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Find the dildo, help to bridge the culture gap

February 2, 2010

Some time ago I heard someone saying, that Indians, despite the fact, that Kamasutra comes from here, nowadays have forgotten everything about the art of love, except for art of making children.

I’m not entitled to verify the statement (although the part about making children is obviously truth – hard numbers support it), but sexual life is obviously much more of a taboo here, then in most western countries. And it is slighly  difficult to openly talk about it with Indians, in particular – the least educated ones  (have you ever tried buying condoms in Indian pharmacy?)

On the other hand, many Indians see  “westerners” are sexually possesed. I remember once the group excercise with AIESEC,  where we were divided into two groups – foreigners and desis – and asked to pick five values which are, according to us, the most important for the other group. We were quite shocked, when on the list of 5 values sex appeared twice. “Because you guys seem to think only about it” the explanation was… It was supposed to be funny, but turned out to be sad observation.

We tried to defend ourselves, but later I realized, that it’s quite pointless in the light of such events like this one. I just got a message through a Yuni-net (a group that has at least few hundreds subscribers, including Indians), which totally made me roll on the floor laughing for good five minutes. I’m not sure if it’s a joke or seriously – you judge it. Initially I wrote I love it. Now – I’m not so sure anymore… It’s hilarious, but isn’t it a bit tastless? And, well, bridgeing the culture gap between western and Indian perception of sex is one thing, but well – I would have to first bridge mine with the author of this message.

Here it goes:

“Subject: Crucifix dildo in the restrooms of Imperial hotel

Tue Feb 2, 2010 7:05 am (PST)

This may sounds wierd but here comes my request :
My girlfriend forgot her dildo in the restrooms of Imperial hotel yesterday night. If anyone of you expats is planning to have some fun there very soon, please let us know, because we’re on a trip to Khajuraho right now and we don’t dare to tell the hotel workers directly. We’re new in India and we don’t know how to deal with the culture gap even if indians are supposed to be masters in the erotic field.


Please do take this seriously,
this crucifix dildo is a gift and it has a strong sentimental value for both of us.
I know some of you guys can understand.

Thanks a lot if anyone can help,
C.”

I mean, guys, now seriously , if you find anything – let me know and I’ll give you the e-mail address of the author of this memorable post.  Life in Delhi isn’t easy and we have to support each other. Ain’t we?

BTW. Who the heck buys crucifix dildo? Now, this is sick.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. yaj permalink
    February 8, 2010 9:19 pm

    I have read most of your entries and it’s very saddening for me to see the way you have condemned every aspect and action of Indian society in a very derogatory manner on a platform open to whole world.Your are lucky you are not writing all this sitting in china!!.I wonder if you are working/living here out of some compulsion which ,according to you,can be summarised as a pathetic place to live.
    You are talking about sex being a taboo subject here then yes it .But it is no different in Poland also ( i think you r a polish).Use of contraception methods is illegal in polish religion and sex before marriage like a ticket to hell!! Is not this true ???That’s why remember when you criticize pointing a fingure you tend to forget that other four fingers are pointing towards you.

    It’s very easy for you to come here and criticize everything you encounter because our country is not as rich as your’s and so could not provide all the comfort of life to you.Sorry for all the inconvenience caused to you . We are not pampered Europeans who leave no stone unturned to make disparaging remarks about others in a sense to declare themselves as a superior race out of inherited hollow conceit.If you go in history to find the cause behind all the present situation in ASIA or Africa , i am sorry to say but it’s true ,you will find all your greedy ,ruthless ,insensitive white buddies who in the name of ‘white man’s burden’ destroyed whole this region economically.So please stop complaining if you have any sense of remorse what your people did to this region . Stop berating like you have been brought up in heaven and suddenly thrown to hell to suffer.It’s my country ,my home ,if we have a problem we will solve it our own way , we don’t want some outsider coming here to make unnecessary hue and cry.If you are adamant to look for fault then that’s what you will find throught your life here.The biggest mistake with you guys is your superiority complex .White guys please listen!!! no one is superior or inferior,every one is different,every society is different so try to understand them rather than judging them on your inherited scales .We Indians enjoy our home despite lot of troubles which for sure we will come over soon.We are hopeful as nation of a better life here and that’s what make us going hard everyday and if some outsider can’t see it then he is always free to leave this country which, according to him,is not as a decent place to live.

  2. February 9, 2010 5:45 am

    dear yaj,

    I will write a separate post answering your comments, as this is the second time you’re accusing me of this and i feel i need to explain my point of view.

    i have re-edited the post also, as i realized, it doesn’t say what i wanted and really could be read the way you did.

    my point is, that i find life pretty funny and this is what i write about being in India. the same i would be writing about in US, UK, Poland, Russia or anywhere else. you seem not to catch the self-irony of my posts – especially the one about “Expat wannabees” (just the title should suggest something) is actually more aimed at firangis than Indians.

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