Here are a couple of interesting tidbits from the newspapers that, well, set off the bells...of a very different kind of alarm. The articles that I speak of are separated by a couple of weeks, at least, and they don't have much in common, except for the fact that they deal with the question of sex for pleasure (as a leisure activity or passtime?) and for procreation. Actually, with regard to the latter, the point of view is rather worrying. Confused? Perplexed? Hold your horses...all of them.
This first one is about how the Indian man measures up, overall...so to speak. Nothing wrong with anything in the article...perhaps it's more interesting that such a study was done at all.
Indians no 'gods of love'
Chennai: Today's moral police bash up youth for inculcating amorous tendencies which clash with cultural backdrop of India. Here is something which suggests that Indians are still the "safest" set of people when it comes to sex.
According to global sex survey conducted by condom maker Durex, Indians safe play on matters relating to sexual health. They have the fewest sexual partners of "just three" compared to nine globally. The Turks (14.5 partners) have had more sexual partners than any other nationality in the world.
More than 3.17 lakh (317,000) people from 41 countries including India participated in thie sex survey. This is the fourth year that this survey has been carried out online (www.durex.com).
The survey also said that only 13 percent of Indians had 'one night stands' compared to 44 percent globally, just goes to reinforce their 'play safe' attitude on sex. Indian are also among the lowest in the world when it comes to extra-marital affairs (15 percent) compared to 22 percent globally.
Only four percent of Indians have responded saying that they had Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) which is the lowest in the world while globally 13 percent of the respondents admitted to having STI.
The country's priority to sexual safety was re-emphasised when close to 49 percent said that, with regards to encouraging the young people, priority should be to abstain from sex before marriage. Globally only eight percent of the people felt so.
Almost three quarters of adults worldwide (74 percent) believed that young people should be encouraged to practice sae sex while 41 percent of Indians opined the same.
While 46 percent of Indians said they were happy with their sex lives compared to 44 percent globally, they also experienced least monotony in sex (three percent) compared to seven percent globally.
Roughly a third of Indians surveyed believed that pornography (37 percent) and 28 percent felt that pleasure enhancing condoms were preferred sexual enhancers. Globally, only 23 percent voted in favor of pleasure enhancing condoms.
When it came to unprotected sex, Indians seem to be the lowest risk takers with 21 percent of the surveyed accepting the fact that they had had sex without protection, as against the global average of 47 percent.
Globally, the Greeks became this year's official 'Gods of Love' by clocking 138 sessions a year.
The Durex Global Sex survey said that people in India want to bide their time and have sex for the first time at 19.8 years, while the global average was 17.3 years.
Too busy for sex, women opt for IVF
Daily Mail, London: Busy career women are abandoning sex and seeking inappropriate IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment to have instant babies, doctors have claimed.
It is estimated that one in seven UK couples have difficult conceiving. However, many women take up IVF treatment, before they discover this because they are simply too busy or tired to have sex.
Emma Cannon runs the fertility programme at Westover House clinic in London, which has seen a 20 percent increase in the number of women seeking "inappropriate" IVF.
However, consultants may discourage women from seeking treatment if they have not tried to conceive naturally.
So, there it is. End of the male species as we know it? Are we going to go the way of the dodo? Or will the future of the until-recently-Alpha male be some Matrix type thing? Damn man. That's pretty scary. What next a human race made up of asexual beings? How's that for a "good looking" future?
And what about that first one about the Indian man being conservative in the sack? Well, any testimonies? Hahaha. Just kidding. All of 'us' know ourselves rather well, and so we will say that parts of it are true, while other parts are not...like everything else in this world. It depends on the individual, eh? I've seen crazy Indian boys, and I've seen the seedha-saadha types as well. We all find our niche in the love game I guess. I mean, you try the whole freaky pandit ishtyle, and if that doesn't work you move on to something else...that's all. He he he. Well, waiting to hear what you guys have to say about this.
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