budding kung fu masters is unable to swing the old ‘nunchucks’ the way he should… ok enough of the angry Bill and now to the excerpt..

excerpt:
“In addition to discovering that Chinese men who took part in the survey have less frequent and less rewarding sex lives than men in the West, the survey found that only 1 percent of respondents underwent sexual health checkups once a year. And nearly 70 percent of respondents said they would not even talk to doctors about problems with their sex lives. Wang Xiaofeng, a doctor from Peking University People’s Hospital, said that, nationwide, one in three men display some symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the rate among men who were older than 40 was 40 percent.

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Another Chinese Sex Survey, The Men Fail Miserably or Is It the Women This Time…

Posted by w_thames_the_d on October 28, 2010


No wonder the Chinese are so aggressive in the subways and on the roads, they aren’t getting good nookie..(.read the excerpt below)
The funny thing is that in China they put out these reports (see below) on fairly regular basis where the men suck at sex, or are sexually unfulfilled, blah blah. I think if you just observe them it comes as no surprise. Firstly the Chinese are not ebullient like the Brazilians for example, or even as ebullient as the stone monument of Abraham lincoln in DC. Secondly, the men have those little boy builds so the women probably cringe when they see them. As for the men, the problem with many Chinese women is that in order to define their form of beauty, you have to stretch the term, I mean stretch it like a pair of Wranglers on the hips of a Mexican-American woman at a Houston country bar (Houstonians will understand). But yeah, the ladies are lacking in the looks area, not all of course, but imho, many of them. Their problem is the absence of nice features, ie. nose, cheekbones, eyebrows, eyelashes, eyeshape, and those teeth.So I guess the men look at the women like ….um .. and the women look at the men like EEEEGADD, he looks like a praying mantis, and then they go to bed unfulfilled.

excerpt:
“Only 0.5 percent of Chinese men are consistently satisfied with their sexual experiences and the amount of sex they are getting is “far less” than people enjoy in Western countries, according to a new survey. The survey says that almost 70 percent of Chinese men have sex between two and five times a month. “The frequency for men in Western countries is between two and five times a week,” said Zhang Yilan, an official from the Chinese Medical Development Research Council who was among the experts involved in the survey.
The research, which took five months to complete and involved 33,000 men, was conducted jointly by the council and Beijing Dawn Hospital. It included an online questionnaire, Beijing-based street interviews and analysis of hospital records.”

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