Frequently Asked Questions

You can also read interviews with me at Asian Sex Gazette and SuperBeauty.Org.


What are your vital statistics?

36DD-21-32″ (91DD-54-81 cm), 5’2″ (157 cm), 38 kg (85 lb.).


How old are you?

See if you can guess. :)


When is your birthday? What is your star sign?

My birthday is on August 7th, so I am (very much!) a Leo.


What is your ethnic background?

I was born in Japan, grew up in Taiwan, and had some tertiary education in America. Ethnically my mother is Japanese and my father is Chinese. Now I am an Australian.


What languages do you speak?

English, Mandarin Chinese (including Taiwanese) and Japanese. I can also read, write and sing in all of these languages, and I can sing many classical Italian songs as well.


What education have you had?

I have studied in Taiwan and at California State University, and I have a bachelor degree in music and general education (elementary and secondary level).


How do you view your web site/blog?

I view my web site and blog as a vehicle for me to express myself in many different ways: sexually, artistically, emotionally, philosophically and intellectually. I know that probably sounds pretentious, but I hope the content of my blog (and the artistic quality of my photos) convince you I’m serious! My sites are a tool for me to get myself connected with whoever wants to connect with me, in any way he or she feels they want to (so long as they treat me with the proper respect of course!).


What do you think of the internet generally?

I think the internet is possibly the best thing that has happened to mankind in the last few decades (along with the personal computer revolution itself). It allows people like me to express myself to the world without having to sell my soul to a modelling agency, for example, or for any kind of artist to get in touch with their fans without having to go through the creativity sapping, commercially driven entertainment companies. I also think it is a great way for many people to have a social life. I am often frustrated by reports of people having so-called “unhealthy obsessions” with the internet. Communicating over the internet is no less healthy than any other form of social interaction; it is simply a more comfortable alternative for many people. Indeed, in my opinion it is far more healthy than going to the pub and getting drunk with your mates, for example. And how else can you meet people on the other side of the world so easily?


Do you feel bad if people view you as a porn model and use your photos for masturbation?

I really think it’s a good and healthy thing that people enjoy my photos sexually and use them for masturbation—I myself used to masturbate to Japanese adult comic books. It isn’t always practical to have sex with another person whenever we need to release our sexual urges. If we don’t release them, sooner or later we will go crazy and do stupid and harmful things—masturbation is a very safe, convenient and low-cost way to relieve our sexual frustration. If people can also admire my photos artistically, and/or admire the philosophy I express on my blog and share some of my opinions, I appreciate that very much and feel very happy to know that they do. On the other hand, if they don’t necessarily share my opinions or philosophy but still enjoy my pictures anyway, that’s fine too.


There must be people who criticise you for what you do. How do you feel about this?

It’s inevitable that a lot of people criticise me—or even try to put me down—due to all the sexual suppression in our society. Yet I think that these are exactly the sort of people who really should learn about sex from sites like mine—there’s a lot more to it than just fucking and breeding! If you think sex is dirty or a sin, in my opinion you aren’t being objective, emotionally healthy or informed.


Do you do hardcore?

Sorry, but no. I certainly don’t think there’s anything wrong with hardcore, but it just isn’t right for me. I guess this is because, for me, sexual intercourse is a very much a private, one on one thing.


What do you like and dislike most about yourself emotionally?

I don’t like my own fussiness about people and my environment. Although it serves me well in terms of keeping me away from negative people and other things, I do wish I could be a bit less fussy and more flexible sometimes, so my life could be a little easier. On the other hand, I feel very lucky to have been raised by my father to be an honest and straightforward person. This has attracted all sorts of good people to trust me and get close to me, which has been great for forming all kinds of relationships. I view this as the foundation of my attraction and happiness, so I am very proud of it.


What do you like and dislike most about yourself physically?

There are two things I don’t like. One is the permanent deafness in my left ear. This was caused by an infection I had in my childhood, which my mother did not treat seriously enough. For any person (especially a musician) it is a big loss. The other thing I have is a scar on my right buttock, caused by a doctor’s maltreatment in my childhood. If my butt looks a little odd in some photos, this is why. :(

Although I often get compliments on my body and my looks, I always feel I can improve them. Yet I am very happy with the fact that my skin is good enough for me to never have to wear any make-up (although I do have tattooed eyebrows and eye lines). Apart from lipstick, I don’t have any make-up on in any of the photos on my modelling site. What you see is what you get! If I did put make-up on, I might look a little better, but I simply hate the feeling of having all those chemicals on my face.


Given that you don’t wear make-up, your skin looks incredibly soft and smooth, and your hair is so long and healthy too. How do you take care of them?

For a start, the fact that I don’t wear make-up is itself a good thing for my skin—putting all those artificial chemicals on your face will inevitably damage your skin over time. By the same token, I never bleach, colour or perm my hair, as these will damage your hair over time as well. Furthermore, I completely avoid all drugs, including cigarettes and alcohol. Apart from the many other adverse effects these things have on our health, they make our skin and hair dry and aged. Also, partying all night is terrible for our health as well: getting enough good sleep is absolutely essential to keeping ourselves healthy and youthful, and it’s certainly possible to have a good time without these things!

We also have to protect and moisturise our skin and hair as much as possible. You should always try to avoid strong sunshine and wind. If you have to expose yourself to the sun, make sure you use a lot of sunscreen to your skin—a suntan will definitely make your skin dry and aged over time. You should also try to drink lots of water to keep your skin moisturised, and for your general health as well. As far as cleansing and moisturising treatments go, definitely avoid expensive, name brand products. Simple and cheap cleansers and moisturisers are the best—my preferred cleanser is pure sorbolene cream (without glycerin), and my favourite moisturiser is in fact vaseline! More details of the treatments I use (as well as how I use them) will be in my forthcoming health and beauty book.


What exercises do you do to stay so fit and healthy?

It takes me about half an hour each day to complete my exercise routine: I do stretch, then yoga, then gentle aerobic exercise, and finally belly dance or hula hoop. I should point out though that the specific exercises I do are mostly quite unconventional, as will be shown in my soon to be released exercise and yoga DVD.


What diet do you have to stay so slim?

I used to follow the current fashion of mostly eating just fresh fruit and vegetables, and while this did keep me slim, it also left me lacking in energy sometimes. And most importantly, I found it wasn’t the best diet for me emotionally. I have since discovered that having enough meat in my diet is very important to give me maximum energy, and it is even more important for my emotional health. I have found that what we eat effects us almost as much emotionally as it does physically, and I’ve also found that what’s best for both of these things is often in direct contradiction to what the media and dieticians keep telling us these days. All of this will be revealed in more detail in my forthcoming health and beauty book.


What is your opinion on plastic surgery?

In spite of my general “natural and simple is best” approach to health and beauty, I have absolutely nothing against plastic surgery in principle, if it really does help you to improve something about your appearance that you can’t achieve naturally, such as enhancing your breasts, or having a face lift when you’re older. All too often however, women use plastic surgery to actually make themselves look worse—perhaps the most common example of this today is how many Asian women try to make themselves look more western. When done tastefully, this can give them an attractive “Eurasian” look, but all too often they overdo it (particularly nose jobs), which makes them look ridiculous.


Are your breasts enhanced?

What do you think? ;)


Do you go to beauty salons to have manicures, facials etc.?

Absolutely not! Since I play piano, I have to cut my nails almost every day to keep them short and neat, so such there isn’t really any point in me getting a manicure anyway. The only time I ever did get one was when my modelling agent at the time required me to do so. It did make my nails, hands, and toes look good. But the nail polish and the fake nails they attached to my real ones made me feel very uncomfortable physically, and this made it very difficult for me to feel I was beautiful or sexy, no matter how good my nails might have looked. Furthermore, manicures and facials are very time-consuming. If you have that sort of time (and energy) available, you would be much better off to use it for yoga and/or exercise. Yoga does far more to improve a woman’s natural beauty than anything you can get in a beauty salon, plus of course proper exercise has a very direct effect on the appearance of a woman’s body. Many women go to a beauty salon to pamper themselves, but I prefer to go to a good restaurant, or have a good massage.


What do you like to do in your free time?

Going to good restaurants and enjoying different kinds of Asian foods (sometimes Italian), having a good massage, watching good movies and TV shows, listening to quality (mostly classical) music, and enjoying nature. I also have to say that I enjoy dressing sexy and flirting with and seducing men (only nice gentlemen though). ;)


What sort of men do you like?

I am not too fussy about a man’s appearance, as long as he is healthy, clean and neat. I don’t really care about his ethnic background either, as long as he is open-minded about all different races and cultures. I don’t even really care how old he is, although in my experience, a man with the sort of character traits I like is more likely to be a mature gentleman.


What character traits do you like in men?

I absolutely require a man to be intelligent (in my experience this doesn’t always relate to academic degrees), objective, open minded, honest and straightforward. He must also be patient and willing to listen to me. As an extension of this, he needs to be sensitive and kind, as well as responsible and considerate, toward both me and other people. As you can imagine, I do prefer my man to be on the quiet, peaceful and introverted side. Earthiness and a good sense of humour are a big bonus too. In terms of interests, I tend to like men who are into some of the following sorts of things: science, engineering, computers, mathematics, philosophy, literature, reading, as well as music or other arts.

You might as well say that I like geeks. Well yes, I do love geeks! As a woman, I simply cannot live without them. Only smart women know how good they can be: the best lovers in bed (trust me, I know!), the best partners for relationships and enjoyment—unlike almost all so-called “cool” men—and they can actually do good for the world.


If you say you like geeks, do you like Bill Gates?

In my experience, the vast majority of geeks are good men, but of course there are some bad ones—as you can imagine, I only like good geeks. Therefore, I don’t like Bill Gates at all, because he is a ruthless businessman. I suspect he is a victim of the social rejection many geeks suffer (especially from women), and has become a big business man via ruthless means to try and make up for it.

Microsoft Corporation has been trying everything it can to take total control of internet, the rest of the computer industry and, more recently, the entertainment industry as well. Although they have been convicted as an illegal monopolist, they have bought the Bush administration so that they can get away with it completely. Microsoft has shown that you can do whatever you want in America if you have enough money; the only way to stop them is to not give them any more money, simply by not buying their products. It isn’t hard—we take care of this blog, my web site and everything else we do on our computers without using any Microsoft products whatsoever. Indeed, this allows us to do everything better, and keeps us safe from all the security risks that Microsoft products pose.


What behaviour from men turns you off?

First of all, I definitely just cannot tolerate pushy, aggressive and (especially) abusive men. It has always been a huge mystery to me as to why so many women tolerate this sort of behaviour from men, but I can absolutely guarantee you that I won’t! I also simply cannot tolerate any man who tries to suppress me in any way, including what I want to do, how I want to think, and how I want to look. Although jealousy and insecurity are part of human nature (every man and woman has them to some degree), a couple cannot be happy when a man wants a woman at least partly because of her sexiness (including the way she dresses), yet at the same time he feels uncomfortable or insecure when other men are looking at her or (even worse) yelling or whistling to her. But if she tries to look or behave more modestly to avoid this problem, then two things are likely to happen: she will not be happy because she can’t be herself, and the man will start to feel bored with her, and will come to desire other sexy, showy women! As such, I simply cannot accept this sort of behaviour from men.

Ultimately, I guess you could say that I hate any kind of “macho” behaviour from men. As such, there a few specific forms of very common macho male behaviour that I really just cannot stand:

(1) Noisy and dangerous driving. The only place for high speed and noisy driving is on a race track under controlled conditions, not on the roads. I don’t care how flashy and expensive a man’s car is, I believe that high speed equals low IQ. These men really make me feel that they have to use their noisy, “hotted-up” engines to compensate for having a weak penis. Every time I see or hear one of these morons, all I can think is “what a loser”—and they think they will impress me! If they really think endangering and disturbing people in this way is fun, then I really think they need to get a life!

(2) Playing music excessively loud, especially if it’s bass-heavy. For me, this is not music—it’s the worst kind of noise which shows me just how mindless, selfish, and low class this person really is.

(3) Drinking excessively and getting drunk (or doing drugs). For me, this isn’t having fun, but simply just plain stupid. It can also be very dangerous both to yourself and to others, especially if you drive. It’s a little known fact that one of the most common causes of road fatalities in the west is drunken men wandering out into or falling asleep on the road, where they are run over and killed!

(4) Ruthlessness. Ruthless big business men and politicians may appear to be charming (mostly because of their money or position), but in reality they treat people merely as their tools, and they have caused most of the world’s major problems (along with religious fundamentalists). I should emphasise however that there’s nothing inherently wrong with having money or status, as long as you don’t get it by unfairly taking advantage of others.


What do you mean when you say that you don’t like men who drive noisy, “hotted-up” cars?

“Hotted-up” is an Australian expression for the sorts of modifications people have done to their cars to make them go faster (almost invariably, it makes them a lot louder too). As such, the owners of these cars very often like to speed. This not only risks their own lives, but other people’s as well.

As much as I hate hotted-up cars though, I also think the people who drive them are naive victims of the car industry’s enormous promotional machine. The car industry have always used sexy girls at car shows and races to brainwash men into thinking that if you want to get sexy girls, then drive a hotted-up car at high speed. (Or if you want to be a sexy girl, you need to be with a man who drives this kind of car in this way.) Plus of course Hollywood, the music industry and other media love to reinforce this image. This way the car companies can get people to spend enormous sums of money they wouldn’t need to, if all they wanted to do was get safely from A to B. It’s a classic example of the way big business operates these days: they feed people bullshit (mostly with sex because sex always sells), so they are compelled to buy things that are actually completely unnecessary. For me, a truly cool car is smooth, quiet and is driven cautiously and safely, so I can feel safe, relaxed and comfortable when I sit inside of it. Such a driver is already basically attractive as a man for me.

If a man really cannot give up on the idea that doing dangerous things means being cool, manly and sexy, or makes him feel like a hero (this is a big motivation for him to drive at high speed), then I suggest other activities like surfing, skiing, bungie jumping, rock-climbing, skating, hang gliding etc. They can be truly exciting, look very impressive, and give great muscle tone to the body. And most importantly, they only endanger the person who participates in them, not other innocent people.


Are there any famous men you particularly admire?

Definitely Richard Dawkins. He is undoubtedly one of the most intelligent and enlightened people alive today, but I am most impressed by his bravery and fortitude in standing up for science and reason—and his advancement of the atheist/rationalist agenda—in the face of enormous and powerful opposition. He was a huge inspiration and encouragement for me to do the same thing.


Are there any famous women you particularly admire?

There is one very progressive feminist in Taiwan whose articles I read regularly for years, although she is now retired. Her Chinese name is Shi Ji-Ching (I don’t even know if she has a proper English name). Even though she is largely unknown outside of Taiwan, I feel her philosophy and guidance is globally applicable, and it has benefited my life and my relationships enormously. Shi Ji-Ching is the woman who has brought the most enlightenment to my life, so I admire and respect her greatly.


Are you sexually interested in women?

Although I normally prefer men, every once in a while I like to play the male character with another woman—it’s fun to feel like a man sometimes!

 

I respect your decision not to get involved in hardcore video or photography. But have you considered making a “how to” masterbation video to teach men how to really bring women to orgasm and teach shy, inorgasmic women how to bring themselves to orgasm? I have met women in their 40s who have never had an orgasm until I taught them how to masterbate and pleasure themselves. I find it truly sad that their are so many women, who for whatever reason(socio/religious)have denied themselves this natural and necessary pleasure.

  
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Thanks for your interesting suggestion Robert! However, you hit the nail on the head with your last point: this problem isn’t really about technique at all – it’s about sexual suppression. Every woman will be different as far as her preferred technique goes, and she will surely figure it out for herself if she isn’t too suppressed. The key here is convincing people that there is absolutely nothing wrong with masturbation whatsoever – if we can get that critical point across, the rest will naturally follow.

  
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Yes indeed. Suppression is the root cause, and without suppression many women would follow what their brain is telling them to do: “scratch that itch”. However, there seem to be an inordinate number of humans who have little imagination or creativity and require leadership. They are basically a herd of sheep. That is one of the reasons organized religion is so popular and dangerous. If people were raised in a natural world without the destructive repression of religion they would feel more comfortable without clothes and listen to what their brain is trying to communicate to them. Perhaps then they could find more happiness within themselves. As you may have guessed by now, I am a nudist and an atheist.

  
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Just found your site today, and I thank you for sharing so much with us. I’ve suscribed to your rss-feed. So good to meet somebody with the same interests and background: music education, atheïsm and sexuality. The only difference is that you look much better in a bikini than I do ;-)

  
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Thanks for your compliments Felikz – you are very welcome!

  
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@Felikz – I can’t imagine anyone looking better in a bikini than Sachiko. Probably a bit prejudiced on that subject. So what? Her level of discourse is equally intriguing, yes?

  
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Sachiko,

You are truly a woman amongst women.

I salute you.

CT

  
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Thanks CT – and Gordy too. :-)

  
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I hope you don’t mind me asking but, how often are you naked?

  
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@TK – Quite a lot actually – I probably feel most comfortable without clothes. :-)

  
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One question, why do you have tattooed eyebrows?

  
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My original eyebrows were pretty ugly, but I’m too lazy to paint my eyebrows every day (admittedly, a big reason I don’t wear makeup is because I can’t be bothered putting it on every day!), so the logical thing to do was to get them tattooed. I intend to get them redone one of these days though.

  
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Sachiko are u single?
Talk about love at first sight (oh wait nevermind u haven’t seen me yet!)

But seriously you are a beautiful person inside and out

  
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@jusblaze99 – Thanks jusblaze99, and welcome to my blog!

  
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Exactly how long is your hair and how long have you been growing it?

  
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@Just Some Guy – I’ve never actually measured it, but I’m 5’2″ and it reaches down to my butt, so I guess that should give you some idea. It only took a couple of years to grow to its present length, which is comparatively quick. I’ve maintained my hair at its present length for about 8 years now.

  
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Hi, I just discovered you yesterday and signed up today. You caught my eye as I was surfing for interesting asian topics on the internet. I have recently fell in love with a wonderful chinese lady from an asian dating site and am furthering my education on everything chinese. I thoroughly enjoy and agree with your philosophy as well as find your personality charming. I look forward to backtracking everything you have said up to now. See ya.

  
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Thanks for your compliments harmon57, and welcome!

  
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What inspired you to be a nude model to begin with? And how long have you been a nude model?

  
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@? – I’ve been a nude model since the launch of my web site at the beginning of 2004. It seemed like an obvious thing for me to do – I love showing off my body, and I thought it would be an original, subversive and effective way of bringing my socio-political views to people. And I think it has been.

  
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I was wondering, do you wear underwear or do you prefer to go commando?

  
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@Von – I do wear panties most of the time, except when I get into something really slinky and I want to maintain perfectly smooth lines (for example, a tight fitting dress). And I never wear a bra!

  
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Have you ever read any of the books by Chalmers Johnson? The four I have read so far are non-fiction: The Blowback Trilogy and Dismantling the Empire. Another book you might find interesting is: Limits to Growth 30-Year Update. If you do, you are one of the people I would like to talk with about these books. Most Americans are too optimistic to give credence to either.

  
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Hi Gordy. To be honest, getting through a full English language book is still quite challenging for me.

  
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I am kinda curious about your name, you have a japanese first name and an american last name. How is this?

  
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Actually, I think it’s Irish or Scottish. :-) For the record, McLean isn’t my real surname – it’s just my stage name. I wanted an international stage name, and I thought McLean went well with Sachiko. I originally came across this name from the Die Hard films, and I thought it sounded pretty cool. :-)

  
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Host, I’ve often wondered the same thing – perhaps a married name, but I just cannot imagine Sachiko limiting herself to one man, or woman, for that matter. Would that she, or one of her female followers lived in my part of the world. There’s a woman down the street that I had hoped might fill that void, but, alas, no such luck. So, like you and so many others, I must be content with my over-active imagination. For that, I have have things well in hand.

  
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Do you ever have “Wardrobe Malfunctions”?

  
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Absolutely! Probably the only person who has more “wardrobe malfunctions” than me is Bai Ling. :-)

  
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Interesting answer. I’ve never heard of Bai Ling. We’re any of them on national television programs, like Janet Jackson’s?

Are you bi? Something in one of your earlier posts got me to thinking about that possibility.

Another led to me to think that you might might enjoy having multiple partners of both genders, but not at the same time. Or do you?

  
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That’s interesting – I thought anyone who’s heard of me would have heard of Bai Ling! Anyway, she’s and actress who’s practically made an art of the public nipple slip – see her article on Asian Sirens.

I think all women are kind of bi – we like to admire attractive women at least as much as (if not more than) men in general. I feel women are generally more physically attractive than men for both sexes.

I can certainly enjoy physical intimacy with women sometimes too, but whichever sex I get intimate with, it must always be one at a time for me. :-)

  
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I went to the Asian Sirens link. They had one of your nude photos looking out a window, but full frontal. No comparison to Bai Ling. Not even close.

I certainly agree that women are more attractive to either sex than men are – regardless of the 6-pack abs and hard ass commercials.

A very interesting position – that all women are kind of bi. One of the more striking cultural differences was one I encountered in Viet Nam – that of male best friends holding hands. It only took a couple of days before that sign of affection made a great deal of sense to me. My homophobia was put under re-examination, and has softened with each combat we put our kids through just so those that have can make even more money.

Are you in an intimate relationship now?

  
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@Gordy – As you correctly surmised earlier on, I don’t like to restrict myself to just one person. :-)

  
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Not sure why I did that – other than you just don’t seem the type that would limit yourself to just one person for the rest of your life.

Of course, I have an ulterior motive – the hope that I might be one of those fortunate few someday. In another life perhaps, but probably not this one, unless something serious goes really wrong. I know what the stats are like for combat vets, and am thankful everyday that my wife is still with me after 30 years.

Recently, we’ve had to sleep in separate beds because I’m a little to active for her tastes and need for sleep. I’ve frequent and sometimes violent dreams that have not always been very pleasant for her. Fortunately, she has never been damaged, but she does tend to be a much more lighter sleeper when we’re together. It sucks, frankly. It’s much harder for either of us to get to sleep when we’re apart, but sometimes it can’t be helped. Tonight is one of those nights. I received an email about folks on the Viet Nam Wall that included photos of some of them. I was almost frantic going through the names and faces in the hope I might be able to put a face and a half remembered name together. A few of the folks I found out were’t on the wall that I thought were.

I suppose I should stop for now, and try to get some sleep. Thank you for keeping our conversations going. I feel like I could ask you almost anything, and get an honest answer in return. That rarely happens in my world, even when I’m with one of my shrinks. So thank you again. I hope life is treating you as well as you have been treating me.

  
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Interesting reading and I agree with most of your views. But one thing can be said for Bill Gates, he has given most money away to charity of any person ever living. He also got a lot of other rich people along, Buffet etc. I dont agree with MS products all the time. Hate some. But they also do give a lot of software away for free, stuff that used to cost before. If not for them possibly software and the Internet would cost more money to use. So for every MS thing you buy, you give money to charity… Not a bad thing after all.
Cannot say the same about Apple. They are even more into monopoly, but somehow get away with it. Guess they are smaller and artsy so its OK to do whatever they can to beat the competition. I have not heard of Apple or Jobs giving much money away either…
See, it helps to be a nerd and use these things, and know about them…
But all these things become unimportant when I look at your pictures…
C

  
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@Christian – Problem is, Bill seems to have done it largely just to make himself look good. He had enough money to really make a difference to the world – he could have single-handedly kick-started the move we need to make to renewable energy, for example. But instead, he’s just spent money on the sorts of things that robber baron business men (and churches) always have to make themselves look good, which at the end of the day, don’t really change anything for the better in the long term.

As for Apple, it is completely wrong to say they are “into monopoly”, as with the exception of MP3 players, they simply do not have enough market share to even have a monopoly in the first place. They like to control the user experience end-to-end, yes, but that’s simply so they can offer a more elegant and reliable user experience. People who buy their products do so out of choice because this is what they want, not because they are forced to as in the case of Microsoft’s actual monopoly.

  
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I was thinking about your photos from some kind of ball wherein you were singing and slowly losing your clothes. One of the couples in the background appeared to be highly aroused, by that but one can only assume they went somewhere else, like up to their room. As lusty, nearly naked and alluring as you are, did you pair up with someone at or after the ball?

  
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@gordy – I was just focused on doing my job at the time.

  
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I am surprised, frankly. Being such an attractive woman, and knowing it, particularly as your clothes disappear, I would find that VERY stimulating – as would most of the other males, and probably more than a few females. Being the kind of talented and voluptuous entertainer you are, I am surprised nothing further developed. You must have a rather imposing body guard?

  
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@Gordy – Most people who don’t do adult work don’t understand that it’s a job like any other. When you’re concentrating on getting the job done, you really don’t think about anything else, at least if you’re a true professional. Otherwise, my photographer wouldn’t be able to hold his camera steady! :-)

  
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I don’t know if I could hold anything steady either.

I am ashamed to admit it, but I don’t understand adult work either – except as something to focus one’s attention on the performer and copulation. Since I have never expected anyone to find me attractive, let alone a potential partner, I’ve never thought of “adult work” as being just another job. “Look, but don’t touch” was always the rule of one’s behavior.

  
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Hmm, dont agree. Gates gives tons of money away, and frankly, who cares why. The main thing is that he does it. Or his foundation. So then the same would apply to Oprah. To look good ? Gates, a total nerd ? I dont think so. He does hardly care how he dresses. And if its gets other rubber barons, oil magnates and railroad tycoons to give money as well because they dont want to look bad, thats a good thing isn’t it ?
And Apple, I dont know if you remember when they started. They almost HAD monopoly. On the little computers, with NETSCAPE, that you had to pay for. Then came Microsoft and let everyone develop any way they wanted, gave IE away, to compete and get market shares. And they took over but never charged. Same as Google, free stuff that you cannot complain about. I often curse about MS products, trust me. But if not for them stuff would cost 10x more. And be just as lousy. Apple tried VERY hard to get a monopoly, like EVERY other company (come on, they are all in it for the $) but they did not succeed. They have nice stuff though, at least it looks good, and have managed to create a hype that gets people to line up for their sometimes inferior products that cost more than the competition. So in a way, they have created a monopoly on hyped computer products… Selling a phone thats twice as expensive, bravo !
Now if Jobs only would start giving some more money away, now that they are making profits again…

That being said… dont you get tired or talking about the adult business most of the time ? All I see here are comments about that. Sorry to not fit the mold of your regulars here, your thoughts and brain fascinate me more.
In a nice package, albeit…
Have a great week !
C

  
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Originally Posted By Christian
And Apple, I dont know if you remember when they started. They almost HAD monopoly. On the little computers, with NETSCAPE, that you had to pay for. Then came Microsoft and let everyone develop any way they wanted, gave IE away, to compete and get market shares. And they took over but never charged. Same as Google, free stuff that you cannot complain about. I often curse about MS products, trust me. But if not for them stuff would cost 10x more. And be just as lousy. Apple tried VERY hard to get a monopoly, like EVERY other company (come on, they are all in it for the $) but they did not succeed. They have nice stuff though, at least it looks good, and have managed to create a hype that gets people to line up for their sometimes inferior products that cost more than the competition. So in a way, they have created a monopoly on hyped computer products… Selling a phone thats twice as expensive, bravo !

Boy oh boy, you’ve messed up history so badly with this that I don’t even know where to start! Apple had absolutely nothing to do with Netscape, and Netscape were an honest small business who were crushed by Microsoft’s monopolist practices. Netscape were only able to achieve market dominance by having a superior product that people preferred – that’s the only commonality between them and Apple. But Microsoft gave IE away for free and bundled it with Windows to crush Netscape and take control of the internet for themselves – that’s exactly why Microsoft was convicted of abusing its monopoly! And you are actually paying far more for office software than you would otherwise be if Microsoft didn’t have its monopoly – indeed, Apple’s own office software is a fraction of the price!

Yes, Apple products usually cost a little more (only a little though), but they frequently offer better value for money considering how much you’re getting, and the total cost of ownership of Macs has been shown by study after study to be cheaper than PCs, due to their usually far greater reliability, productivity and stability. Apple charges more up front because quality costs money. That’s honest business practice (if you want quality, you have to pay for it), whereas with Microsoft, they’ll give it away at the beginning, then milk you dry for upgrades later. That’s dishonest, monopolistic business practice – and exactly the same way drug dealers get people in, in fact (the first hit is always free).

Do you remember how heavily hyped and advertised Windows 95 was? How could Apple create so much hype for their products when they had so much less money for advertising than Microsoft? Because their users do it for them. And why is that? Because their products are genuinely superior! If their phone really was twice as expensive as the equivalent competition as you claim, then why the hell are so many people buying it? Nobody’s forcing them to (like Microsoft does with Windows and Office), so they must be doing it of their own free will. The only logical explanation for this is that Apple’s product is genuinely superior, and offers more for their money than the competition.

Now if Jobs only would start giving some more money away, now that they are making profits again…

Apparently he does give a lot of money away, but he does not publicise how he does it. Because he doesn’t do it just to look good, like Bill Gates does.

That being said… dont you get tired or talking about the adult business most of the time ?

Quite frankly, I’d rather talk about that than have to correct someone who’s so desperate to bash Apple that they completely rewrite history to do it.

  
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I did not mean that Apple owned Netscape, my bad if I confused you.
You got me wrong. I like Apple. Used them for years. The software I use now for my work, does not come for Apple, like so much other software out there. I also used Apple and Windows for years running same software, and found no real difference. THEY BOTH CRASHED JUST AS OFTEN. And once you use a software, what OS you use and how fancy your computer looks does not REALLY matter. I usually hide my computer so if its not as fancy as an Apple, its OK.

Dishonest companies ? Wanting to have monopoly ? What ? Well not in the US thats for sure… As little as there are stockholders who do not want dividends and ROI’s….

I do think that LOTS of people, specially the younger generation, buy Apple products because of hype. They have NO clue about quality. They dont care what it costs. Heck, most of the time their parents pay for the product anyways. Or better said have to pay. You may not know how much a teenager can nag… I think lots of people buy Apple products ONLY because they have something against MS.
So no, I am not desperate to bash Apple. VISTA is the worst crap MS ever came out with. Even 7 is overhyped. All it does better is look like Apple’s OS, haha. And who needs that ?
Besides I did not start this, you did. Frankly I think the PC versus Mac war is infantile and stupid. If this is whats important in life, shoot me.
Gates gives away more money than Jobs for sure. And at the end of the day thats what counts when it comes to headlines and having the greatest impact. Although every little contribution from anyone is a good thing !
PS, have you noticed that in the last few years, Apple has same hardware as PC’s ? EVEN same processors now. Besides, MS does not build Hardware and PC’s like Apple so quality can not be compared… And last but not least, there is openoffice software, very similar to Office. So why pay for (some) software ?
C
(oh, and 9 out of 10 nerds use PC’s…)

  
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Hmmmm, a woman told me the other week that I should stick with Leo’s. That would be intense ! Dont know what would be best, debating or something else. But it sure would be heated !
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Originally Posted By Christian
I did not mean that Apple owned Netscape, my bad if I confused you.

Then what on earth did you mean? It is very difficult to see what else you could have meant here.

You got me wrong. I like Apple. Used them for years. The software I use now for my work, does not come for Apple, like so much other software out there. I also used Apple and Windows for years running same software, and found no real difference. THEY BOTH CRASHED JUST AS OFTEN. And once you use a software, what OS you use and how fancy your computer looks does not REALLY matter. I usually hide my computer so if its not as fancy as an Apple, its OK.

That is simply not my experience, or that of most people who have compared both side by side, or the result of most controlled studies. For me, I tried both when I got my first computer. I am very technically illiterate, so I needed help to use either. But I could use a Mac with some help, whereas I simply couldn’t use a PC at all – it was just too illogical, too inconsistent. And what if I don’t want to hide my computer? Why is it that Apple bashers think its okay for their computer to look like crap, when they don’t feel that way about anything else they use? And you clearly are an Apple basher – don’t insult my intelligence by trying to tell me you like Apple, as I’m not anywhere near that stupid.

I do think that LOTS of people, specially the younger generation, buy Apple products because of hype. They have NO clue about quality. They dont care what it costs. Heck, most of the time their parents pay for the product anyways. Or better said have to pay. You may not know how much a teenager can nag… I think lots of people buy Apple products ONLY because they have something against MS.

I agree this may well be true in a lot of cases now, but Apple could only get to this position with a superior product – they did not achieve market dominance by abusing a monopoly as Microsoft did.

So no, I am not desperate to bash Apple. VISTA is the worst crap MS ever came out with. Even 7 is overhyped. All it does better is look like Apple’s OS, haha. And who needs that ?
Besides I did not start this, you did. Frankly I think the PC versus Mac war is infantile and stupid. If this is whats important in life, shoot me.

Then why are you perpetuating it with the same old ignorant anti-Apple propaganda we always hear?

Gates gives away more money than Jobs for sure.

That’s only because he has a lot more to give away, courtesy of running competitors into the ground and gouging customers through abuse of a monopoly. He wants us all to forget this, but we shouldn’t.

PS, have you noticed that in the last few years, Apple has same hardware as PC’s ? EVEN same processors now. Besides, MS does not build Hardware and PC’s like Apple so quality can not be compared… And last but not least, there is openoffice software, very similar to Office. So why pay for (some) software ?

Do they look the same? Do they work the same? No they don’t, because Apple has superior software and design. The components they use are irrelevant.

(oh, and 9 out of 10 nerds use PC’s…)

Even that old chestnut isn’t true. The vast majority of PCs are in offices – when it comes to home users, Apple has more than twice that market share. And their share is getting larger all the time.

  
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Although my sister is a Leo, I prefer a different system, as I have been with a Dragon Lady for more than 30 years. As a Monkey man, she was and is ideal for me.

Regarding the Mac vs PC debate, those who have come to fix my PC’s have made the point that they rarely have to come to the aid of a Mac owner.

25 years ago when there really were some significant differences between the two, I had to make the decision to go with PC because the only Mac piece of software for my needs did not have what I wanted.

Now, the Mac is used more by the right-brained creative types, which according Donald Pink, is that they will soon rule the world, leaving us left-brainers in the dust. Too bad I’m still stuck on the Limits to Growth and its 30-Year Update, which is pretty much a left-brain created insight into our future.

  
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@Gordy – That’s a refreshingly fair and accurate assessment of the pros and cons of PCs vs. Macs.

  
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Also for Dragon Ladies, which I suspect you might also be.

  
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Now we are getting somewhere with this debate. I think it all comes down to taste. Like cars and anything else we use. There are always people on each side swearing that their view and product is the best. How tiring. I am frankly not loyal to ANY product. I am loyal to my wallet though and hate to pay more than I need. And I sometimes like to play around, create and fix things. Apple products are more for like you said, computer illiterate people. Press start button and go.
THE ONLY thing that matters is software.
Your monopoly and hype view makes me think of McDonalds. They are the biggest food chain (I think) but far from the best, I think even you agree there. They have created hype through smart marketing, manly aimed at kids, and are now selling more junk than anyone else. But every kid, and lots of adults, want to eat there. And look at Starbucks, how could they get away with charging $4-5 for a coffee ? Thats nuts, but they do it. Hype again. Smart marketing. A trend. Is an Iphone better than a Android ? Nope. Is an Ipod better than any other MP3 player ? Nope. Worse since it only allows you to play fewer file formats.
“The vast majority of PCs are in offices – when it comes to home users, Apple has more than twice that market share. And their share is getting larger all the time.”
Not true, Apple does not even have 10% market share, and LOTS of graphic media offices have Macs. Most home geeks have PC’s. Mainly because they can mess around with them. Windows is in majority everywhere. Whether we like it or not. I have built several PC’s, but how many people build Macs ? If you open a Mac you void the warranty.
Inside though, its the same hardware for BOTH platforms. Same processor. Motherboards are made by same companies. If you compare 2 identical computers with Mac and MS OS they score pretty much same these days in tests. But who cares ? Not that I really care if my computer is 33 milliseconds faster, or slower, doing something.
The whole PC war debate is pretty meaningless and stupid.
C
Oh, btw, whats your favorite car brand… you fierce Dragonlady…

  
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Haha, found this website:
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant
A bit crude language, but funny. I think.
I must say, people have a lot of time. For stuff like this. Wish I had to, but I have to work…
C

  
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Originally Posted By Christian
Your monopoly and hype view makes me think of McDonalds. They are the biggest food chain (I think) but far from the best, I think even you agree there. They have created hype through smart marketing, manly aimed at kids, and are now selling more junk than anyone else. But every kid, and lots of adults, want to eat there. And look at Starbucks, how could they get away with charging $4-5 for a coffee ? Thats nuts, but they do it. Hype again. Smart marketing. A trend.

Actually, I think these sorts of companies are more equivalent with Microsoft. McDonalds got to where they are largely by being cheap, and Starbucks is still cheaper than a boutique coffee house.

Is an Iphone better than a Android ? Nope. Is an Ipod better than any other MP3 player ? Nope. Worse since it only allows you to play fewer file formats.

The iPod and especially the iPhone both have vastly superior user interfaces to their competition – so yes, they are indeed better. Once again, they may be fashion items now, but they could only get to that position by being a truly superior product, especially considering their higher initial prices.

“The vast majority of PCs are in offices – when it comes to home users, Apple has more than twice that market share. And their share is getting larger all the time.”
Not true, Apple does not even have 10% market share, and LOTS of graphic media offices have Macs.

Just blindly repeating anti-Apple propaganda doesn’t make it so – you have to support your claims.

Most home geeks have PC’s. Mainly because they can mess around with them. Windows is in majority everywhere. Whether we like it or not. I have built several PC’s, but how many people build Macs ? If you open a Mac you void the warranty.

Such a classic Apple basher quote. Do you want to build your car, or just drive it? Believe it or not, the vast majority of people want a computer that just works – they don’t want to have to build one!

Inside though, its the same hardware for BOTH platforms. Same processor. Motherboards are made by same companies. If you compare 2 identical computers with Mac and MS OS they score pretty much same these days in tests. But who cares ? Not that I really care if my computer is 33 milliseconds faster, or slower, doing something.
The whole PC war debate is pretty meaningless and stupid.

So once again, why do you keep perpetuating it with the some old ignorant anti-Apple propganada?

  
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Originally Posted By Christian
Haha, found this website:
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=macs_cant
A bit crude language, but funny. I think.
I must say, people have a lot of time. For stuff like this. Wish I had to, but I have to work…
C

This is a great example of how ridiculously defensive Apple bashers are. Why do you care so much about us? The Mac’s market share may be bigger than most people think, but PCs still dominate.

  
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Are you using a Mac of some sort?

That’s what I went in to the store to buy, but for a quarter of the price and twice the battery life, I now have a little PC netbook.

The best part about it is that I can continue to communicate with you without being plugged in somewhere.

BTW, very effective advertising – your picture associated with your email address. NSFW though, but, then, I’m not at work. :-)

Retired, retarded?

Yup.

  
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I’ll buy an Apple Iphone when it costs $50 or $100. And is better than my Google phone… with all those free apps ! They are loosing market share actually with it. And I would like to have an ipod, but then need to re-convert 5000 songs, because Apple forces you to do what they want. Look at iTunes. Talk about monopoly. I bet Jobs would be the happiest person in the world if he had MS market share and Gates wealth.

But really, you take this far to serious. Like other Apple users. Relax. life’s to short to care about phone or computer we use. I only brought it up because its so typical of Apple users to state their preference out load. Apple started the Mac vs PC commercials. Its like they feel they need to make a loud statement and convert people. Hey doesn’t that sound like a religion. The Apple religion…

To each their own.
C

  
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Originally Posted By Christian
I’ll buy an Apple Iphone when it costs $50 or $100. And is better than my Google phone… with all those free apps ! They are loosing market share actually with it. And I would like to have an ipod, but then need to re-convert 5000 songs, because Apple forces you to do what they want. Look at iTunes. Talk about monopoly. I bet Jobs would be the happiest person in the world if he had MS market share and Gates wealth.

So what format do you have your songs in? The iPod supports not just AAC, but MP3 and AIFF (the native CD file format) as well. The only format you can’t use on it is Microsoft‘s proprietary format (WMA). But of course, it’s okay for Microsoft to force proprietary formats on people, just not Apple.

Once again, iTunes achieved market dominance simply through offering a better service. You can get MP3s for your iPod from Amazon, for example, or from any of the free sources if you’re cheap.

But really, you take this far to serious. Like other Apple users. Relax. life’s to short to care about phone or computer we use. I only brought it up because its so typical of Apple users to state their preference out load. Apple started the Mac vs PC commercials. Its like they feel they need to make a loud statement and convert people. Hey doesn’t that sound like a religion. The Apple religion…

Apple ran the Mac vs. PC commercials for the same reason any business does – to increase their market share. But of course, Apple isn’t allowed to be successful – there’s only room for Microsoft.

You’ll notice that I do not object to what Gordy is saying, because it is fair and accurate. It is very ironic that you compare Apple to a religion, because the reason I object to what Apple bashers say is because it’s simply false, and based on a position of faith, misinformation and ignorance. Which is exactly the same reasons I object so strongly to organised religion and its more zealous followers.

  
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Originally Posted By Gordy
Are you using a Mac of some sort?

Yep.

That’s what I went in to the store to buy, but for a quarter of the price and twice the battery life, I now have a little PC netbook.

I’d be dubious about the battery life claims, but you are absolutely right that Apple does not offer very cheap computers (unless you classify the iPad as one) – if you need a very cheap PC, Apple can’t help you. But there’s nothing wrong with that – Apple have simply chosen not to compete in the cut-throat low end market, and that’s why they’re far and away the most profitable PC manufacturer.

  
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So how many Apple shares do you own ? I have no interest in Microsoft whatsoever. Here’s an even better idea, you should be in those Apple ads dressed like on your Bible readings. That would be a hit. Market shares would go through the roof ! (Just kidding) Nobody says Apple cannot increase their market shares and take over the world. I am sure they would like to if they could. And be like Microsoft.

Sachiko, I actually agree with you in most parts. Just wanted to see your reaction on me commenting on your negative Gates view. Maybe its a cultural and geographic issue too. Here in the US, they maybe view this issue differently, and seldom does anyone say anything negative about Gates. He is pretty much a role model for many in the US. For his success, wealth and philanthropy. And as I am sure you are aware of, Americans (people in the US that is) dont always see the world the same as the rest of the world. I am from Europe and have lived in 4 countries. You should try live here. 15 years and lots of things still amaze me… or baffle me.
Besides, religion is a far more important subject than computers. We should fight that. Heck, even sex is more important ! And they say make up sex is the best… What do you think ?
C

  
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Speaking of iTunes. Have you ever tried the Russian online music stores ?Where you can LEGALLY buy a whole CD for $1 or $0.10 per song?
I used one a few times. ANY file format too…
Then there are places where you can download software for a fraction of store cost, but thats another thing…
C

  
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Originally Posted By Christian
So how many Apple shares do you own ?

None actually – I do not own any shares in any company.

Sachiko, I actually agree with you in most parts. Just wanted to see your reaction on me commenting on your negative Gates view. Maybe its a cultural and geographic issue too. Here in the US, they maybe view this issue differently, and seldom does anyone say anything negative about Gates. He is pretty much a role model for many in the US. For his success, wealth and philanthropy.

Which is exactly why I mentioned this in my FAQ. I never even mentioned Apple, so it was in fact you who turned my comments into one of those silly Mac vs. PC debates, not me. I simply spoke about how we should not support (let alone admire) a convicted monopolist. I want to make it very clear that I am not like most women in that I am not blindly seduced by a man’s wealth and power. A man’s honesty, kindness and integrity is far more important to me. Bill Gates just doesn’t have any qualities that I admire, except perhaps determination. And his supposed knowledge of technology is seriously overrated – embarrassingly, his book “The Road Ahead” completely missed the internet!

  
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Aloha Sashiko !
I did not read the book (there are better ways to get tired before sleeping), “The Road Ahead” but I guess if it speaks about the future (?) not much to say about the Internet. Besides, the Internet belongs to Al Gore doesn’t it ? Maybe Billy didn’t want to impose… Speaking of him, whats your point on the environment and protection of it ? It just said in the news that warmer water is killing reefs everywhere, not just Australia. Sad, what humans have done to this planet. We are one selfish species. I dove on the Great Barrier reef and it was amazing. Well of to work !
Have a good one, C.

  
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Some news today that may interest you:

Vatican Bank ‘investigated over money-laundering’
The inquiry into Ettore Gotti Tedeschi has surprised the Vatican. The head of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, is under investigation as part of a money-laundering inquiry, police sources say.

Prosecutors also seized 23m euros ($30m; £19m) from the bank’s accounts with another smaller institution.

Hmmm, they have so much money… 23m is nothing for them. Peanuts. GOD (!) knows what they really have, where it all is and comes from…
C

  
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More from that article, can you believe this !

In a statement, the Vatican strongly defended its record.

“The Holy See is perplexed and astonished by the initiatives of the Rome prosecutors, considering the data necessary is already available at the Bank of Italy,” the statement said.

And the Vatican also gave its backing to the two officials under investigation.

“The Holy See wants to express the maximum confidence in the president and in the chief executive of the IOR,” it said.

Mr Gotti Tedeschi, who is an expert on financial ethics, has been in charge of the bank for a year. He was formerly head of Spanish bank Santander’s Italian operations.

The Vatican Bank was last mired in scandal in 1982 when its governor Archbishop Paul Marcinkus was indicted over his involvement with the collapse of what was then Italy’s largest private bank, Banco Ambrosiano.

Although he was never arrested, the fallout from that scandal took a darker turn when two of its top executives, one of them its chairman, Roberto Calvi, were murdered.

Calvi, known as God’s Banker because of his close ties to the Vatican, was found hanged under Blackfriars Bridge in London.

  
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Originally Posted By Christian
Aloha Sashiko !
I did not read the book (there are better ways to get tired before sleeping), “The Road Ahead” but I guess if it speaks about the future (?) not much to say about the Internet.

It was first published in 1995, just as the internet was about to take off! The book was then revised to correct this glaring omission (when he decided to bury Netscape), but he couldn’t rewrite history. :-)

  
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Good morning,
still would not read it, as I am totally uninterested in what he has to say, or most other books written by “famous” people, show hosts, politicians or “celebrities”. They are often very opinionated, and serve mainly to make the writer richer. Specially books by these conservative idiots they have in this country. I mean what can Sarah Palin possibly know or contribute with ? But there are people with insight and wisdom like Dalai Lama. Maybe yours if you write a book…

Read that the Bishop in Melbourne did just forbid pop and rock music at funerals, an only allows church music. Good thing I will never die and get buried there…
C

  
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Good morning Sashiko,
hope you had a good although busy week. Me too.

Just read in the headline news today that Gates and Co want to increase the tax they pay in their state to benefit education. Maybe there is hope after all ?

Americans dont want to pay taxes. And yet they wonder why the social services are so lousy and sub par compared to other wealthy nations. Education here sucks. But they do have a functional military. Maybe they should take over education ?

Have a great day !

  
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Saw a couple of books on the MIT press list I thought you might enjoy:

Push Comes to Shove
New Images of Aggressive Women
Maud Lavin
Cloth / September 2010
The new celebration of women’s aggression in contemporary culture, from Kill Bill and Prime Suspect to the artists group Toxic Titties.

The Coming Insurrection
The Invisible Committee
Paper / August 2009
A call to arms by a group of French intellectuals that rejects leftist reform and aligns itself with younger, wilder forms of resistance.

I”m in the middle of the second book. I liked the title, but what got me to select it was this on the back cover:

“It’s useless to wait – for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.”

Ban Ki-moon said something similar last year at the climate talks in Copenhagen:

COPENHAGEN — Tensions at international climate talks here rose a notch on Tuesday as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned an assembly that the outcome of a worldwide climate pact years in the making will be determined during the next three days.

“We have a chance, a real chance, to change the course of our history,” Ban said in a speech in the main plenary hall. “We do not have another year to deliberate. Nature does not negotiate with us.”

The link to these ideas, for me, is: “Limits To Growth, 30 Year Update” (http://www.mnforsustain.org/meadows_limits_to_growth_30_year_update_2004.htm)

I read the original as a senior in college, and the update is just as horrific, except the global population collapse, the peak of an irregular bell-shaped curve, is a lot closer now than it was 38 years ago. I think it is those concepts that S-G Ban was warning us about.

I thought that “The Coming Insurrection” was related. It is not, but it does make for some mighty challenging reading, particularly if you think we’re past the tipping point for the global population collapse – due not to global warming, a global pandemic or global warfare, but to global starvation caused by the pollution with which we have poisoned our planet.

  
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Michael Moore is at it again. In today’s Common Dreams” was this:

“Views…

“Michael Moore | Dwight Was Right”
http://act.commondreams.org/go/2532?akid=219.31613.-zug0H&t=14

Another side to the same story about Ike was in the movie “Why We Fight.”
http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/main.html or
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9219858826421983682#

It was in this movie we were told that the original draft of this speech included the phrase: “military, industrial, CONGRESSIONAL complex.”

I don’t know if you get Rachel Maddox TV program on MSNBC down there, but last night she was talking at length about this complex link, and what it means for us, and the world.

  
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Gordy,
Women being aggressive is not the same as them being equal. I come from a country were we are pretty close to 50% equality but its sad to see how behind they are here. So by all means, be more aggressive women. Not just in bed.

End of the world ?
This will all be taken care of soon. The Muslim population growth is about 5 times higher than any other group. France will be first. Sweden soon after, the US too. They will take over the world, some estimate by 2050. Then they will start wars because that’s what they do to others and themselves and then it will all be downhill from there on…
C

  
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via RSS Graffiti

Bill Maher vs. Bill O’Reilly
September 30, 2010 on Fox News
Source: Atheist Media Blog
Published: 2010-10-02 00:13:00 GMT

  
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@Christian – Christian, Since many of the Muslim countries are relatively poor, after reading this “Limits To Growth, 30 Year Update” http://www.mnforsustain.org/meadows_limits_to_growth_30_year_update_2004.htm I’m not worried about any religious sect. By 2050 I’ll be dead, and the world’s population will have been reduced to what it was in 1950, +/- a bit.

  
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@Christian – It seems you buy into the propaganda re Muslims taking over the world too. Here’s a good summary of the facts on the issue (as opposed to the hearsay of the conservative alarmists):

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/demographics.asp

I agree with you on Americans and taxes though. They need to realise that taxes are necessary for a functioning society, and that they have to be set at an appropriate level for satisfactory services.

It’s also funny how conservatives get so worked up about things that aren’t really a serious problem (e.g. socialism, Islamisation etc.), yet they actively deny the real problems (e.g. climate change).

  
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Aloha all,

my Muslim comment was not really that serious… and not quite my own.
I do agree that they are expanding, but so are the Mormons.
But I think that many Muslims in modern countries are not very interested in old fashioned Sharia laws and following their religions every rule. They are waking up to, just like people have gotten tired of the Catholic church. Just look at the Italians ! When Muslims come to my country, they integrate reasonably well and it does not take long until they all want Ipods and every gadget there is. They mostly want to be like us. So NO, I am NOT afraid of what will happen 2050, even if I will be dead I suppose. And I am not worried about my children or theirs, as long as they are tolerant and understand the differences in our world.

And I don’t think the world will collapse due to climate change. Just change. For the worse I am sure, but this planet and humans will be around for a few more years. For better or good. Good thing we cant travel intergalactic and mess other places up !

BTW, if you ever saw Startrek… its a future with no religion, no cultural or racial discrimination. A brave new world… A dream. Or ?

Have a nice week !
C

  
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BTW, if you ever saw Startrek… its a future with no religion, no cultural or racial discrimination. A brave new world… A dream. Or ?

I’m actually a big fan of Voyager and Deep Space Nine (although I don’t really like Next Generation at all, and the original series looks too dated). I’d like to think we can reach that level of development someday, although the Star Trek back story has us going through a pretty rough time this century, which I fear may be very accurate. Plus, I hope we never have to deal with something like the Borg. :-)

  
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Sachiko: I’m here per your recommendation. I was hoping to have an intellectually stimulating discussion on how we all got here on this earth. Do you have any theories or do you essentially agree with the ones Richard Dawkins have been publishing for the last few years.

  
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@ed steele – To be honest, I think I only know enough about this to know that people like Dawkins know a lot more about it than I do! I often find it odd how theists are so ready to dismiss the ideas of people who are obviously so intelligent and well studied in these matters. It seems many theists think that if they can’t understand it, it can’t be true, but that’s just the limits of their understanding. Of course that doesn’t mean we should just blindly accept what scientists say, just as we shouldn’t blindly accept what religion says – the difference however is that science encourages questioning, while religion despises it. My webmaster Lee is very well studied in evolution and the history of life, and he has some disagreements with Dawkins, but I don’t know enough to question either of them.

  
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Sachiko: I think Gordy said it best when he commented that the level of your discourse was intriguing. As I was reading your elegant response to my inquiry about life’s origins, I was speculating that your impressive ability to articulate your thoughts in a logical order is probably a by product of your classically trained pianist brain. My guess is you have a highly refined neural net in your mind from years of creating sound waves vibrating at distinct frequencies and processing them in your brain, which involves mathematical analytics. In all honesty, I am accepting this popular theory because it sounds valid and certain agrees with my life experiences, but I’m not sure how everything works together.

Specifically, your response was thoughtful, balanced and direct, very much like many other responses I have read from you. I found it interesting how you took an extremely complex and involved subject, and broke it down into a few simple concepts that support your perspective:

• Richard Dawkins is very intelligent and learned on these matters.
• Failure to understand a concept often can lead to distrusting its validity
• Science encourages questioning while Religion despises it.

But let me stop analyzing why I like the way you communicate and respond to your comments. I don’t disagree with anything you said. However, one of your comments….. “Theist’s failure to understand a concept can cause them to reject it as not valid.”…… triggered this thought process. First, I don’t mind generalizations since they allow someone to express a concept in broad terms with the caveat that they are simplifications of a broad concept and there are probably many exceptions. That being said, I think most people find it challenging to accept something without fully understanding it. (Read my comment about math and music, case in point!) I suspect Theist’s, who quite frankly have to accept a lot of beliefs that are way beyond their human comprehension, probably have more trouble reconciling scientific explanation for a phenomenon which they feel are beyond the current ability of scientist to explain. Scientist, imagines, speculates, develops a hypothesis and using the scientific method go about attempting to prove a hypothesis. When an independent body can duplicate their results, then a theory is on the road to being established as “true”.

Now consider, that Theist have to deal with the concept of an entity that has no beginning and no end….while our entire reality on Earth involves a finite existence. It is really hard to wrap your brain about that concept of immortality.

Lets even take a smaller phenomenon such as the ability of human beings to experience pleasure and pain. I have read many articles of what science knows about this ability and there are some areas of the process that are just not fully understood. When I look at your beautiful naked body, my brain gets this rush of endorphins cascading over brain cells with all sort of electrical pulses firing and I somehow experience a sensation that I don’t want to stop. But HOW does what I am feeling is defined as pleasure in my mind? We are not sure about that area of our consciousness.

For me, it is difficult to accept theories as “proven” when at some point the basic origins of the theory fade to a point where there is nothing and then “Bang”, there is something! When everything seems a bit implausible, I consider the playing field actually quite level between science and many religious philosophy regarding competing theories. I confess, I do feel uncomfortable when I am talking with a person about our origins and they present their views as …”Well according to the Bible, God created the universe, end of discussion”. I want to know how, why, when, and what was done. It’s just my nature.

Before I continue, let me say the people who believe in God don’t always embrace organized religion, a man-made construct, as a necessary component of their faith. But for most Christians, faith is such a big part of their belief system, and no doubt many, but not all probably don’t spend much time examining other possibilities. My personal view is our origins is a very complex proposition and I am interested in considering many diverse views on the subject. Hence my inquiry to you regarding what you think might be plausible. You obviously have a fine mind to go with that heavenly body of yours and that is what is holding my attention.

Let me conclude that I like interacting with people who think like me and have similar value systems, but I especially like the opportunity to converse with people who are quite different with different viewpoints. There are things to learn from both groups and I can tell you that we are quite different in many ways and I find those differences extremely interesting and intriguing. And yes,… I find you very interesting and intriguing.

  
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Hi Ed,

Thanks for your compliments, but I’m afraid I can’t take the credit for all of this. English is still my second language, and quite frankly my thought process can actually be quite scattered at times. It is my webmaster Lee’s masterful editing of my English writing that makes it so clear and coherent.

I actually agree with pretty much everything you say, except the “When everything seems a bit implausible, I consider the playing field actually quite level between science and many religious philosophy regarding competing theories” part. I agree that the Big Bang doesn’t seem much more credible than religious ideas of our ultimate origins, but once again, unlike religion science doesn’t require us to just accept it blindly. Not all scientists agree with it (and quite frankly, I personally find it very hard to believe, though that may simply be down to the limits of my own understanding), and if a better idea comes along, science will eventually embrace it. What’s more, science leaves us free to say we don’t really know, which is actually the only truly correct answer here. Religion has all the answers before we’ve even asked the question, and requires us to blindly accept those answers.

  
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Darwin would have loved that Sachiko !

  
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Sachiko I know you are a theist, but what do you think of Epicurus’s Riddle?

http://richardathome.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/epicurus-quote.jpg

  
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Originally Posted By Eric
Sachiko I know you are a theist, but what do you think of Epicurus’s Riddle?

http://richardathome.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/epicurus-quote.jpg

Do you mean “I know you are a theist” or “I know you are atheist”? If you didn’t make a typo then I think you’d better read my blog more carefully! :-)

Anyway, I couldn’t agree more with Epicurus’ Riddle – it’s one of many pieces of logic which shows that an interventionist God is logically impossible.

  
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Epicure’s Riddle? Thank you for posting the link, Eric.

I have read Epictetus, but do not remember reading Epicure. Since I suffer from C.R.S. I might be misremembering that.

Whether he is called God, Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah or Bob’s Yer Uncle, Epicure’s logic is spot on, and my proof lies in Auschwitz, Bergen Beilsen; and in other places like fields in Cambodia, or right here in the good old U.S. of A. Whether you are a blue-eyed Hazharat, or a blue-eyed Han who enjoys “a bit of Mahtso or Manaschevitz, I will discriminate against you, and if I’m hateful enough and am a son of a zealot, I may/will do whatever’s necessary to prove to you that my Dad’s Dick, just like my God’s, is bigger and more powerful than yours’s. And we have these neat little toys like pogroms, genocide, ethnic cleansing, depleted uranium tipped bullets and bombs controlled by some pimply-faced kid in Area 51, or a simple very sharp machete, have put your Gods to the test.

Even with the blood curdled prayers of his chosen ones, he was a no-show

Oh yeah, I believe in an interventionist god – sorta like that fire-truck that showed up but did nothing because folks hadn’t tithed enough. I should have been dead decades ago too for some of the blasphemous things I’ve said and done towards God, and his religions, “…, but I’m still here.” Where’s he?

I’m headed your way tomorrow Sachiko, Licking forward to that.

  
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Sachiko:

I appreciate your display of honesty and gracious acknowledgment of the contribution of your webmaster to your writings editorial process. Or is that you Lee taking credit where credit is due in the preparation of the final product? My thoughts are often scattered when I try to draft a response and I could use someone like Lee to make my final product more clear and coherent. In fact, “Lee, if you are reading this, feel free to edit my responses like you do Sachiko’s” , and indicate your fee at the end of my comment. You are good my man!

Seriously, you and Lee make a great team. I have the sense that you are involved in a lot of ongoing projects and may have more difficulty focusing on writing in a second language with the time pressure you probably place on yourself. I have little aptitude for mastering foreign languages, and I can tell you with conviction that I would need more than a talented Webmaster to make my writings of the quality you achieve outside of my native language.

One of the widely accepted theories about the way men and woman think has to do with how the right part of the brain works with the left part….the right brain being preoccupied with creativity and the left brain with logic oriented tasks. Scientist say women more often use both sides of their brains in various tasks where men predominantly use the left side. The classic example is a woman asking her husband if he remembers the color jacket he wore on their first date. He looks at her with a blank expression on his face and answers “no, but what the hell difference does it make?” She (the wife) could remember because she was processing the memory with more emotion (right brain) which aids in recall. Every drill instructor in basic training camp uses this technique to attach emotion to important information by yelling and intimidating recruits. To be an artist as you are and also have a brain that can fluently handle difficult languages…..well you obviously have a lot going on in that head of yours.

So if your recent post was an attempt to get off of the pedestal I have placed you on, I afraid you fell short. Perhaps you underestimate the “Halo” effect those 36DDs have on the male psyche, but next time you want to convince me that you are less capable than I think you are, you need to bring your “A” game to the table and give me something more substantial. You are something special and you freak’in know it.

  
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@ed steele – Oh yes – I’m certainly not what you’d call a modest person. :-) Also, Lee is happy for me to have the limelight to myself – he shuns it, while I love it! But on the other hand, I don’t want people to think I’m anything more (or less!) than what I actually am, so credit where credit’s due.

  
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Aside from modeling work, do you go about your daily life nude?

  
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@me – Yes, I do often get around naked (or just in panties) at home, especially during the summer.

  
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Do you ever have a hard time standing up straight?

  
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@me – Not at all. :-)

  
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Hello Sachiko,

I’n hospital at the moment, and was just thinking about your attire at home, or lack thereof. In your onlinre chats I presune that you asked many questions about your breasts, and that some of them are to fondle them to the point where your nipples indicate a state of arousal. Given your neatly trimmed pubic hair, I can imagine requests to also fondle, stimulate and arouse various parts of your vagina. Fact or fantasy? If I were to schedule some time with you, would that be probable? If so, I will do so when I get out of here.

  
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@Gordy – You’ve asked me this sort of thing before, and my answer is still the same: as indicated on my bookings page, I will only do R-rated stuff, so I will touch my body for example, but I won’t do penetration or show pink. However, my clients are free to do whatever they want (including X-rated).

  
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Silly me. I remember now. Thank you for your patience with me.

  
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Hi Sachiko,

hope all is well, been a while. How are you coping with the floods and storm ? How is your new project coming along ?

Be carefull out there. Wear a life jacket.

Christian

  
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Hi everybody, and thanks for your concern. I am in south east Queensland, so fortunately I am not affected by the terrible cyclones they get up north. However, I was indirectly affected by the flooding last month – it reached the bottom of my street! Fortunately however, my place was completely fine.

  
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I am relieved to hear that you are OK, Sachiko. How is your new business doing?

  
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@Gordy – My income was seriously impacted last month, but things seem to be back to normal now.

  
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Hi Sachiko, glad to hear your place wasn’t impacted. I live on the Northside of town and was fine.

I was wondering if you could answer a question I am looking into getting a regular massage and have seen advertised Japanese massages. Can you please tell me what is different about a Japanese massage to others.

Would you recommend these?

Thanks David.

  
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@David – Good to know you’re okay! Japanese massage basically means shiatsu, which is a very firm type of massage that’s totally different from Swedish massage. The only authentic one I know of is Temomin, who have a few stores around Brisbane.

  
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Thanks Sachiko. Gordy asked how your new business is going. Do you mind me asking what it is?

  
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@David – What you see is what you get! I do private performance (like what you see on my web site i.e. belly dance, piano etc.) and webcams. My main focus now though is explained in my last post.

  
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Good luck with your projects. Do you work from home or in the city? Just curious because you said the floods impacted your income.

Had a shiatsu massage which was very good but I think next time I will get one with the oils.

  
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@David – Actually, in my case home and the city are one and the same thing. :-)

  
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Have you ever met any of your fans? Have to let me know when you do a book signing.

  
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@David – I do run into them occasionally. :-) If I do a book signing, I’ll certainly announce it here.

  
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Any chance you offer a Japanese massage service? :)

  
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Nuru massage?

  
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@David and @Gordy – Well I guess that all depends on what you can do for me. ;-)

  
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What would you like Sachiko? :)

  
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@David – That’s for you to figure out. ;-)

  
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Any clues? ;)

  
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@David – Well there’s plenty of info here about what I like. :-)

  
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Are you going to update this site again? :(

  
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Your Chemical Romance

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If it was acceptable to be naked at all times in pubic, would you be?

  
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@Your Chemical Romance – Absolutely! As long as it isn’t too cold for me to go naked anyway. ;-)

  
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@Sachiko – Well you do say you like to have a good massage. Maybe I can return the favour.

  
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@David – Let us know how that works out, David. :-)

  
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@Sachiko – Hi Sachiko, when you have your massages do you have a favourite body part you like to get massaged? :)

  
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@David – Actually, I am very fussy about massage. I like it very firm and strong, and I really hate oil! So the Swedish style massage definitely isn’t for me – I need Chinese acupressure or shiatsu.

  
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Oh well if you’re fussy about your massages then I can’t return the favour :(

I quite like the deep tissue massages. I get really sore from exercising.

I’m disappointed I’ve never seen you around town. You are very attractive. I real head turner (I’d say there would be some guys around with sore necks).

  
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@David – Yes, I do often get quite a reaction when I go out – not just from men, but women too! :-)

  
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@Sachiko – Do you live in the Roma Street Parklands complex? I thought I may have seen you as I was cycling through there on Friday. If not, then someone who looks like you. :)

  
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@David – Nope, although I didn’t think there was such a thing as another girl who looks like me. ;-)

  
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Hello Sachiko,( ^.^)

First time here on your lovely blogging site.

I have to say you are very inspiring person with your love of life and your funny-zesty-energy-vibe you give off through your pictures/videos on your modelling website.

i hope to hear more from you soon! As always keep following true to your heart wherever that may take you haha :)

By the way, when do you think you will bring out more video clips /pictures on your modelling website?!

  
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@David A.( ^.^) – Thanks David, and welcome to my blog!

Unfortunately at this stage I’m not sure when I might start updating my modelling site again. Sorry!

  
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I just had to leave a comment in support of your views on Bill Gates (and your well reasoned response about Macintosh vs PC).

Personally, I don’t think I will ever be much of a Mac user (I prefer Linux) and I really do not have much against Windows as it did allow a lot of people access to computers in a way it had not been easily possible before then. It is not a great operating system, but people use what they can afford, know and are comfortable with.

What I do have a problem with is how Microsoft is now in the business of suing and legislating their way to forcing people to use their products rather than try to innovate so that people actually want to use what they create There is much credible information on the Internet that documents all the underhanded things it has done to users, companies and governments of which I feel no need to rehash here. The bottom line is that while Bill Gates may give a lot of money to charity he also was instrumental in building a company who has actively sought (and continues to seek) to curtail innovation and force people to use and pay for their software when other cheaper (and in many cases better) alternatives are available.

//i\\

  
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I am curious about your accent, is it Japanese or Taiwanese or something else? I think it sounds cute on you <3.

PS. Hope you return soon!

  
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Licensed to Bill,

Welcome to my blog Bill! My accent is an odd mixture of the many countries I’ve lived in I think: Taiwanese, Japanese, American and now Australian.

  
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Its been a while since you posted anything :( I miss you. How’s life been treating ya?

  
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Hi John. I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet, but I’m doing fine, although I am quite busy!

  
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When did you become interested in being a nude model? What got you into it, what did you think of it at first?

  
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Hmmmm…….see some philosophical contradictions here, with the Internet being great, then some other business practices not so great. Peas in a pod my dear, most, if not all corporate modelling is based on exploitation….

Nice to see how the Internet has been good to you, and of course, your business. For without it, you’d be *selling your wares* elsewhere, possibly on the street and I wouldn’t be giving 20 minutes of my day to you!

BTW, I like opinionated women, who are not affraid to share. Rather make friends with open souls than closed minds!

Have a great one,

PK

  
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M,

The funny thing is, it just seemed like such a natural thing fort me to that I don’t recall the answers to your questions! I think I’d always had the idea of doing this sort of thing in the back of my mind, so when the opportunity arose, I seized it.

Peter,

Thanks for your comments Peter, and welcome to my blog!

  
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It needs to be asked, do you ever wear modest clothing?

  
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Roland,

Of course! Indeed, when I don’t dress up, I really dress down – I like to wear daggy clothing most of the time. Still, I never wear a bra, so I guess that even when I’m daggy I’m not really being modest. ;)

  
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Sachiko,

Hi Sachiko. Just wanted to compliment you on your website. I recently discovered it and have really enjoyed it. I’m a fan for life !

luv Ricky

  
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Thanks Ricky. :)

  
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I just want to tell you that you are amazing! I hate how people here in the west try to shun and suppress sexuality when it is completely normal. I hope to take inspiration from you soon. I can’t wait to see you come back!

-Anna

  
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Anna,

Thanks for your comments! It’s always especially gratifying when I help to empower other women to express themselves freely. I am very curious to see what I inspire you to do – please let me know. ;)

  
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Hope you make a comeback when u ready. The Atheist struggle against censorship must continue! xx Always welcome in my house: UK, No strings attached!

  
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Hi Sachiko!
You are interesting and have a great site. Quick question, having read a reply where you say that you had read Manga in the past, out of fannish curiousity, do you still read it or do you watch any Anime? There are quite a few good series out there. :)
–Dancougar82

  
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Welcome to my blog Dancougar82! To answer your question, watching cartoons is still one of my favourite forms of entertainment – I guess I never really grew up. :-) I have quite a big cartoon DVD collection including Japanese, American, and Chinese productions, from the 1950s to 2010.

  
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Thanks for the warm welcome!
Hey, you’d fit in with my friends and I. We all love animation as well. I just picked up a good one called ‘Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror’. It’s a Japanese 3D animated feature just released on DVD by Funimation. In a curious move, they posted the original Japanese language and subtitled version on their YouTube channel before the DVD was released. But I guess it payed off with all the glowing comments it got along with various vows to pick it up when it was released. If you are interested in watching it, the addy is below. Enjoy! :)
–Dancougar82

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auvZnateBQ4

  
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Dancougar82,

Unfortunately, the video you linked to isn’t available for viewing in Australia. :-(

  
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Aww.. Too bad. I hate it when that happens, as well as when videos suddenly become unviewable on mobile. Well, it’s worth picking up if and when you see it in stores.

  
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Before moving to Australia, did you identify yourself as Japanese or Taiwanese?

  
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Steve,

Since I was young, I’ve always identify myself as a cosmopolitan person, and felt it’s how everyone in the world should be. I’ve always hated any kind of nationalism, as it seems to me to be provincial, narrow minded, old fashioned, and bad for world peace – we all need to see ourselves as one people.

  
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Hi,

I know this is off topic, however, what do you use to wash and condition your hair? My Asian girlfriend is having a difficult time finding hair care products for long Asian hair.

  
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Hi again. Love your sexy bible readings. Quick note about keeping the sabbath holy. exodus is from the old testament and their sabbath is from sunset friday night to sunset saturday night.

Other than that I love your work. Keep up the good work!

  
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Welcome to my blog Liam, and sorry for my slow response!

This will sound hard to believe, but to answer your question I choose the cheapest shampoo available in supermarkets to wash my hair, and use no hair conditioner!

Here is the key to keeping long hair healthy: after being washed, use a towel and hair dryer to make your hair about 80% to 90% dry, then apply Vaseline (once again, the cheapest and simplest brand available in supermarkets) or olive oil to the hair by hand (Vaseline is better than olive oil, but cold pressed olive oil will do the job). You can see me doing this in the Washing Hair video series on my web site.

  
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Thanks for the advice. You should make your own brand of haircare products. “Sachiko’s Shampoo Surprise” or “Ladye Sachiko’s Secret for Long hair”.

With a picture of you on it. I am sure you will sell millons of them.

Have a nice day.

  
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Funnily enough, I actually am planning to do something like this – stay tuned. :-)

  
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I am very interested in you, and curious about you as well. I was wondering, when were you first interested in artistic nudity? I read in your interview with SuperBeauty.org that your family viewed nudity with disdain, which is a shame. Was it something you always wanted to do, or something that you thought about doing later?

  
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John,

Since I was little girl, I always instinctively hated the suppression of sex and nudity, but I didn’t think of doing anything specific in relation to this issue. When I met my webmaster/photographer Lee many years ago, he suggested that I be a nude model based on my physique and my open-mind attitude to nudity and sex. The idea felt right to me, so I decided to go for it and launch my web site.

  
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ComparativeReligionsGuy

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I stumbled upon your Bible readings on Youtube. I was just curious. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and everyone has them. I’m assuming you’re atheist. So I can understand loving what you believe. But why such the hate on for the religion of Jewish and Christians? It seems it’s more than just not believing in it. It seems more like a deep-rooted bitterness towards the book and the faiths that it produces. There must have been something that happened to you earlier in life that really hurt you and you see this religion as the main cause of your pain. Maybe you were once a believer but were extremely hurt and disappointed by the actions and lives of its followers, which includes how they themselves treated you? Or maybe your parents had this faith and they were too strict, too overbearing, and because of this you felt they were unloving? Perhaps something dramatic has happened in your life that you felt should not have. I have a couple of friends who struggled with their faith and, at least for a few years, left their faith for atheism because of the unexpected deaths of loved ones and what they perceived as God’s inability to save them. The point is that it when a believer of a particular belief system feels their God or gods have failed them, they become bitter towards that God or gods and their beliefs. The actor Tim Allen can be named among the many who in younger life rejected God because of the death of a loved one and feelings of being forsaken by God. So, generally, the more-than-strong dislike that you have for the religions of the Bible (I am assuming it’s more toward Christianity than Judaism, however, but I link them together as the latter shares the former’s Scriptures), and the Bible itself, isn’t something normally produced without some sort of significant cause to trigger such an extremely strong seemingly life-long emotional reaction towards.

  
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ComparativeReligionsGuy,

As a matter of fact, I grew up in a completely non-religious family, and had almost zero exposure to Christianity/Judaism until I moved to the west. So your assumptions about me and my motivations are about as far off the mark as they can possibly get!

If, on the other hand, you did what an atheist would do and did some basic research on my blog – rather than jumping to conclusions based on a very narrow set of assumptions – you’d know the real reason why I do this. In short, I am deeply concerned about the future of the human race, and I see religion as an enormous impediment to our survival. Not only through all the wars it creates, but in the way it makes people (not) think: putting faith above logic and reason is very dangerous indeed.

  
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If you don’t mind me asking, what were your measurements pre-augmentation? And, have you ever wished you were taller to look a little more ‘balanced’?

  
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John,

If you feel I am ‘unbalanced’, then why are you here? I actually feel I am very well balanced as I am, although like most women I wouldn’t mind having longer legs.

  
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What’s your opinion about Bukkake?

  
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Asianfacelover,

I am not personally into it (to do or watch), but if you want do this, then why not?

  
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Sachiko,
Having spent so much time in Japan I was so glad to come across your site. You are a beautiful lady. Inside and out. Just wanted to say hello for now. More later.

  
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Thanks for your lovely compliments malopeno41, and sorry for my painfully slow response!

  
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Hi Sachi,
Do you do modelling work outside your website, like for hobbyist photographers?

  
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adam,

Hi Adam. Welcome to my blog!

As my time is so limited, a shoot has to really be worthwhile for me to do it, either financially or for promotion. So I don’t generally work with hobbyist photographers. Sorry!

  
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Hey Sachiko,

Not to sound impatient, but I was just wondering when the webcams will likely be returning?

Thanks.

  
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Zack,

You aren’t being impatient at all! I feel really terrible about this, but I had to delay them again—see here. I am so grateful to my fans for your incredible patience. :-)

  
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Hi Sachiko,

Just wanted to say that I love your work, and that you’re quite the accomplished woman! If you lived anywhere in California, I’d ask you out on a date in a heartbeat. :)

Hope to see more from you in the future!

Geekfully yours,
Mark

  
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Thanks Mark. :)

  
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are you still active?

  
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B,

I’m actually intending to post a major new announcement very shortly. :)

  
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You’re lounging around the house naked, and someone such as a mailman rings the doorbell. What do you do? I’m just curious.

  
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V,

When I’m at home, I actually am naked most of the time (well, with just with my panties on anyway)—so you’re scenario is actually quite familiar to me! However, if anyone rings the door bell, I will quickly put on a casual dress before I answer the door. Sorry if my answer is not as sexually arousing as you may have been hoping. ;)

  
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Sachiko,
It is the most comfortable way to putter about the house. *Chuckle* :)
–Dancougar82

  
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You’re naked most of the time in the house, when you do wear clothes you try to wear as little as possible, and you never wear bras. Would you say you’re allergic to clothing?

  
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Michael,

Not quite—when I go out, I often wear daggy clothes when it’s cool, or I simply don’t want attention. As you can imagine, having guys hitting on me all the time can get annoying after a while, although many still try no matter how I dress. :)

  
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*** WARNING: SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL ***

Dear Sachiko,

I first posted this as a comment on Sachiko Space. Then I asked Lee to remove it. I’m not ashamed of what I posted or embarrassed by it, especially because it was anonymous. But I was concerned that it would make some readers uncomfortable. And that I may have gone to far and offended you. The original was very personal and my descriptions very graphic. The same is true for this repost. (That’s my warning to readers.) But when Lee removed it, he wrote back, “A shame though, as it was a very interesting comment – I was looking forward to Sachiko’s response!” I’ve reconsidered. I very much want to compliment you and thank you. I decided to re-post it here instead of sending it to you privately, because Lee was interested in the comment and I think maybe at least a few readers may also find this comment interesting.

This is my favorite quote from you. “I really think it’s a good and healthy thing that people enjoy my photos sexually and use them for masturbation—I myself used to masturbate to Japanese adult comic books. It isn’t always practical to have sex with another person whenever we need to release our sexual urges. …masturbation is a very safe, convenient and low-cost way to relieve our sexual frustration.” I completely agree with you. And I think it very arrousing when a pretty woman talks openly about masturbation.

I’ll have to tell you something about myself. I’m a young man and by very far the most sexual person I’ve ever known. I live with my boyfriend. He and I satisfy our homosexual desires, but there are limits to what he can do for me sexually. I desire much more sex than he does. Also, he can’t satisfy my desires for women. I will sometimes play the “woman” when we have sex or engage in forplay, but that role isn’t exactly the one for him. Also, I sometimes strongly desire a woman’s body, but my boyfriend would be jealous if I had sex with a woman instead of him. I solve these problems in a way that he approves. My solution: I constantly masturbate, sometimes looking at women, sometimes using fantasies of women.

Here’s my point. I enjoy your pictures and videos sexually and use them for masturbation. There’s nothing about your body I dislike, but especially love your curvy hips, your smooth, toned thighs, your fit belly, and your big, firm breasts. When I see you, I can’t keep my hands off myself. Thank you for helping provide myself with countless moments of extreme pleasure and helping me to satisfy my heterosexual desires.

I want to ask you a few questions, if that’s alright with you. Most of the questions I want to ask are very sexual. I’m very interested in women’s sexuality and love to talk openly about sex with non-judgmental people. If a woman tells me about her sexuality, I insist on telling her about mine. I think it’s only fair for me to return the favor. That’s why if you agree to let me ask you questions, I’ll give you my responses to the same questions. I warn you that when I discuss sex, my discussions tend to get very explicit and very graphic. If you agree to my request, then please tell me if you want our Q&A session to be on the comments section or in private emails. I think readers would be like to read more about you, so I ask if you’re comfortable answering my questions publicly.

I’m anticipating your reply. In the mean time, I’ll help myself to your pictures while I play with myself, then later play with my boyfriend.

  
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anonymous,

Thanks for your message! I am very happy that you enjoy my photos and videos, in whatever way you want to do it.

To answer your question, I am most passionate about the open discussion of the philosophical and psychological aspects of human sexuality, for the purposes of health and education. One of my goals in life is to promote a healthy and open sexuality for people, as I strongly believe this is highly beneficial to human society.

However, discussion of the actual physical act of sex is not my speciality nor my passion. I should emphasise that explicit sexual talk does not offend me nor make me feel uncomfortable at all, and I believe that whoever wants to talk about it should feel free and comfortable to do so with those who have are receptive to it. But it’s just not the sort of thing I am personally into, so unfortunately I don’t know if I am the best person for you to have the sort of discussion you want with.

Nevertheless, I found your post quite interesting (you’re certainly unconventional!) and I wish you the very best, both in your sexual adventures and in life generally.

  
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Sachiko, I’m the anonymous poster you last replied to. Here are two questions I wanted to ask you. After reading your opinions on family, religion and sex, I think it may interest you.

What’s your opinion of marriage? Would you ever consider marrying or raising children?

As for me, I have no plans to marry anyone or have children. I’m not certain I know how to raise a child properly. There are activities I enjoy that would be difficult to do often with children in my home. As for marriage, I don’t want to end the possibility of having a variety of sexual partners one day. As I explained, I’ve enough difficulty staying steady with a partner, who only recently agreed to have threesomes.

And I don’t know why humanity can’t do without marriage. I think governments or religious organizations created marriage, but why?

  
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Anonymous,

Thanks for sharing your opinion; this certainly is the kind of stuff that interests me!

I have never had any desire to have children, mainly because I am too much of a kid myself. :) Also, I think too many people are not responsible enough or simply lack the necessary resources to raise children properly, and as a result become unsatisfactory parents who create problematic children/people for society. I really don’t think I would be a satisfactory mother. Another issue is that we have too many people in the world, so I think we have a moral imperative to breed as little as possible.

Personally I have met lots of people (both men and women) who express strong regret over having had children, yet bearing kids is one of those things you really can’t undo. Once you have had them, you are stuck with them for the rest of your life, whether you like it or not. The thing is that many people have children without thorough consideration, because it’s what their family/society expect them to do, or they are lonely and not capable of getting deep/strong love from others (including their partners). So they hope their children will give them the love and companionship they desire (often a forlorn hope).

Because our society is so complex, it takes much longer to raise human children than other animals. So it made sense for early humans to form monogamous partnerships to raise their children, at least in patriarchal societies (matriarchal societies can have a very different social structure and relationships, but that’s a whole other story). So families naturally formed the basis of most early human tribes, and as society grew bigger and more complex, the family was co-opted by religion and politicians—when people are co-dependantly stuck together with eachother in this way, it makes them easier to control.

I do want to point out though: marriage doesn’t have to be the end of free sex with other people, as long as you and your partner agree to have an open relationship. I personally have known married couples in open relationships for decades (and some of them are even bi-sexual), and they are very happy together—much happier than most monogamous couples I know. Besides, with lots of so-called monogamous married couples, at least one of them is having sex with someone else outside of their marriage anyway, they just cover it up. Both of the partners in that sort of relationship live in a lie.

In my opinion, you should only marry someone if you believe that person is your true soul mate, instead of for the purposes of money, status, loneliness, or locking each other up because of personal insecurity. This is the only way for marriage to work out very happily in the long term—to enrich your life and multiply whatever pleasure you have already had as a single, instead of restricting your life and cutting off your pleasure as a single. Once again, I have met these sorts of couples, and they are definitely the most happy ones.

  
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我是台灣人,不小瀏覽到您的網站,覺得您實在太棒了!

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zxv001,

謝謝您! 我在臺灣中部長大, 很高興有臺灣人來訪; 覺得很親切! 我們過一陣子會有中文部落格 :) 希望多跟您聊聊!

  
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Dear Sachiko,

It’s me again. I’m the shameless bisexual chronic masturbator who posted here anonymously last December and January. :D I’m using an internet alias now.

You’ve talked about how people should be willing to accept and enjoy sexuality, nudity, pornography, masturbation and partnered sex. I completely agree with you. But what limits do you think there should be in accepting those things? What about sex, nudity and porn do you think should be illegal or socially unacceptable?

There’s plenty that arouses me and I’ve few sexual limits. But I’ve been turned off by some incredibly nauseating images that were meant to be pornographic and that I’ve occasionally seen on the internet over the years. I sometimes wish people wouldn’t randomly post abnormally disgusting images anywhere they pleased. But what I especially don’t want is for people to be forced to participate in a sexual act if they don’t enjoy it and don’t want to do it. I think foreplay is alright, but sex and porn should be for the pleasure of everybody involved. And I especially don’t want people who’re much, much too young to understand sex to be involved in any sex or porn.

Also I want to ask about the contact form Contact Sachiko and the email address listed for you. If I use either one, will my message go directly to you or does the webmaster review all the messages?

Also I want to let you know why I’m attracted to you. I can go to any pornographic website and lust for the people I see there. But you’re different from a usual pornographic model in that I can appreciate you as a sexual human being with a personality and communicate with you and not look at you only as a sexual object.

  
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Jack,

Thanks for your compliments! I do like your questions just as well, so let me just get straight to answering them.

I think children under a certain age have to be protected from all forms of sexual contact, including pornography (although I’m not convinced that nudity is any issue), as well as given guidance in terms of how they should conduct and protect themselves. Yet at what age we should draw the line and exactly how to do it will require a lot of careful study and discussion. I think a proper sex education is very important, and should be started from a young age—after all, they will be exposed to it on the internet soon enough. Today, many adults (more so men than women) also do not know the difference between sexual fantasies and reality, which can be the cause of serious problems, both for themselves and their sex partners. I think the violence that has crept into American porn in particular in recent years is a significant issue. This is one example how important a proper sex education is.

I myself do not like abnormally disgusting images at all. But I think that as long as the models involved are not underaged or forced to do it, people should have the freedom to post such images, but they should be contained to specific posting fora.

If you use my contact form or email me, they will go directly to me. I will however often run my responses by my webmaster Lee to check for any grammatical errors (unless my response is quick and simple)—English is still my second language, and while I can get away with small errors while speaking, they look terrible in writing! Lee edits all my articles here too, and my longer responses as well (like this one!).

I hope I have answered all your questions. Thanks for this interesting discussion!

  
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