Saturday, 16 May 2009


Promoters of the park named Love Land say it would serve the purpose of sex education and encourage healthy discussion on sex in a society, which frowns on any talk on the subject. It will also help adults "enjoy a harmonious sex life," the local media quoted park manager Lu Xiaoqing, as saying.

"Sex is a taboo subject in China but people really need to have more access to information about it," Lu said. "We are building the park for the good of the public," he said. Love Land, which is based the sex park in the South Korean island of Jeju, has drawn a barrage of criticism over the internet with hundreds of people saying China is not the place for “vulgar exhibition” of what is essentially a private matter.

The local media has also been publishing comments from the local people opposing the opening of the park. "I would be embarrassed looking at sex sculptures and pictures with other people around me,” Zhao Fang, a woman school teacher in Beijing told TNN. But she conceded that it might draw teenagers, who may be curious to know sex is practiced in foreign countries. Local authorities in Chongqing gave permission for establishing the park hoping it would draw a lot of tourists.

But the rising wave of criticism might force them to place restrictions on at least some of the exhibits in the part, a government official said. The park will have an exhibition showing different facets of sex as practiced in different countries and lessons on how the subject has been treated through history. It will contain details on the use of condoms and other measures to prevent AIDS.