A Billion People Are Fucking In China. (Why Aren't We?)

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China is undergoing a sexual revolution! And just like with its Industrial Revolution, everything is happening reallyreallyfast. Studies estimate the percentage of citizens who have in premarital sex has escalated from 15% when the Western media outlets first declared a sexual revolution to be underway to 60-70% today. And the kids learned to shake off the whole "courtship" construct quickly too, electing mostly to have random unattached hookups at by-the-hour motels with people they meet at bars with subtle innuendo-y names like "One Night Stand." Some of them even blog about it! Explains One Night Stand patron Chu Yanyang: "If when we eat I always put food on your plate for you and one day I don't, then you might get mad and fuss at me. These little fights are really hard. So you might have a one-night stand. It's just so much easier." Totes. The only drawback is that most kids are still afraid to say "sex" in public, sex education is a rarity, and now that officials are rethinking the whole One Child Policy, abortion is no longer free. But there's a way to get a discount!

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Just skip the anesthesia.

A walk-in abortion costs $140 at the Haidian Maternal and Child Health Hospital, a large public hospital in northwest Beijing. Too pricey? Skip the anesthesia and the price falls to $55.

Ah! Great idea. Look, don't they make the abortion pills there? Or are they worried about them being tainted, too? Whatever, I'm happy for them.

China Sees Sexual Revolution [MSNBC]
Earlier: China Gets Officially Hot And Bothered [SF Gate]
Naughty Little Red Book [NYT]
Sex Please; We're Young And Chinese] [TIME]
Way Earlier: Straight Talk On Sex In China] [TIME]

[Image via Stefan Landsberger's Propaganda Page]

DISCUSSION

Second and third the whole "This world is overpopulated enough," and I don't want China to be a world power till they have a better human and womens rights record and more sustainable government, and uh, yeah, fuck, HIV and more babies.

"And the kids learned to abandon the whole "courtship" facade quickly too, electing mostly to have random unattached hookups at by-the-hour motels with people they meet at bars with subtle innuendo-y names like "One Night Stand."

And this is "good" becaauuuseee...one-night stands are only good if a culture where "sexual liberation" occurs is one that stresses being informed, safe, and mutually respectful above all else.

Jesus what a depressing fucking post. What a godsend it would be if at least half the world's population was infertile for a while until things evened out and we (parents...government institutions...that bitch, mother nature...whomever) could set things straight for the children we already have here.