According to Taiwan media, graduate student Yang Yaqing studying music in France wrote in her blog, three years ago she already had the idea of kissing 100 men and taking photos of them as proof. When she told her idea to her friends, some said she was crazy, “What is the difference between this and having sex with 100 different men? Are you that horny?” They believed that such action is no different from being a slut. Therefore Yang Yaqing suppressed her thoughts then.
After studying in Paris for 2 years, this summer Yang Yaqing once again was having the fantasy of kissing hundred men. She felt that although she could get her diploma in 2 years, but she was missing “an achievement that she can be proud of forever”. With the thinking of “Whatever I want, I have the courage and ability to achieve.” she started the action of “kissing 100 men in Paris”. She also hired photographer to take pictures, preparing to write a book with her experience.
Yang Yaqing began in July 14th 2009 in Paris asking stranger men for kisses. Her first kiss was with a worker who changes the sets in a gallery. She wrote in her blog:
I walked towards him, calmly told him the reason I wanted to kiss him.
He smiled, because was baffled.
He asked “kissing the lips?”
I answered “Yes kissing the lips.”
He asked “Wow, … how?”
I answered “Just a peck is enough.”
He said “hm… ok.”
She described in her blog “It’s like a falling leaf accidently floating into my pocket.” Her 3rd kiss was with a teacher from Africa, later invited her to go to Africa with him.
Currently not accepting any interviews from the reporters, Yang Yaqing recorded in his blog, after the action began, she once had kissed 35 stranger men in 2 weeks. The kiss made her readers envy the most was with a handsome male model. The men she kissed were mostly handsome blond boys, but there are also cleaning workers and men who are bald and fat. During her #48th kiss, she wrote on her blog that he bit her lips. She said it was the first time someone bit her lips, “quite an interesting feeling”.
Yang Yaqing’s blog was suddenly popular on the internet, attracted more than 1.1 million readers. But netizens’ feelings are mixed. Supporters believe that this is a bold plan, life is meant to be challenged; people who are opposed the idea worried about infectious diseases, and pointed out that “she was just use writing a book as an excuse to basically looking for cute guys to kiss.” Some people even said with sour tone “Why not ask for kisses in Taiwan? It is totally an act of worshipping foreign things. (崇洋媚外)”
Yang yaqing (杨雅晴)