Vietnamese Government Creates Own Porn Site To Help Save Marriages?

from the how-thoughtful-of-them dept

Vietnam is definitely up there on the list of countries that has pretty strict regulations concerning online content. Years back, they started down this path by requiring websites to register with the government — which just so happened to allow them to stop some online critics from speaking out. While they’ve struggled at times to manage the growth of the internet while still blocking any content they find objectionable, they’ve delegated some of the work to local governments and asked citizens to report any bad info they see online (an early example of crowdsourcing, perhaps?). Of course, while most of the focus has been on stopping any sort of political dissent, porn is another important issue. The Vietnamese government, not surprisingly, bans porn websites.


However, it seems that may have resulted in a bit of a problem. Married couples aren’t having enough sex — often leading to divorce and/or increased prostitution. At least, that’s what the government claims. To fix this problem, the Vietnamese government has decided there’s only one thing it can do: produce its own government-approved porn — and hope that it puts married couples back into the mood. Of course, they don’t call it “porn.” No, it’s an “orthodox sex website” that will “help couples learn more about healthy sexual intercourse.” The government insists that the videos on the site will only be “educational” in nature, which doesn’t necessarily mean very much. It is, of course, quite likely that these videos will be incredibly tame, if they’re even remotely sexual at all. The videos may end up being typical sex ed videos — though it’s difficult to see how that will encourage the married couple who hasn’t had sex in a year (which the gov’t official cited as being a big problem) to get it on. You have to imagine that such a couple has other issues to work out than how to make sure their intercourse is “healthy.”


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dorpus says:

What's the point?

The country is producing too many people anyway. Vietnam’s main export, asides from housemaids and hoodlums, is low-quality rice full of gravel that Chinese feed to their animals, since no human in China would eat it. The country’s traditional writing system was a dumbed-down Chinese, with more pronunciation marks added to it, a kind of Chinese for Dummies. The French imposed their crazy writing system with diacritical marks flying all over it like jungle flies. The Vietnamese obsession with decency comes from their desire to prove that they are not Hmongs. It’s like some other Eastern European countries where people obsess over decency and plainness, to prove that they are not Gypsies. If you want a Vietnamese to kill you, try pronouncing his name as “Vang”.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: What's the point?

THE CHINESE ARE SO FUCKED UP…ACTUALLY THEY ARE THE WORSE COUNTRY IN THE WORTH…THEY FUCKING PRODUCE TOO MANY NASTY SICK RETARDED CHILDREN..BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FEMALES SLAVES TO FUCKING BEAR THEIR CHILDREN…SO THEY START FUCKING THEIR OWN SIBLINGS, MOM DAD SON DAUGHTER GRANDDAUGHTER ALL FUCK EACH OTHER …SO THIS IS THE REASON WHY THEY HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE.. THEN THEY START INVADING OTHER SMALLER COUNDTRY… LIKE VIETNAM… WHAT A WHOLE BUN OF FUCKING COWARDS… I BET THEY WON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO TRY FUCK AROUND WITH THE RUSSIAN OR THE US… YOU FUCKING CHINESE

dorpus says:

Re: What's the point?

Oh and, I did leave out one other export. Vietnam is one of those countries where daughters are considered worthless, so there is a booming trade in aborting female fetuses. The liquigirls ™ are sold to Asian cosmetics companies, since women in East Asia believe that smearing baby juice on their faces makes their skin look younger and whiter. High-end department stores in East Asia sell baby juice for up to $10,000 per bottle, and wealthy 40-year-old women will climb over each other to buy these.  Fetus Fetishists also buy Vietnam’s exports of dead babies in formaldehyde bottles, which are invariably claimed to be the result of “Agent Orange”, though they are really just the result of poor folic acid intake, common in developing countries.

someguy says:

Re: Re: What's the point?

what the fuck are you on? im vietnamese and all that shit you are saying is not how my culture is at all! ur mistaking us for the chinese cuz i know some chinese eat female baby fetus.
anyway shut the fuck up when you dont know anything about the subject and stop acting like you know everything

Randy says:

Re: What's the point?

You’re a f..king racist, you idiot. If you really want to learn history, try to look back at your ancestor’s history. I hope your great great great grandma was not a hooker, otherwise you wouldn’t know your origin. Who the f..k do you think you are to comment on the language? An idiot like you tries to comment on a educational issue? Go home and f..k your mama

Tri says:

Re: What's the point?

hey dork, i mean dor-shit… fuck you… you better fine a fucking rat hole to crawl into… because if I ever see you… i will fucking kill you…

hey dor-shit, sent me your picture so i can hunt you down… i usually don’t reply to comments online, but this fucking dor-shit comments need to be taking care off… send me your pic.. my email is t72101@yahoo.com…. you fuck….

dorpus says:

Re: Re: What's the point?

hey dor-shit, sent me your picture so i can hunt you down… i usually don’t reply to comments online, but this fucking dor-shit comments need to be taking care off… send me your pic.. my email is t72101@yahoo.com…. you fuck….

If you do hunt me down, will you do this?



http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/11/22/vietnam.dog.boy.reut/index.html

dorpus says:

Re: Re: Re:2 What's the point?

It could be that Vietnam suffers from mass psychosis, as every deformed baby born in Vietnam is blamed on “Agent Orange”. International medical investigators have been happy to cooperate, asking for tissue samples from deformed babies, but the Vietnamese government has curiously refused to provide samples. In reality, the deformed babies are born because of inbreeding, poor folic acid, rubella, and other reasons common in stone-age countries.

Or maybe that Agent Orange did get to their heads, hmmm…

tri says:

Re: Re: Re: What's the point?

dor-shit, you know what. your grandfather had fuck up raising your father, and now your father had just totally fuck up raising you. I just hope, for the love of your mother, i hope you don’t fuck up like your grandfather and father with your kid, that only if you could ever produce one…. you fuck….

p.s. that’s it… i don’t want to waist my time with a fuck-up kid like you dor-shit…….

Jake says:

Re: What's the point?

Wow, such harsh words, I’m a vietnamese, and I wouldn’t kill you if you call me “Vang” But I will kill you ever cross my path, just because you said all those things. A prejudice person like you doesn’t deserve to live. It’s people like you that made this world such a nasty place.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Re: What's the point?

AGREED WITH YOU JAKE… I TOO A VIETNAMESE….
THESE FUCKING CHINESE ARE SO COWARD AND THE PROBLEM IS RIGHT NOW THE VIETNAM IS CONTROLLED BY A WHOLE BUN OF FUCKING LOWLIFE COMMUNISTS AND THESE FUCKING SHITHEADS ARE AFRAID TO DIE… SO THEY LET THE FUCKING CHINESE INVADING IN THE VIETNAMESE TERRITORIES SLOWLY… FUCK…I WISH I HAVE A FEW ATOMIC BOMBS… I WOULD FLY STRAIGHT TO CHINA AND HAVE MY WAYS WITH THESE FUCKING LOWLIFE INVADERS…

nunya_bidness says:

keep it real

Please let me explain a few things before we continue the slam dorpus thread. I have been reading a lot of her responses lately and know the problem. She suffers from low self esteem due to neglect as a child, and therefore craves attention. That is the reason for all the derogatory remarks regarding race, religion, and geographical location, etc. There are also signs of possible weight and or gender issues. Any response to her postings is just the attention she needs and therefore will continue this practice of inflammatory posting. I can only feel bad for this person, or anyone like her that has to endure such suffering. In conclusion, do not take her postings personal, they are just the result of years of abuse.

Republican Gun (user link) says:

Same old same old

The country is producing too many people anyway. Vietnam’s main export, asides from housemaids and hoodlums, is low-quality rice full of gravel that Chinese feed to their animals, since no human in China would eat it. The country’s traditional writing system was a dumbed-down Chinese, with more pronunciation marks added to it, a kind of Chinese for Dummies. The French imposed their crazy writing system with diacritical marks flying all over it like jungle flies. The Vietnamese obsession with decency comes from their desire to prove that they are not Hmongs. It’s like some other Eastern European countries where people obsess over decency and plainness, to prove that they are not Gypsies. If you want a Vietnamese to kill you, try pronouncing his name as “Vang”.

Everyone everywhere seems racist towards the races that live on or near the equator. A ‘Grasshopper and the Ant’ analogy if you will.

Anonymous Coward says:

Government approved porn, Woooohooooo!!

Maybe they should try feeding their people and freeing them some so that they are free to persue their ambitions and make something of themselves.

if I lived in a country where the government was so oppressive, I don’t think I would want to bring anymore kids into the world. Not to mention, when you’re working 14 hours a day in the rice fields, there’s not much time for sex, much less web surfing.

I feel for the people of the world who live under overly controlling governments, it is the most powerful force with driving mankind to it’s lowest level. Anymore, it seems like control and slaving fellow man is an agenda of almost every government, to one degree or another.

Kay says:

So basically,

Dorpus = fat dirty ho? like a “Ho Chih Minh,” but instead, a Ho “Shut Your Ignorant Mouth, You Stupid Fat Trash?”

Okay. =)

I am not Vietnamese, but I do care for being at least not being culturally ignorant.

Dorpus, i understand your sexual frustration for you being fat, ugly, and extremely hairy (and smelling quite bad like a rotting shit), but come on, try to get laid or something. Just because a hooker in Vietnam thought that you were a bear, doesnt mean that the entire nation deserves your insult.

Right? =)

Try grooming.

woody says:

No, it's not like that at all...

…I wasn’t surfing *porn* at the office, boss, just looking at “orthodox sex website” that will “help couples learn more about healthy sexual intercourse”. So you see, it’s realy quite innocent. Government sponsored even.

By the way, I think I may need to have a private meeting in the conference room, with a bot of tissues, and the big LCD display to look into this issue further.

Air says:

Yumm baby juice,

“I am gonna eat yah you little babby, GET IN MY BELLY!…I want my baby back, baby back, baby back…”

Dorpus

Everything has got a price, yes even babies and when you consider the cost, girls are worthless. Especially to people in a third world country. I take that back girls are not entirely worthless, you can hope that one day that girl can have a boy to make up for it.

AMP says:

What's the point?

I am not sure if you can be “more superior than” someone. (And you certainly cannot be more supperior “then” someone. That would imply that they are more superior than someone or something, begging the question “what are they more superior than?” I believe what you would need to say is that you are superior TO them. And you don’t need to say MORE superior. That is like saying extremely historical. It is either historical or it is not. You are either superior (which in this case I doubt) or you are not.

AMP says:

What's the point?

I am not sure if you can be “more superior than” someone. (And you certainly cannot be more supperior “then” someone. That would imply that they are more superior than someone or something, begging the question “what are they more superior than?” I believe what you would need to say is that you are superior TO them. And you don’t need to say MORE superior. That is like saying extremely historical. It is either historical or it is not. You are either superior (which in this case I doubt) or you are not.

KungFuJesus says:

dorpus, you idiot

if you’re gonna talk about vietnam exporting dead babies and shit, u gotta cite your sources, cause frankly you have nothing to back your argument with

“shut up whoever you are. stop trying to be me. I m so more better then you. This is a free country, where people can have opinions. Stupid people like yourselves should not even try to argue with me becuase im so much more superior then you.” – dorpus

with your superiorness, you should know that when you say: “i am so more better than you” you sound like a fucking retard “more better”? LOL, go back to school nub

and “im so much more superior then you”, it’s than not then, idiot

try achieving adequacy with the english language before you go saying you’re superior to somebody.

Pete Rose says:

VITORY Quotes

Vitory is mine!

“Vitory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some vitory for mankind”

Lurn tu spaiel!!

Government porn. Will all the good government porn jobs go to the minorities there too? Since I’m a WASP male, would I be at the front of the line? Would I WANT to be?

LOL

floranet says:

Re: VITORY Quotes

All the good government porn jobs should go to the minorities in Bagdad for sure but save the hottest ones for Bill Clinton.

Since you are a WASP you need not to be in any potentially harmful environment — save that for the low life scum bag Dorpussssss, he is filthy and ugly at birth not worth to live! let him die and sooner is better!

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dorpus says:

To all my haters

Just because my intellect is far superior than all of yours, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the power to hate me for it.

Yes, I admit it. I have been a hooker off streets of Baltimore and NYC. I have done some very embarrasing things that even a common lowly hooker in Vietnam or Bang Kok would be very VERY ashamed of. AND YES, my own family abused me as a child, and YES I do crave attention.

BUT is that so bad?

I mean, yes, I do have a huge scar mark across my face from the time with the horse, and I have lots of a facial hair for a female monkey, but I still think I’m beautiful.

Your Mom says:

Dumbass Dor Shit

If you happen to not read the article CORRECTLY then heres part of it again.

The kidnappers tied up the boy, bundled him into a sack and sold him to the restaurant for 300,000 dong ($19), the newspaper said.

The restaurateur, shocked to find the boy, FED HIM AND RELEASED HIM.

YOU DUMBASS.

Your mother must be a Vietnamese hooker that your dad played with and dropped you because you’re too fucking abnormal. Go get a life asswipe.

Also…(in continuation of the link you put on)

Dog meat is a delicacy in parts of China and in some other Asian countries such as Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos. In Vietnam, eating specifically farmed breeds is believed to bring health benefits and is seen as auspicious.

So, in India they worship cows. And so, why is the American culture resolves around the oh so great item of Beef…because it’s culturally accepted here. But, not there, correct? So does that mean we’re dirty and uncivilized domestic animal eaters?

(^_^) Eat This.

Proud Vietnamese-American says:

Setting it straight

First off, this is more than just politics. This is also a reflection of an ancient male-dominated society, like most societies around the world. Where men have all the power and make all the rules, where men can still beat their wives and the neighbors nor the government will usually not intervene, where instances of 2nd and 3rd wives doesn’t raise any eyebrows… No wonder women aren’t sleeping with their husbands! I’m sure the husbands aren’t exactly making love to their wives either. So for the male-run government to institute a porn site is ridiculous! I can only imagine who’s going to “audition” the actresses…

History lesson: As far as someone’s remark about their traditional writing as being dumb-downed Chinese, why do you think this is so? Did the Chinese not raid Vietnam and rule over them for centuries — thus forcing on them the “dumb-down Chinese” writing system?? Same goes for the French.

Designer-Nipple (user link) says:

Re: Setting it straight

Yep, the idea of a government run “porn” site to “promote better marital relations” is probably a misguided approach to fixing the symptoms of a greater societal problem. But what is your source regarding domestic violence being committed by the husbands, and how it is currently being ignored or allowed to carry on without intervention from anyone or the local authorities. Perhaps that may be something that has been an issue in the past, but I just don’t see that happening there today from my recent visits to Vietnam and frequent updates from friends living in Saigon now.

–quote–

First off, this is more than just politics. This is also a reflection of an ancient male-dominated society, like most societies around the world. Where men have all the power and make all the rules, where men can still beat their wives and the neighbors nor the government will usually not intervene, where instances of 2nd and 3rd wives doesn’t raise any eyebrows… No wonder women aren’t sleeping with their husbands! I’m sure the husbands aren’t exactly making love to their wives either. So for the male-run government to institute a porn site is ridiculous! I can only imagine who’s going to “audition” the actresses…

History lesson: As far as someone’s remark about their traditional writing as being dumb-downed Chinese, why do you think this is so? Did the Chinese not raid Vietnam and rule over them for centuries — thus forcing on them the “dumb-down Chinese” writing system?? Same goes for the French.

K.E.MAPP says:

Re: Re: Setting it straight

As a recent visitor to Vietnam on a purely familial basis,infact to help adopt a child for a friend.I was the male element in order to give credibility to my friend.
I noticed the men eager to succeed and aquire money,but not for the same reasons as western men.these men have been down trodden and exploited for centuries by many,and the first thing they do is treat the women with restraint,ashamed that they have allowed this to happen.I think that if they could start by forgiving themselves and then building a real social sense of belonging,then the old rules and traditions will steadily fade.The orphanages are full of this social guilt.They are just copying really bad western capitalist anus orientated wash!
K

dorpusthe cockhead says:

err ur a loser dorpus. Fucken try learning vietnamese and see who’s dumb faggot. More complicated than u think. Personally I find chinese easier to learn. All you hear is stories and read online articles. pfftt since when is most of them not exaggerated. Do u live in vietnam? how do u know they treat women like dirt. Im sure there are more hookers where u live as well. The difference is u are legal. go get a life u fucken hoe…give me ur address and i’ll come and slice ur flaps off.

ur_propaganda_wont_work says:

fuck communism!

first of all, fuck oppression, secondly, fuck communism and fuck all those who support it! also, STOP ur fucking propaganda coz it aint gonna work…the people are stronger than you and when the time is right, the tide WILL turn. wat the hell is with banning porn ? Coz all that leads to is increased prostitution and hence, AIDS infections. Stupid viet cong…”Du ma Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam!’ We all know they are fearful of the people…and one day, they will obliterate you! TU DO CHO VIET NAM!!! =)

wat the fuck? says:

GET FUCKED

lol, why the hell are you guys being racist to all vietnamese?? it’s just the Fucking government that implements all this shit. As a vietnamese myself, i think it’s time they do something “for” the people not “from” the people. geesh…bunch of fucking communist fuckheads!

P.S: The vietnamese writing system is as complex as a rat’s balls…geesh how do u expect the chinese and iraqis to write? – vietnamese writing system atm is as easy as it gets. since it’s a monosyllabic language or for those who are just plain stupid…*coughs* it means where one word means something else with different tones.

P.S2: Go Designer_Nipple and fuck communism -.-

bineverlast says:

Re: GET FUCKED

wow! just don’t talk of you don’t know, learn to listen is harder than to talk. the government is bad, ok. everyone know that. why you guy so worked up over this? wikipedia have a bunchs of articles about sexual stuff, so what? ok, they don’t have sex education video, or classes, instead they make website. big deal.
secondly, not that people care since who want to learn vietnamese anyway, but i just want to point out that the language is freaking hard to master. everyone think another languages with different alphabet is hard, well, do you think that the chinese think english is hard to learn? common sense people, it more than alphabet, it’s gramma that make it hard. the reason why english consider the easiest language to learn( not to master) is because it focus more on vocabulary and less on gramma.

v33vz says:

Re: Re: GET FUCKED

I’m an Australian born Viet, i learnt it from scratch and i gotta say Vietnamese is a very easy language to learn, easier than many languages and definitely easier than English. Every word is pronounced as it is written/spelt. Each symbol is an indication of a certain tone.
Of course im just talking about pronunciation, but if u compare it to English where -plough,enough, and though- all have the same ending letters but have 3 completely different ways of pronouncing it u can see which is easier to learn.

And all that crap by dorpus, u think reading sum articles means that ur “superior” to us? Think again.
Altho u are correct in saying that Vietnam has some way to go to improving, it is the governments fault for hindering its progress. Do not put it on the people.

annoyed says:

to article and comments

Sorry but I don’t think the article is correct. I am a Vietnamese myself and there is no such thing as a government-based porn site.

Also, our language is not simplified Chinese. We follow the latin system.

In fact, Vietnam is too overpopulated that the government encourages its people to have less kids. The limit is 2 children per family right now. There is a very high chance that it will be cut down to 1 per family.

So, please verify your information before writing up such articles. It reflects badly on the country and people there. Even though, I don’t live in Vietnam but my origin urges me to ward off such offensive acts.

polocanada says:

Vietnam's rejuvenation.

@ dorpus: You sound are bastardly cinical and brain-washed. You ate too much of that rice probably.

@ Mike Masnick: Vietnamese government is dealing with a crisis of a) losing power b) losinig power and c) losing power. So they will do anything they a) can b) are capable of c) have skills to do in order to keep in power. Vietnam is a country with problems. Once the government falls the problem will become even bigger. These natios don’t have democraticy-building-sense. They are totalitarian states and people always accepted (volutarily) totalitarian rule. Asians countries including China and Vietnam were “rejuvenated” through capitalism (although not necessary good, capitalism has its evels, obviously, like Hollywood-type tasteless pretended big-pipe, big horn porn etc). The “capitalistic rejuvenation” is ripping through China right now, and it remains to be seen whether the countries in Asia can really TRANSFORM themselves (!) from hundreds year old tradition and societal organization and cultural attitude towards modern and responsible citizen-states.

Dorpus says:

Dorpus

Dorpus can get an education, can get all done up to look like someone out of your league, can get a GOV JOB, and while you are too busy losing in your POS life, i will always be better than you, and laughing from up high where you will never get to. Dorpus wins. You lose. How do i know? Because a 14 yr old girl (6yrs ago) on a mere whim and late night stupid fest with her friends got such a response from 20 to 30 something loser men. Go eff yourselves. HAHAHA.

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