I think it was grade 6 in primary school when I had my first sexual education class (or “sex-ed” as they called it). I don’t remember much of it, with only vague recollections of required parental consent, condoms and bananas.
Following on into highschool, this education continued and whilst it was not entirely restricted to what I learnt in school, by the time I finished I had what I’d like to think was a pretty solid understanding of how my body worked.
Here in Taiwan though, it’s a bit of a different story.
Citing one particular couple, a Dr. Jien (簡) from Khaosiung’s Veteran’s General Hospital (in Taiwan’s south) recently shared that they were having problems in the bedroom.
30 years old and married, the husband, much to his wife’s frustration, was refusing to have sex because he believes that men “only produce a bottle or so worth of sperm in their lifetime”.
The problem is that the husband doesn’t want to “waste” any of his sperm until he’s ready to have kids, literally leaving his wife hanging on edge.
So resolute in his belief that he only had a bottle of sperm that even after his wife “dragged” him off to a urologist, he refuses to believe his body is capable of producing more than his predetermined bottle-sized quota.
The size of the bottle was not clarified.
In what appears to be a public service announcement cum news story (no pun intended), Dr. Jien goes on to state that this is apparently a common misperception amongst Taiwanese males ages 25 to 30.
They’re precious to their sperm, not dare to masturbate and very careful about the sex times after they got married.
They say one drop of sperm is ten drops of blood also harms your health and energy brings out affecting to have a baby.
So they work hard waiting for their economy is stable then they’re more relaxed to have a healthy baby.
Is this the secret behind Taiwan’s plummeting birth rate, which is already one of the lowest in the world?
Maybe we could send some Taiwanese men over to China to better educate them and solve their population woes. What better way to warm and tighten those cross-strait relations.
Get on it Mr. Ma.