Mr and Mrs Guan had been married for no more than a few weeks when they began noticing Mr Guan's tendency to sweat profusely during sex. Both newlyweds were 28 years old, and had made love everyday since their wedding. Mr Guan's qi or life energy appeared to be at an all-time high. Relatives warned them not to overindulge in sex, echoing centuries of ancient wisdom that holds moderation as the key to longevity. These pearls have not been forgotten, though they are mostly offered as subtle tokens of advice from family members on subjects such as marriage and family planning. Chinese sex wisdom derives largely from Taoism, an ancient school of philosophy spelled out by Laozi in the 8th Century BC. Taoism stresses the necessary balance between the negative, lunar female yin and the positive, sun-like male yang to achieve optimum harmony and pleasure. The overwhelming characteristic of Chinese sex wisdom however is qi, largely attributed to the positive male yang. To this day, Chinese sex therapists and sexologists argue for some existing Taoist teachings, many advocating moderation as the key to a fulfilling sex life. Sometimes it works.
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