16 May 2009

Is This Really Necessary?

One would think that the residents of the world's most populous nation would already have a fair idea about how sex works. One would think this, but the manager of Love Land, the first sex theme park in China, would disagree:

Maybe it was the giant revolving model of a woman's legs and lower torso, clad only in an unflattering crimson thong, or perhaps it was the oversized replica of a set of genitals. Either way, many residents in the south-west city of Chongqing are not happy about the development of China's first sex theme park, which has been described as "vulgar" and inappropriate.

The park manager, Lu Xiaoqing, who was inspired by South Korea's popular sex theme park in Jeju, says that Love Land, due to open in October, will improve sex education and help adults enjoy a harmonious sex life. Inside, visitors will be able to view naked human sculptures, giant replicas of genitals and an exhibition about the history of sex and sexual practices in other countries.

The park will also offer sex technique workshops and advise on anti-Aids measures and using condoms properly.

"Sex is a taboo subject in China but people really need to have more access to information about it," Lu told the state newspaper China Daily. [emphasis added]

I wonder if any of the $2.6 million in tax (and borrow) money the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is slated to drop on the problem of drunken Chinese prostitutes is going to this theme park....

(HT to Prof Reynolds)

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