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China's Sex Theme Park — Vulgar or Valuable?

China's Sex Theme Park — Vulgar or Valuable?

China's Love Land had big dreams. The sex theme park was going to offer sex technique workshops, safe-sex seminars, a museum on the history of sex, and some giant genitalia for good measure.

The owners hoped to further the spread of good sex, while stopping the spread of sexually transmitted disease. Unfortunately, the topic of sex is extremely taboo in China, so the larger-than-life naked bodies were far too much for Chinese officials to handle. Today, officials ordered the "vulgar, ill-minded and misleading" park to be demolished, before it even had a chance to open.

While Love Land would have been China's first sex theme park, exhibits exploring the cultural significance of human sexuality are not new. For example, New York's Museum of Sex offers exhibitions, lecture series, and other events on all things sex.


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Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I'm with tlsgirl, seminars, education and more knowledge about safe sex is brilliant. Especially because they're trying to control the population size.However I'm not so hot on seeing giant genitals everywhere.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I'm with tlsgirl, seminars, education and more knowledge about safe sex is brilliant. Especially because they're trying to control the population size. However I'm not so hot on seeing giant genitals everywhere.
deeann deeann 6 years
while i'm not sure having a sex theme park will cause more safe sex..i definitely think it's important that the chinese government realizes it's important to spread the word about practicing safe sex and using condoms.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
The guy who started the park has the right idea. The US should follow suit. Open sexuality is a very important thing in today's culture, the moment you make it taboo, you make education about it taboo as well, which leads to nasty things like unfit mothers and STD epidemics.
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 6 years
china seems to forget that people will rebel. The thing is Chinese people have been patient. But when they rebel, they take over. So good luck to them.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
I didn't vote because the answer to this issue is somewhere in between. While public dialogue about sex is (I think, anyway) very valuable for educational and health and prevention measures, a sex theme park is probably NOT the way to do it. I have a feeling it would cheapen the value of the knowledge received had it opened. And of course the Chinese government wouldn't let this stand. I'm surprised they LET it be built in the first place...it is a serious waste of money all around.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
I didn't vote because the answer to this issue is somewhere in between. While public dialogue about sex is (I think, anyway) very valuable for educational and health and prevention measures, a sex theme park is probably NOT the way to do it. I have a feeling it would cheapen the value of the knowledge received had it opened. And of course the Chinese government wouldn't let this stand. I'm surprised they LET it be built in the first place...it is a serious waste of money all around.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 6 years
If you live in China and want to go to a sex theme park, just go take a vacation to Japan. The current Chinese government is never going to allow this kind of stuff.
Phil Phil 6 years
What China doesn't seem to understand is that the more you repress or oppress or, press something, the more liable it is to blow up in your own hand.Stigmatizing sexuality within a culture only puts a culture at increased risk of problems related to sex and sexuality in the long run. Such taboos on sex have been correlated with increased rates of STD/STI contraction, of increases in unwanted pregnancy (which is especially poignant in a country with such a critical over-population problem), of incidences of violent and aggressive acts--including sexual assault.Yet, instead of addressing the issue in a public and appealing--and thus effective, depending on execution--manner, the PRC instead puts a stop to any such facility. No good can come of the PRC's decision.
Phil Phil 6 years
What China doesn't seem to understand is that the more you repress or oppress or, press something, the more liable it is to blow up in your own hand. Stigmatizing sexuality within a culture only puts a culture at increased risk of problems related to sex and sexuality in the long run. Such taboos on sex have been correlated with increased rates of STD/STI contraction, of increases in unwanted pregnancy (which is especially poignant in a country with such a critical over-population problem), of incidences of violent and aggressive acts--including sexual assault. Yet, instead of addressing the issue in a public and appealing--and thus effective, depending on execution--manner, the PRC instead puts a stop to any such facility. No good can come of the PRC's decision.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I dunno about giant genitals everywhere, but dialogue, workshops, and seminars could be really helpful and important.
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