I made a promise to myself when I started this blog, that if I hit 10 countries, I’d be happy. I pass this on to friends, and have friends abroad, people travel, I can hit 10. When I hit 25 I was shocked. I just passed 50. So in recognition of my international readership, today’s blog is all about sex – international style!
To say thank you to all of my Minxes around the world, I thought we’d celebrate with some sexy facts. Going from East to West, I’d like to begin in the land of the Hobbits.
New Zealand: During the last Rugby World Cup, a marketing campaign was launched to generate support for the All Blacks by getting the fans to give up sex. Unsurprisingly, this didn’t work, and was dropped faster than Dan Carter’s extremely tight pants.
Australia: Globally, Australians are the most receptive to the idea of having a threesome – 28% of them claim to have tried it. Talk about wild down under!
Russia: Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, could be one of the first royal Cougars. She took many lovers during her long reign, the last of which, Prince Zubov, was 40 years her junior.
Japan: In Japan there are 37,000 love hotels, accommodating couples who want some quality “alone time”. 1.4 million couples (2%) of the population visit a love hotel every single day. The annual turnover is more than 4 trillion Yen – double the anime market.
Indonesia – On the western slope of Mount Lawu, Central Java, the Javanese constructed an ancient temple which pays homage to sex. Carvings of sex and genitalia are all over the place – retro porn to the max.
The Philippines – During 19th-century in the Philippines, the sexually attractive female body parts of the time were the “bare arms, a good neck or nape” and “tiny rosy feet
Vietnam – Instead of going down the Full Metal Jacket route, I thought I’d celebrate the fact that according to the International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, Vietnamese women are quite forward thinking when it comes to economic independence. Women raise their daughters to learn that they should always have economic independence, and should not rely on men for this. Rock on Vietnam!
Singapore – In Singapore, the average age for losing your virginity is 18.2 years old, and according to the Global Sex Survey by Durex, only 42% of people questioned were happy with their sex lives.
Hong Kong – Hong Kong fared even worse in this survey, with only 30% saying they were happy with their sex lives. Perhaps unsurprising, as one sex researcher described Hong Kong’s attitude to sex as “overall deep caution, with sparkles of lust!” Get more Minx Hong Kong!
Republic of Korea – in 2002, art graduates began creating sexy sculptures and pieces that they exhibited in a place called Jeju Loveland, on an island just off the main coast. The island being a popular destination for honeymooners, this sexy theme park was created to help nervous newly weds and give them ideas.
Myanmar – In Jan 2013, Myanmar banned the first sex education magazine, Hnyo, after just one issue, for it containing photos of scantily clad women and being too steamy.
Taiwan – Taiwan is well below the world average of sexual frequency, with only 88 times per year.
Malaysia – Malaysia has one of the world’s strictest media censorship regimes, and after rising religious conservatism over the last 10 years, in films kissing scenes and cleavages were censored, nudity and sex scenes were cut, and many movies were banned altogether. So Deep Throat’s a no then?
Thailand – Thailand has a reputation for sexual tolerance and is considered very safe for LGBT travelers. Transsexuals, also known as krathoeys or ladyboys, are highly visible in mainstream society
Part 2 coming shortly….