One of my favorite New York Times writers, Jennifer 8. Lee, gives us an interesting look into the meaning of the number 8 in Chinese culture, its choice as the start of the Olympic games in Beijing, and its huge popularity as a choice day for weddings (her stats from The Knot are impressive – though their stats for the popularity of July 7, 2007 are even more impressive, possibly because it was a Saturday?). Anyway, read her article here and consider your own number interests or obsessions. Do you prefer to do things in twos or threes? Do you have certain beliefs or preferences for certain numbers?
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
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