Newlyweds generally don’t need an excuse to jump into the sack, but if they do, Shanghaiist has got a great one … excuse, that is. From our favorite hometown paper, Shanghai Daily:
Maternity hospitals around the city have been busier than usual over the past few months as many young women try to have babies next year, an especially auspicious time according to the Chinese lunar calender.
The lunar calender gives each year one of 12 zodiac signs and years rotate through the five elements – gold, wood, water, fire and earth.
Children born when the Year of the Pig coincides with the element of gold, something that happens every 60 years, are said to be blessed.
“Honey, let’s make a golden pig!” Sultry utterance of seduction indeed!
So, how do newly weds feel about this myth? One woman, who identified herself as “Yueyue” had this to say,
“I cannot tell whether it is true or not. But I chose to believe it rather than miss a good opportunity.”
Apparently, 136,999 other couples felt the same way, as Shanghai’s Family Planning Commission is projecting 137,000 newborns in our city next year, up from 131,000 this year and 123,000 the year before. And no doubt 137,000 kids will grow up to be awesome.
Shanghaiist, being the capitalist pigs that we are, smell a great business opportunity. Excuse us while we run to the nearest Carrefour and start stocking up on diapers and strollers. We gonna be rich, biatch!!