Wondering what the Chinese media are saying about Lust, Caution? We found the following story from the Information Times (信息时报) entitled Survey: Fans rushing to imitate positions in Lust Caution 调查:影迷争相模仿《色,戒》经典床戏 dated 7 Nov on Xinhua — yes, the website everyone goes to for high-quality Chinese journalism. Shanghaiist was so inspired by the spirit of investigative journalism exhibited by this reporter that we decided we had to translate the whole story to share with you. As an aside, it’s been said that Chinese journalists just can’t seem to get over the full frontal nudity and the brutal sex scenes, and director Ang Lee was supposed to have ticked off a Chinese journalist who insisted on asking questions related to the sex scenes, “Can’t you ask a better question?”
Information Times, 7 Nov – The hottest movie to hit 2007 is Lust, Caution. Since 20 September, when it hit the big screens in Hong Kong, three of its most memorable sex scenes were not only said to have caused even Andy Lau to exclaim, “Wow, that is amazing, simply amazing,” it has also caused many young couples to want to imitate some of the scenes they say in the show. Experts say that with sexual positions, it’s not a case of “the more, the merrier”. Highly difficult sexual positions can cause unnecessary harm to both the male and female body and hence, people should not be imitating what they see on the big screen.
FANS EAGER TO ACT OUT THE DIFFICULT POSITIONS THEY SAW ON LUST, CAUTION
This reporter interviewed 20 youths who saw Lust, Caution in Hong Kong (Note: The film is unedited in HK). 90% of respondents, or 18 of them to be exact, said that if they had the opportunity, they, too, would like to try out some of the more challenging sexual positions they saw in the movie. Said Mr Ruan, who caught the film in Hong Kong with some of his friends, “There was great energy unleashed in the film, it leaves us rubbing our palms asking for more.” A female respondent by the name of Miss Chen also said, “It’s really beautiful, I totally can accept it.”
Yesterday, this reporter went into a BBS and saw on a thread related to Lust, Caution that netizens are all completely preoccupied with the bedroom scenes, and quite a few people said they would go to Hong Kong to watch the movie if they could spare the time to go. A netizen nicknamed “Free Individual” said, “Very artistic. If my calves don’t cramp halfway through the act, I would love to give it a try too.” Others complained the styling in the film was too bland and they were not interested.
Psychologists say that the infrequent use of highly challenging moves can increase the pleasure of the sexual act, but with the passage of time, these moves may not provide the same level of excitement anymore. Hence, these highly challenging positions should be considered as “snacks” (and not your “main course”).
EXPERTS CAUTION THAT HIGHLY-CHALLENGING SEXUAL POSITIONS CAN HARM YOUR BODY
Dr Yu Zaoze, a gynaecologist with the Guangzhou Modern Hospital warns that difficult sexual positions can harm the human body and hence should not be imitated. “All the positions that you saw in Lust, Caution are not normal body positions. Only females that have reached a certain degree of flexibility through the practise of yoga or gymnastics can accomplish them. The average person imitating those positions may inflict unnecessary harm on him/herself.” She also said that intense action may lead to the injury of the vaginal walls, causing it to tear and bleed. In the heat of the action, some ladies may not be able to sense the pain and only realise they are really injured afterwards.
In addition, Dr Wang Kefei of the Department of Andrology of the Guangzhou Modern Hospital also recommends that the men take heed not to push themselves to do the impossible. He said that this may cause injury of the male reproductive organ and in extreme cases may even cause it to fracture. Under the pressure from the abnormal position of the female body, the Corpus Cavernosa, which is the sponge-like vascular tissue that makes up the penis may tear and break.
Dr Li Bo, who heads the Outpatient Services of the Guangzhou Andrology Hospital says that everyone is born physiologically different and each of us has different sensitive spots. Hence, not everything should be imitated. Instead, we should all explore our own paths. Likewise, in the area of sexual positions, everyone has their own favourite positions which they are most comfortable with.
Photo from Xinhua: The new position that Chinese lovers across the land are said to be imitating.