Friday, December 08, 2006

Hmmm...strange bit of news.

Check this out.

  • BBC link

  • I have to say, in defence of the men in my country, that surveys aren't a 100% accurate. And a survey of a thousand men out of a population of over a billion..even if it's accurate, that's a big generalisation.
    All the sexually active Indian women that I know seem to be pretty satisfied. On all accounts - size, girth, technique whatever. I see why the west have so many women of the same social standing, the same opportunities for sexual encounters and the same hopes of true love as us, who've never had orgasms. They only look at "bigger is better". Sheesh.
    On the other hand, I agree with the article when it says smaller condoms should be manufactured worldwide. It's only fair. I mean bras come in all sorts of different sizes, why shouldn't condoms?

    p.s. take this post with a pinch of salt, please!


    Blogger Thumri said...

    Good point about the generalisation. It's pretty ridiculous to base this on 1200 people, be it random or not. Also you make an excellent point about the orgasms - I know several women in the West that are well into their mid twenties and haven't had one. Its not just the size that matters: its knowledge of how to use it. Size is over-rated anyway. I'd hate to be with a guy who had a twelve incher, I mean how uncomfortable would that be if you were even slightly not in the mood? Most Indian guys I have been with have been more than sufficiently well endowed so I'm going to take in the results of this 'study' with more than a pinch of salt.

    December 8, 2006 at 10:18:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger vichchoobhai said...

    Ya. I read about this study in the Times of India. If they can predict the election results fairly accurately) of a country with billion people with a sample of a few thousands, it should apply to surveys on more mundane matters, like sex. Grading of condoms would be a problem, though. Vending machines with different slots have to be developed. Better stil, why not have trial rooms in chemists shops (without hidden cameras)

    The Germans have got over this problem. They have developed a latex solution in which the "handbrake" (code name used by truckers when they talk to HIV Aids counsellors) has to be dipped, taken out and held below hot air drier and Voila! u have a perfectly fitting condom produced "in situ" How to scrape it off after use is not mentioned. Perhaps one has to dip it in solvents.

    I for one am against the condom. "Down with condoms" Finding them and putting them on at the right time is a bother. And it takes the skin to skin contact feeling away. In these days of the "day after" contraceptive pill and promising experiments of prophylaxis against the retroviral menace, the condom business has a dim future!

    December 9, 2006 at 10:10:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger Sylvan Goddess said...

    oral contraceptive pills don't protect you against any diseases. And if you're talking about pill 72 when you talk of the morning after pill, it's unhealthy. You're only supposed to take it like 3 times in your entire life, i believe.

    December 9, 2006 at 4:26:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger vichchoobhai said...

    the morning after pill is quite safe and as far as i know it has very few side effects. It is not true that it cant be taken more than thrice in a lifetime. The Plan B pill ( Levonorgestrel) is safer, to be taken within 24 hours and followed by another after 12 hours.

    Ya it is no guarantee against STD. But then the risk is when one has multiple partners, one night stands etc. which are best avoided. Moreover except HIV the rest can be prevented by taking oral antibiotics within 24 hours.

    December 10, 2006 at 11:08:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger Sylvan Goddess said...

    hahaha thanks for the info, vichchoobhai! Pill72 however is not meant to be taken more than 3 times in one lifetime. I've been told that by more than one doctor. And STDs are avoidable, even if they can be treated with antibiotics. Some dont surface for a really long time, some cause permanent damage, some cause infertility. I wouldn't disregard the utility and benefits of using a condom that easily.

    December 10, 2006 at 4:10:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ever thought about what taking massive doses of hormones to make your body do something it isnt supposed to, might do to your body in the long run Vichoobhai?

    Its not really something to be toyed with lightly, merely because you like the feeling of skin on skin. Thats just irresponsible and disrespectful to a womans body, not to mention the potential fetus in the making and the sanctity of life.

    Also, I cant say that I've ever heard of std's being able to be cured if antibiotics are taken in 72 hours.
    Again, how would you know you have an STD till the symptoms manifest.

    I have a suggestion for you. Googly syphilis and see what turns up. That might make you a little less opposed to condoms.

    December 11, 2006 at 6:43:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger Woman?? said...


    You lost me at
    mundane matters, like sex

    "Bigger is better" is, unfortunately, taken to be the ultimate truth in all topics from automobiles to zucchinis.

    December 11, 2006 at 4:24:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger vichchoobhai said...

    There are many things we do to make our body do something it isnt supposed to do. By extending this logic, all forms of contraception should be banned to respect the unborn foetus and the sanctity of life. The church has debated it for centuries and has veered round to condoning the use of pills (hormones) under the plea that it prevents diseases like hiv aids, though I would like to stress that it it also prevents formation of life.

    Anyway, this is an endless debate.

    Since I am being attacked from all sides, I GIVE UP.

    December 11, 2006 at 8:58:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Blogger Pinkeagle said...

    hate to continue a dead debate..but..the pill does NOT prevent HIV/Aids.
    And this is why Indian schools need sex ed I believe.

    December 12, 2006 at 10:51:00 AM GMT+5:30  

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