Sex just once a week is totally unbearable,” reads complaint letter to a popular newspaper based in Shenzhen, a boomtown in South China’s Guangdong Province that is built on the shoulders of countless migrant workers.
The letter, sent by over 30 migrant workers, all married men in their robust 20s or early 30s toiling at a local factory, voices their sex anxieties over their rare contact with their wives.
The factory allows married employees off only once a week to reunite with their lonely wives. Couples go the rest of the week without as much as a glance of each other.
“We are legally bound and our marriage is protected by the law,” said Chen Qiang, who drew up the letter of complaint on behalf of all married men working for the Taiwan-funded factory who want more family time with their wives.
“We just want our family life and our sex right which are ruthlessly deprived by the factory,” Chen said, adding, “Most of those married workers came to the city along with their loved ones.”