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December 21, 20125 Comments

Photos: Teenage abortion in China

Statistics show that at least 13 million abortions are performed each year in China, which makes it the country with the highest number of abortions in the world. That does not include the 10 million abortion pills sold or the unknown number of abortions performed at underground or unregistered clinics. Against the backdrop of the country’s One Child Policy, abortion in China is not only legal but casually done. Besides, to unmarried women, the social stigma of raising an illegitimate child and the lack of adoption services means that having an abortion after getting pregnant is almost the only way out.

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April 4, 2012No Comments

Prostitution ring makes 13-year-old fake virginity with pigeon’s blood

The city police in Nanchang, eastern Jiangxi province busted a prostitution racket by arresting four people and rescuing three underage women, including one 13-year-old. The ring leader made his girls pretend virgins and sell sex at premium prices. The crime ring also blackmailed hundreds of thousands of yuan from victims of their badger games. When [...]

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March 22, 20122 Comments

China cracks down on ‘religious cults’ that target middle class and preach ‘sexual license’

From Yangcheng Evening Post Ever since she suffered a career downfall, Cheng Jing, a white-collar worker in Guangzhou, has become fascinated with all forms of spiritualism and their books and products, including astrology, hypnotism, tarot cards, aromatherapy and meditation, hoping to find spiritual guidance and be healed. In fact, in recent years, the concept of [...]

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March 3, 20125 Comments

Japanese porn star lectures Chinese college students on safe sex

From NetEase Even though her plan to give a lecture on sexology to Chinese college students was canceled amid ‘safety concerns’, Japanese porn star Hotaru Akane was invited by the local television in Wuhan to appear in a TV program. Peng Xiaohui, a sexology professor at Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei province, [...]

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April 9, 20118 Comments

Hong Kong sex ed illustration causes stir among mainland Chinese netizens

From NetEase “Where did I come from?” Whenever Chinese parents are asked this question by their kids, they have bones in their throats. Recently, a series of pictures of a sex education textbook used in Hong Kong were posted on China’s popular discussion forum MOP, which answers this question with simple language and illustrations. Many [...]

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January 25, 2011One Comment

Chinese school requires teen students to keep a distance of 50cm from the opposite sex

Yandao Street Middle School in Chengdu, Sichuan Province has introduced new school codes of conduct in which the proper distance between two students of opposite sexes is set at 80 cm to 1 meter, or 31 inches to 40 inches. It constitutes intimacy, a transgression that subjects offenders to reprimand and even punishment, if the [...]

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January 5, 201119 Comments

First Chinese sex-negative website launched, bashing gays and masturbation among others

Recently, a non-governmental website that boldly campaigns against eroticism as well as homosexuality and masturbation has been launched in Shijiazhuang, and quickly received a massive number of hits. Over half of those who volunteered to build the site are women. They say their purpose is to educate people using their own experiences on harms [...]

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November 25, 20102 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Final Part)

Part One of the Series A mentor Chinese netizens half-jokingly called Sora Aoi “An enlightening teacher to the youth.” In a sense, many Japanese porn stars do play an important role in sex education where China lags far behind. China has a sexually suppressive culture. Even today, many people consider talking about sex risque. Older [...]

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November 18, 20106 Comments

Adult video bridges the chasm between Japan and China – on porn and sex ed in China (Part 1)

Diplomatic relations between Japan and China have frosted to a freezing point since September after dispute over sovereignty of Senkaku, or Diaoyu, a group of uninhabited islets which is currently controlled by Japan but also claimed by China. If any tie between the two Asian powers is unaffected, it would be the one formed by [...]

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