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*****Spanish meetings.

From: Kichiji
Sent on: Thursday, September 10, 2009 11:38 PM
Hello, everyone,

Please read as far as the fifth line.

In this message:
-Meeting dates and venues.
-Thanks for the praise.
-Topic of conversation.

There are five meetings in the near future. The first will take on
Saturday, September 12th, at 10:00am, at Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1st Street SW. The second will take place the same day,
Saturday, September 12th, and also at Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1st Street SW, but at 8:00pm. The third will take place on
Sunday, September 20th, 1:00pm, at Second Cup, 1323 Centre Street North. The fourth will take place on
Tuesday, September 22nd, at 7:30pm, at The Purple Perk,[masked] St SW. The fifth will take place on
Sunday, September 27th, 8:00pm, meeting first to chat in the Food Court of Eau Claire Festival Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, before viewing a film at the Cineplex Odeon.

These are 2, 2, 10, 12, and 17 days from now.

Please go now, and RSVP for these.

Thank you for the flood of praiseful messages about my last message.

I am also sincerely grateful for the few angry messages. I sincerely want to hear what you have to say.

I think that the angry messagers missed something.

Please read carefully my preamble and my closing disclaimer and instructions, which are repeated in this message.

I am clearly taking the position of the devil's advocate, or more
exactly, the court jester. As soon as I don the cloak of the court
jester, I have complete license to say absolutely anything. The
court jester can say anything without reproach because he's a fool.
Once I take the position of the fool, it is my job to be a complete
idiot.

Even the complimentary messagers missed something. There is nothing bad about a bunch of compliments in email, but that was not my goal. I wanted us to come to the meetings and tell me what we think in person, in Spanish. If we feel inspired to send me another wave of compliments go ahead, but please come to the meetings, too.

In the past, I have suggested a topic of conversation for the month. The purpose of this was to give us, especially the beginners, a chance to prepare vocabulary. However, almost without exception, we have completely ignored me and talked about whatever the heck we want, which is not a bad thing.

It is the exceptions that are amusing. In the summer, we often do talk about my suggested topics. That is because for the last few years we have had the new tradition of talking about sex, politics and religion.

In contrast to other topics, we enthusiastically participate in these topics, resulting in much laughter and occasional near misses at fisticuffs.

We've done some politics. So, our topic now will be religion. I usually just leave it at that, but I will start us off with a few paragraphs.

Amongst monkeys and primates penis size roughly correlates with the level of promiscuity. Of the primates, human males have by far the largest penis in proportion to our body size. Some sperm specialise in seeking out and tangling up with sperm that are not of the donor. These seem to imply that our ancestors must have been frequently unfaithful.

In 1979, Masters and Johnson published the scientific paper
"Homosexuality in Perspective." Some of their conclusions were
extrapolated to the conclusion that gays and lesbians have better sex than
heterosexuals. Same-sex couples tend to move more slowly through the stages of stimulation. According to Masters and Johnson,
same-sex couples have the advantage of better communication. That is, they know what feels good for them and have a better empathy and can communicate better what feels good with their same-sex partner who has the same parts.

Masters and Johnson suggested that heterosexual couples will have
better sex if the woman does not assume that the man knows what he
is doing, and takes an active role in telling what she wants of the man.

I don't think that one can necessarily conclude that gays and lesbians have better sex. I think the most important thing that one can take away from this is that you will have better sex if you tell your partner what you like and what feels good to you.

Note also that this report was written 30 years ago. One could guess that women of this generation would be less likely to be embarassed to admit to knowing something about sex, and also less likely to assume that the man knows what he
is doing.

One might assume the historically the trend is always to greater liberty in sexual relations. However, thanks in part to deadly sexually transmitted diseases, of which HIV is the prime example, fidelity and abstinence are making a comeback.

Note that I may or may not entirely believe everything I've written above. I may be trying to set you off. Nothing would please me better than for you to get worked up and give me a piece of your mind. Come to meetings and do so, IN SPANISH.

I am looking forward to seeing us at the meetings!

--Kichiji.

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