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He he. Well, sex addiction isn't a good thing and any deterrent from wanking is probably a good thing. Less masturbation and more jumping to wrong conclusions on the internet is the way to go :-)
2015-04-19 23:42 @ ‘Masturbation leads to ...
@GTiLad: your teacher was wrong. It leads to deafness. Every schoolboy (of the sixties) in France knows that, lol
2015-04-19 20:51 @ ‘Masturbation leads to ...
Here's hoping.
2015-04-19 15:38 @ India tightens strangleho...
The article states "first" and then "2nd". Odd. Bangkok rather than Singapore because it might get a bad reaction? Further oddness.
2015-04-19 15:31 @ ALMA Awards and Forum hel...
"The curriculum is limited to biological differences between boys and girls and does not explore the social and emotional dimension of sex and sexuality, essential for entering into mature sexual relationships." Essential it needs to be learnt in school? Come on. Ok. I've been bad. I learnt some stuff while not at school or college while growing up. Please forgive me. I was also told by a teacher at school that masturbation leads to blindness. The UK is a shocking place!!! Lol
2015-04-19 15:25 @ ‘Masturbation leads to ...
I got the impression that this is a selfish person who doesn't stop until they get what they want. I hope I'm wrong.
2015-04-19 15:16 @ Watch: Trans mom in Singa...
OMG How can a country / culture be this out of touch. It is just sad to see.
2015-04-19 14:06 @ ‘Masturbation leads to ...
Good job jada. U did a great job.. May god always bless u and raiyan. <3
2015-04-19 06:24 @ Watch: Trans mom in Singa...
Fact check Rik Glauert: It's not the first time Asia has had a large-scale regional diversity awards. It's been going on since the beginning of the century. See http://www.utopia-asia.com/spec/awards03.htm for example.
2015-04-15 22:44 @ ALMA Awards and Forum hel...
I can not agree less with most of that pompous article. Has the author Rik Glauert (or Eamonn Fingleton since both amazingly write identical pieces) actually been to Asia or spent any time here? It seems unlikely. Why the concentration on gay marriage and absolutely nothing about the more important issue (in my eyes) of equal rights? Culture and tradition play a far greater role in Asia than in the west. Values inculcated over millennia allied historically to deference to the hierarchy in mostly conservative societies that would elsewhere be termed dictatorships of one kind or another (Emperors, Kings, Clan Chiefs, Generalissimos etc. ) - as well as the structures within those societies - all have played a major role in the perception of changes to traditional family life. As Kindbear pointed out, there have been currents in various countries that will lead to greater equality for their LGBT communities. Last month Shibuya ward in Tokyo recently passed Japan's first ever legislation giving equal rights for gays. An Asahi Shimbun poll on the subject of gay marriage showed that most of those objecting were 70 or older. Vietnam's government has discussed gay marriage and it remains on the agenda. Change is on the way. It will just come more slowly than in the west.
2015-04-15 13:58 @ ...
Then why straight couples need to get marry? Also, a waste of time? I have seen many straight couples get married for wrong reasons... If you don't see the reasons why the gay couples need to get marry, I also don't see the reasons why the straights need to get marry... If you said so, ban marriage for the straights... an equality for all!
2015-04-15 13:51 @ ...
...adding to my previous comment: If there is any reason in my mind as to why legal marriage is desirable to many same-sex couples, it probably has more to do with what that marriage would represent to them and the people around them instead of any real value that such a legal document can add to the relationship. Certainly marriage no longer (if it has ever) guarantees fidelity or a partner for life - those things are more dependent on the participants in a relationship and their ability to establish an affinity with one-another. Historically, Love wasn't even part of the equation (arranged marriages are not an exclusively 'asian' thing, either). I suppose marriage is most desirable as a sort of 'status symbol' (or rather a symbol of recognition). It's become shorthand for an institutionalized and therefore necessarily open social acceptance of one's relationship and orientation - a badge, almost. In spite of the gay rhetoric of vibrant individual expression, at the heart of the gay marriage debate is a desire for 'fitting in' with the mainstream. Not that such an ideal is necessarily a bad thing in itself, of course. Just my added two-cents worth.
2015-04-15 08:27 @ ...
Thank you for highlighting the issue of proper accreditation of sources, drelin. I also agree with LifesVoyager that the gravitas of marriage has been diluted by our heterosexual counterparts and in some sense it would be folly to emulate them. No point to put marriage on a pedestal when the ones who already get to enjoy it don't seem to have much respect for it, themselves. My personal take on the resistance towards marriage equality in the east is that all other factors aside it is largely due to one byproduct of a 'collectivist' society - which I imagine would be the deference to the existing status quo, which has come to disguise itself as overriding myth of 'tradition' and 'values'. In fact, marriage equality is not the only thing facing resistance - another example would be how ritual consumption of shark's fin soup persists in this day and age even when the government actively discourages the practice. Even more glaringly, the latter has zero intrinsic value in itself, has much less of a 'moral excuse', and is wholly unsustainable and will drive itself out of existence completely anyway if hard measures are not adopted - yet people go on taking it, because "that is how things have always been". In reality of course, all tradition was once innovation, and even the concept of 'western-style' democracy (the go-to scapegoat for every justification of why asian culture can not or should not change/improve) is not as alien to asian history as popular opinion might have it. See: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxEZ9xOtQkn2M0U0UHRhQnYwdGc/edit?pli=1 As for myself, I have a somewhat neutral stance on the whole notion of marriage equality, but mostly for personal reasons. I have been in an 'honourary' marriage for the last 8 years, and neither my partner nor myself are in a particular hurry to get it legally recognized; in part because we don't expect anyone other than ourselves - least of all the constitution - to take responsibility for our relationship, for better or for worse, and in our case the legal contract that is a worldly marriage may actually complicate our relationship rather than 'liberate' it, thanks to circumstances like - for example - certain relatives on either side who may take the moral high-ground when condemning our relationship, but who would nevertheless be first in-line to invoke it in an attempt to make claims on possessions in the event that either one of us is incapacitated (or simply too nice to say 'no'). In such a case, the boundaries of ownership that marriage may unwittingly demolish actually better protect our interests as a couple than a legal marriage itself. And then of course you have the classic relationship issue of joint money-management that needs no introduction.
2015-04-15 08:03 @ ...
"I'm shy". Who out there has heard that? More common then dirt in my experience. Do you know what "I'm shy" get you?? Neither do I.
2015-04-15 07:31 @ ...
In the West, heterosexual marriage is for LIFE, according to the vows, yet the divorce rate is around 50% and the average length of this "lifetime" contract is 11.5 years. So it has quite a poor record. Gay marriage is very new even in the West. Can we seriously expect it to be any less of a failure than straight marriage? Perhaps lifetime monogamy is no more natural to humans than it is to most other species. So why pretend that it's what anyone really wants? I predict very high rates of gay divorce within 5 years.
2015-04-15 07:10 @ ...
It would have been honest to acknowledge that this is not an original article of Fridae, but it was taken from Forbes (with permission?), as indicated by a very discrete link. The author's name is Eamonn Fingleton, just to be fair to him.
2015-04-15 04:00 @ ...
We do not have the rights to voice out our basic rights here... The majority of people in Asia are extremely conservative, as well as their elected leaders... and it may take many years for any Asian country to take the lead in social development... Very sad indeed...
2015-04-15 00:10 @ ...
I agree with KindBear. And Harvey Milk. People only get their rights when they demand them. If they meekly say nothing and pretend that the issue does not apply to them, they will get what they deserve - prejudice, misunderstanding and ridicule. Sometimes it only takes the brave actions of a few ( Stonewall drag queens, for instance ), to inspire many. But one thing is certain; if people don't come out of the closet and demand their rights, they will never get them.
2015-04-14 23:37 @ ...
Disagree. Asia is simply 20 years behind the west in terms of gay liberation. Even so, serious discussion of same-sex marriage has already occurred in Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. As more gays come out of the closet, hearts and minds change. It's only a matter of time and bravery.
2015-04-14 21:51 @ ...
Hi Caseyjo, thank you for your suggestion. We are looking at the newsletter and its content at the moment. We are also working at creating some links with an group online radio stations. Different stations for different genres of music.
2015-04-14 16:26 @ Fridae Celebrates DragonS...
I don't see how profiler "edsmale" above understood Mr. GHK's comments to be racist. He explained that Chinese are more traditional (= conservative) in their values and therefore there exists a lack of candidates who want to publically compete. I'm sure if there were more Chinese contestants it might have been possible for one of them to win! :-)
2015-03-07 15:58 @ Interview with Mass Lucia...
Excellent article. Enjoyed the "Shake It Off" video immensely and the joining together with previous winners. Can you an the other Mr. Gay HK winners do more vids like that, please? Perhaps it will become an annual tradition - the concept is amazing. ;)
2015-03-05 14:08 @ Interview with Mass Lucia...
"I know that I am not Chinese and therefore my experience of LGBT life in Hong Kong is different. I think until more local people are ready to step in it doesn’t mean that we should just shelve it." Really? There are ZERO hot local Asian guys in H O N G fucking K O N G who are active in the community? I call bullshit. This is simply another racist beauty contest that say white men are hotter then Asian. BS.
2015-03-05 12:40 @ Interview with Mass Lucia...
GT that was totally uncalled for. It's sad when a hater is part of our community. Congrats and best wishes to them!
2015-02-27 01:43 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
Serious amounts of fluid in his tear drops!!!! No! It can't be that!! Dirty boy! Also, some things should only be down face to face. It's probably this that pissed them off. :-)
2015-02-22 06:52 @ PFLAG gifts China with to...
This article shows very clear the real situation in China.
2015-02-21 23:38 @ PFLAG gifts China with to...
So very glad this article was posted.. having many Chinese friends, I know just how difficult this is for them...hopefully this will help.
2015-02-20 13:34 @ PFLAG gifts China with to...
I loved the video and the guys! LOL It was done for fun! Happy New Year...
2015-02-19 14:23 @ Watch: Mr Gay Hong Kong's...
Yes, let's see all the non asian non HK "Mr Gay HK".
2015-02-19 10:24 @ Watch: Mr Gay Hong Kong's...
There is more than one way to be a man. I agree. This video seems to suggest that there are very few ways to be a gay man however. An opportunity missed I think.
2015-02-19 07:59 @ Watch: Mr Gay Hong Kong's...
I wanna go to Thailand
2015-02-10 12:16 @ Watch | Delightful/Bizarr...
Bizarre indeed! I guess something got lost in translation but the message still gets across, which is the main thing. Marvellous - from the L.O.S (the Land Of smiles), where I now live. Well done Thailand for actually producing this ad. Can't imagine a lot of other countries being this bold, mine included - the UK that is!
2015-02-09 09:33 @ Watch | Delightful/Bizarr...
Trembling in case the wife dropped the roses to get his cock out for their usual public place sex session
2015-02-08 18:47 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
Well I think it is great that the young people are showing their true "colors" and being themselves instead of hiding and allowing countries to make it their "dark little secret". It takes the young to make change. Long life Love!
2015-02-08 07:46 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
"male wife" I think that is a little derogatory, co-husbands would have been much better.
2015-02-07 03:29 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
Congratulations!!!! My Chinese boyfriend of eleven years and I tied the knot in Anaheim California last year.
2015-02-07 02:37 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
Good news for China and Chinese worldwide! However, my dream to marry my Mr Right in my 20s or early 30s was not fulfilled :(
2015-02-06 21:49 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
Alle the best wishes for them :-)
2015-02-06 20:49 @ Two gay love birds flew t...
What a beautiful story and inspiring. I been to taipei once to visit my sister who work there. I been in the gay bar but i missed this place. Will definitely say hi to the owner next time.
2015-02-04 20:25 @ The story of Hans Gay Sau...
Hans is certainly a significant part of the Taipei gay scene and I've been a number of times on visits to Taiwan. However, as the article suggests, many people are now using apps and less likely to visit the saunas. But I've had some good times there! My most recent experiences with Hans is that it could do with a decent makeover (perhaps that has happened?). If the saunas are going to continue to attract a diverse range of guys, then they need to offer a bit more than they did a decade or two ago. Otherwise the apps will win out.
2015-02-04 12:26 @ The story of Hans Gay Sau...
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