Archive for the tag "Indonesia"

Tops and bottoms: an economist’s sex equations (11/02/08)

As the author of a (hideously technical) guide to coding of sexual behaviour data, I was intrigued by a recent excavation of the coded sex diaries of economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynes was married but enthusiastically pursued men for sex at any opportunity. He was also the consummate data nerd, so of course he kept […]

Say no to drunks (07/01/08)

Wandering around the villages of East Java on the last day of 2007, I came across a bunch of kids preparing for their New Year’s Eve festivities. No champagne for me, then…

Something for the weekend, sir? (19/12/07)

Lee Rudolph suggested storm drains as a source of condoms that can be turned into hairbands. But Jakarta’s storm drains function are the city’s official waste collection system; filtering the condoms out of the assembled detritus would be daunting even to the city’s thousands of diligent garbage pickers. So Indonesia is importing used condoms from […]

Smooth positioning (18/12/07)

Since I’m on my way to Indonesia, I offer this great poster promoting Sutra condoms. “Sutera” means silk in Indonesia, but the temptation to draw parallels with India’s erotic classic was irresistible. Hence the Kama Sutra campaign. This particular poster only appeared in and around “entertainment” districts across the world’s most populous Moslem-majority nation.

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