sex industry

China’s Counterfeit Condoms

China Daily reported yesterday on a counterfeit condom factory busted in the southeastern province of Fujian, and two other underground factories uncovered by the police investigation : An underground workshop producing fake...

A Look at “Behind the Red Door: Sex in China”

China is in the midst of a sexual revolution. Before you conjure up images of the countercultural movement that swept the west half a century ago, clarification is needed: China is in the midst of a sexual revolution with...

China’s Singular Sexual Revolution

In Behind the Red Door, Richard Burger examines various aspects of sex in China, both throughout history and in the resurgence of sexual freedom currently underway. From Mara Hvistendahl at Los Angeles Review of Books: [… T]he...

“10-Yuan Brothels” and Sex-Worker’s Rights

In late April, a Southern Weekend (南方周末) reporter visited a “10-yuan brothel” (十元店)[zh], the most cut-rate of venues housing China’s sex-trade, often catering to China’s many lonely and poor migrant...

Police Detain China Activist for Sex Worker Rights

Activist Ye Haiyan was detained after she made a call to legalize prostitution. From the Associated Press: Ye Haiyan was nabbed at the offices of her community group, the China Women’s Rights Workshops, and told she would...

Variety Stores

In an interesting coincidence, two Beijing-based foreign journalists blog about watching neighborhood shops near their homes transform into storefronts for the Chinese sex industry. From Evan Osnos of the New Yorker: What began...

China Censorship Primer: Just Say “No” to Female Orgasms

Bruce Humes writes in his blog: Don’t let media in the West fool you—talking about sex in China is not taboo. But apparently references to female genitalia and orgasms are still big no-nos. To see how such touchy subjects are...

Video: Naked China

It has been five months since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. China considered the Games as a symbol of the rising of a great nation. Over five nights leading to the opening ceremony, News and multimedia website came up...

China’s Male Prostitutes

In his short video “China’s Male Prostitutes,” Tom Bannigan interviews two male prostitutes and Tong Ge from the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute in an exploration of the male sex industry in China,...

China sex experts draw the line at wife-swapping – Reuters

China’s sexual revolution apparently has its limits, even in Guangzhou. From Reuters: Chinese sociologists said that the country should promote bolder attitudes toward sex, but that wife-swapping was off the agenda, state media reported Monday. Chinese attitudes toward sex have relaxed in recent decades, triggering a boom in extramarital relationships which the Communist Party has […]

Jonathan Watts: Sex is China’s latest boom industry

From the Guardian: The Shaki adult toy factory in Shenzhen is an orgy of production. And though nothing could seem less erotic to the workers, their output is testimony to the growing passion of consumers for China’s latest boom industry: sex. The country now provides 70% of the world’s sex toys. While the bulk of […]



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