China To Debut A Sex Theme Park


While not known for its sexual progressiveness, China has plans of steaming up its image and opening a bawdy sex-themed amusement park called Love Land.

Sort of reminiscent to Duff Gardens Theme Park in The Simpsons (oh, you remember---the amusement park devoted to all things Duff beer), Love Land boasts a genital sculpture garden of sorts, sex education, exhibitions,"technique" classes, and we're hoping some sort of intercourse-related roller coasters, but no word yet on the "rides."

Not surprisingly, this is leaving some Chinese ruffled, complaining the display are "vulgar" and will "make people sick." Who wants to eat lunch amongst a carved penis or vagina, they wonder.

Those spearheading the theme park, however, say this is only for China's good. The park manager, Lu Xiaoqing, thinks the country needs to loosen up when it comes to sex, lamenting that while 60% of China's young people engage in premarital sex, only a heartbreaking 28% of women report experiencing orgasms.

Li Yinhe, an expert on sexual attitudes at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences hopes this will usher in a more relaxed attitude toward sex as well. Historically, she says, Chinese aren't prudish but became so do to an influence of Western religious beliefs and a few abstinent-happy dynasties. Indeed, it's time for China to bring sexy back, she thinks.

While this could easily veer into the cheese-tastic (very easily), we sincerely hope these sex instructors are worth their salt, and the seminars bring up those lagging lady O-face statistics.

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